We understand and appreciate the importance of supporting those suffering from illness or harm.
Inter Care, Africa
We have funded the work of Inter Care who send high quality medical aid which would otherwise be incinerated by health units.
- Currently provide regular, long-term medical aid to around 130 health units where each unit receives one or two consignments of aid per year
- Supported health units include hospitals, health centres, infirmaries, prisons, dispensaries, schools, orphanages and centres for the disabled
- Half the people who live in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1 per day with only one doctor for every 83,300 people
The way it works not only benefits the health units in rural Africa, it also makes use of surplus medicines from pharmaceutical companies and medical wholesalers by recycling healthcare products donated by GPs, and reducing NHS waste.
We have funded the three Early Childhood Development centres run by Kidasha. These centres focus on hygiene, nutrition and social inclusion of young children living on the streets in Nepal.
- Kidasha has been working in Nepal for over 20 years and the demand for their input is increasing
- Nepal fails to attract much media or public attention despite suffering from high levels of chronic poverty, malnutrition, child abuse and exploitation, ongoing political instability and a lack of basic infrastructure
- Kidasha has been piloting a project since 2014 in 9 government and community based ECD (early childhood development) centres – improving children’s health, nutrition and hygiene, increasing maternal participation and increasing the proportion of children from Dalit and other marginalised communities
The main goal is reducing the causes and impacts of entrenched poverty, social exclusion and stopping the exploitation and violence against children in Nepal. By improving health, well-being and providing access to education; children outside of parental care can be integrated back with their families.
Anglican International Development, South Sudan
We contributed to the training of more urgently needed health care workers, and increased projects for sanitation works in those communities.
- A 15 year old girl in South Sudan is more likely to die in child birth than to finish her exams
- The dire health care situation here is largely due to a lack of trained healthcare workers
- There are fewer then 200 doctors for a population of 9 million
During the last two years of sanitation works, over 1,000 homes have received water treatment training from AID. Communities have built latrines with their funding, reducing the annual cholera outbreaks drastically.
“We are extremely grateful to the Just Living Foundation’s for their grant which will help to train highly competent health workers (midwives, nurses and clinical officers) for South Sudan, where 1 in 28 women die in childbirth. It will also help to train sanitation volunteers who help poor families around South Sudan to understand the importance of drinking clean water, using latrines and hand washing which drastically reduce infant mortality and outbreaks of cholera.”
Anglican International Development
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support, Uganda
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Ward, Butabika, is the largest psychiatric hospital in Uganda. Our support is directed towards educational, recreational resources, and medical equipment.
- Butabika is the largest and one of the only inpatient wards for children with mental illness in the whole country or Uganda
- Children staying in the ward have primarily been previously abused, abandoned, bereaved and stigmatised
- Often these children have nowhere else to go and have families that are untraceable
“The generous donation made by the JLF will support the stipend, internet and communication costs of two newly qualified social workers, as well as the transport costs to resettle and educate families in rural areas of Uganda. It will also help to cover some of the costs of the hospital’s external supervision and monitoring and evaluation work.”
Emma Gilbert, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support project
Nalondo School and Corrective Surgery Operations Project, Kenya
The Nalondo School Corrective surgery Operations Project is home to 450 students ages four – 18 years, with over 300 of them having a disability.
- 45 wheelchairs have been supplied
- 20 children gave been tted with prosthetic limbs
- 10 additional support workers have been trained to support the children
“The funding provided by the Just Living Foundation will enable us to support a total of around 15 children to receive operations and the next 5 children are expected to attend for operations in April 2016.”
Paul Lucas, Director for Kenya, Meal A Day
Essential Healthcare Worker, Burmese Refuse Site Community
In the worst conditions imaginable 500 illegal migrants from Burma are subsisting from collecting materials from the Mae Sot refuse site and selling them on to visiting traders.
The Foundation have funded an Essential Healthcare worker to support the community on the site for a year.
“The poverty-stricken plight of these people provides a poor commentary on our society. It is hard to imagine the circumstances in Myanmar that were so intolerable that families preferred to come illegally to Thailand to live on and from a garbage dump. (The rubbish arriving here has already been gleaned for the best glass, metal and plastic). What they gather is sold on to intermediaries for recycling. They have created their homes from what is left and they scavenge more by working day and night to supplement their nutritional requirements.”
Children on the Edge