September 10, 2011,
Dear Friends of GlobalShare:
We are writing to you now because sometime earlier you may have received an invitation to our charity Walk-Run on Roosevelt Island.
In the recent two months, there are life changes in our Directors deeply engaged in carrying out the mechanics and coordination of the GSRF Scholarship Walk-Run scheduled on October 16 which necessitate the cancellation of the event at this time.
We thank those who registered, and reimbursement is being arranged. We also thank those who had intentions of joining and looking forward to the Run, and apologize if we disappointed you. We hope we can still summon your enthusiasm when we re-schedule.
We, directors and associates of GlobalShare, continue to fundraise in our quiet way to fulfill the hopes of those in our projects benefiting from your generosity for educational opportunities. We hope the set-back does not diminish your sentiments for our mission and would like to take this occasion direct you to www.globalshare.org/donate.php for continued support.
Please feel free to drop us your comments, thoughts and suggestions on how to better keep you engaged in pursuing our mission.
The GlobalShare BOD
Since its founding in 2001 through 2010 the Global ShareResource Foundation (GSRF) has grown in terms of contributions to its non-profit organization partners.
- Aymini School – From the rubbles came up a schoolhouse which the Organization for the Advancement of Afghan Women initiated with cooperation from the USAID of And the Afghan Ministry of Education. The 2-storey building houses 20 classrooms and opened for classes on March 29, 2007 with 4,000 boys and girls ranging from 7-18 years old enrolled. The Aymini 20-classroom schoolhouse in Kabul is now being expanded.
- Moshwani Clinic – OAAW clinic serves the Kalakan region providing health care to 9 villages, treating daily 40-50 patients - men, women and children. There are 12 employees including 2 physicians, a dentist and a pharmacist. The clinic provides for free medical care, vaccination for children and adults, birth control, dental care and information about hygiene for all of the patients who visit the clinic. It is near the Moshwani Payan Middle School, the only source of immediate care. It performs minor surgeries, e.g., suturing cuts, incision and draining of the abscess, first degree burns and circumcision of male children. In case of dehydration, during summer, intravenous infusions are available, and for is now an ambulance to take the patients to a hospital about 20 miles away. The OAAW is the only monetary provider for keeping the door of this clinic open for this community.
- The Basque Missionary has had its roots in Ecuador since 1948. The projects with them are the Vocational School in Babahoyo and the Vegetable Gardens in Vinces.
- Nuestra Señora de Fátima, a secondary school in Babahoyo, Ecuador provides complementary vocational training to 14-20 age groups. GSRF supported the attendance of 235 boys are in automotive/general mechanics, 138 girls are in dressmaking/hairdressing. The project is housed in the property of the parish church, Nuestra Senora de Fatima. Classes are scheduled in the Morning for the boys, Afternoon for the girls and Evening for literacy education. Also taught are subjects in History, Geography, Labor Law, Crafts, Cooperatives, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Studies and Civics. School year is from April to January.
- Vegetable Gardens in Vinces – Another project of the Basque Missionary in 3 barrios of Vinces, Ecuador, familiarizing the students with methods of affordable food production in their farms at the same time learn farming skills to earn a living, increase nutritional quality of food at schools, and reduce the number of malnourished school children.
- Piggery in Cuenca -- This is the start-up project being assisted by GSRF organizing the indigenous community into an entrepreneurial association by raising, selling and distributing hogs. In 2009-2010, the community constructed a huge pig pen for 14 pigs complete with water drainage and storage for feeds. Over time the pigs multiplied to 94 and the community is able to distribute some to its members, some were sold and some were kept for further hog-raising. The project occupies a 2- acre land donated by Douglas Grandgeorge, GSRF President.
Guatemala: Vocational School in Chaparron -- Fr. Anton Grech, a Maltese works in a remote village in Guatemala for more than 11 years, trying not only to be a spiritual shepherd, but to improve the lives of the villagers through projects in farming and fishing, and teaching trade skills to the young people.
Haiti:Diaspora Community Services– The organization has been in existence for the last 25 years committed to the Haitian Community in New York. It set up a neighborhood clinic in Port-au-Prince in 2007 servicing 4 health areas to provide emergency services, women’s gynecological needs, pediatric immunization and general screening and testing for TB and HIV. Local staff will be trained for clinic maintenance and technology transfer.
Honduras: Hope for Healthier Humanity– The organization provides technical and clinical education and training to medical, dental and nursing students and other healthcare providers in developing countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. They partner with US-based donors of medicine, medical and dental equipment.
Indonesia: Orphans International in Aceh, Indonesia, built homes for the victims of Tsunami to house 240 children over the next year. Fifteen of the small homes have been already been funded in part, and are seeking sponsors the additional 45 homes.
Iraq: Catholic Near East Welfare Association, together with locally based organizations in Iraq, operates 19 emergency relief centers in Baghdad, Basra and Mosul maintaining supplies for 40 days. Three of these centers were opened before the occupation of Baghdad. Five of the emergency relief distribution centers are ran by women volunteers who prepare boxes of rice, beans, sugar, tea, macaroni, oil and other basics to feed a family of four for 20 days. Some 1,200 families are being helped. Support also goes to Baghdad’s Al Hayat and St. Raphael hospitals, providing them medicines and medical supplies, including emergency generators for operating theaters, and expanding its free clinic for the poor from three to five days a week.
- The Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM), a member for Council of World mission, engages in literacy and vocational education training, village health centers and orphanage. The orphanage in the outskirts of Antananarivo, Madagascar, serves as a half-way house to some 50 orphans, ages from new-borns to teenage, until they are placed for adoption. Youths are given skills in sewing and handicraft making and finished products are sold in the gift shop to augment income to the orphanage.
- Water Purification – The project is a partnership between the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Manakavaly Hospital, Manakalavy School and Living Waters of the World. It involves the installation, maintenance of water purification system, and training of 4 community members to operate and maintain the system and training of 6 community leaders to carry out health hygiene program.
Nicaragua: Hogar Luceros del Amanecer -- A for at-risk children and their families in Camoapa, Nicaragua. The program provides supplemental education to enable students to enter and stay in school. A social worker also provides assistance to families of students, and HLDA is in the process of developing a farm where students can live, learn, and produce food and income for the project.
- Asilo de la Milagrosa, Inc., founded primarily as an orphanage in 1934 in Cebu City, Philippines and under management of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul since 1936, is dedicated to caring babies, toddlers, children and female elderly, whose families are unable to care for them due to death, sickness, poverty and other societal and environmental situations.
- Chosen Children Village Foundation, a school for the education of handicapped children and providing long term placement in a healthy home and community environment. The school in Cavite trains, educates physically and mentally handicapped children, 74 are with cerebral palsy or attention disorder. Besides the academic exercise, their educational curriculum includes arts and crafts, physical education, gardening and cooking.
- Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Inc. -- Runs three institutional projects: Hospital for the Poor - is a 100-bed charity ward administering complete health and medical services to indigent Filipino families providing free clinical/medical service, lab works, surgical procedures. Aeta Resettlement -- is a comprehensive approach to assisting 92 Aeta families build a community life of self-government and a self-sustaining economic enterprise. The area is located in the hills of Sitio Gala, Brgy. Sacatihan, Zambales in northern Luzon. Barefoot Doctors -- trains selected members of the Indigenous People as Community Health Workers (CHW) to (1) preserve good indigenous health practices, (2) diagnose, treat common illnesses and apply first aid; (3) use complementary healing methods (reflexology, massage) and, (4) apply use of alternative medicine (herbal).
- Gawad Kalinga– This is a nationwide effort to provide slum dwellers decent home environment sustained by corollary livelihood skills training and community housing development. GSRF has adopted three housing communities out of the slums of Manila’s inner city and relocated to a nearby town, a reduction in population congestion. Houses are built for and by the volunteers of poor families in the community. A community is composed of about 60 – 100 families residing in a contiguous area.
- Lorenzo M. Tanada Foundation, an organization which, among other objectives, help poor but deserving college graduates to pursue graduate courses in the field of law, government, economics, science and history or to provide university scholarship to poor and deserving students in the secondary educational institutions.
- Mt. Carmel Foundation, a Philippine non-profit organization providing academic education to deserving scholars in the Philippines (Camarines Norte and Bulacan).
- Samabayan Educational Foundation, Inc. (SEFI) supports and, partially or wholly, funds the educational needs of daughters from low-socio-economic families, intellectually capable in acquiring academic education in either of the pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and/or secondary school levels. The chosen scholars are sent to the private school situated in the La Loma - Sta. Mesa Heights District, reputed for their high standard and quality of instruction.
- St. Luke's Cabiao Community Clinic, in Nueva Ecija is a teaching clinic for medical students and midwifery.
Rwanda: Centre for Gender, Culture and Development at the Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda is a centre of gender, culture and development (CGCD) at the Kigali Institute in Education (KIE) known for excellence producing professionally qualified academicians, public servants, civil society and private sector leaders for the labor market, in a high-quality research environment that engages in policy development, short term trainings, certificate programs, community outreach and multicultural exchange.
South Africa: Religious of the Good Shepherd in Johannesburg operates in poor villages, providing pre-and after-school programs for teenagers during vacation, as well as for 200 living with relatives or neighbors. These children are provided with breakfast & lunch, medical care. Women-victims of abuse, learn to plant and sell garden produce, as well as trained to work as hospice caregivers to those afflicted with AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
Zambia: Mazabuka Municipal Council (MMC) in Southern Zambia organized a Resource Mobilization Team for the purpose of (a) establishing efficient systems and processes to facilitate the raising of capital grants for specific development projects, (b) monitoring those projects during their implementation, and (c) developing direct relationships with selected external donor bodies (international governments through their development programs or embassies, NGOs and socially responsible corporations).
Surgeons of Hope conducts pediatric surgical missions to children of poor families in the low developing countries. Principally it assists in the construction of hospitals in the low developing countries for pediatric care.
- Afghanistan: Created an agreement with Afghan government to establish an integrated public health program and construct a new 85-bed hospital with independent management, tax exempt status and free land.
- Cambodia: Phnom Penh Heart Center built by the Surgeons of Hope, has 50 hospital beds, performs 1000 open heart surgeries, 500 cardiac interventions and close to 20,000 consultations each year. GSRF supported the US Medical Mission that operated on 25 children with heart condition.
- Haiti: Established a cardiac facility to train local surgeons and surgical to perform cardiac surgery in small surgical units in Port-au-Prince.
- Nicaragua: Surgeons of Hope started a project in the pediatric hospital for Indigent children, La Mascota: "El Instituto Pediatrico de Cardiologia de Nicaragua". An agreement was signed with the Nicaraguan authorities to build a cardiac unit in the compound of this pediatric hospital to become the regional action center over central America.