The Bishop's Lent Call 2003
the money will go...
New School building at Aiome Anglican High School
Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea the churches run many of the schools and health services as
well as worship and pastoral care. Only since 1996 has the Highland region had
a secondary school - Aiome Anglican High School. The school cannot yet seek
financial help from its former students. Half of Aiome's school has been built
of local timber and thatch by children themselves. They are temporary
structures and leak in the frequent equatorial downpours. Sanitary conditions
are rudimentary. The school needs dormitories, classrooms and an improved
water, drainage and power infrastructure. Aiome School is in an area listed by
UNICEF as one of the five most remote communities in the world. Even a few
thousand pounds could greatly improve reliability of water and power supplies.
St Michael & All Angels', Khayelitsha, Cape Town,
South Africa school building project
Michael and All Angels' Khayelitsha, is the link parish of St Michael's East
Wickham. The project is to build a primary school to continue the children's
education once they leave pre-school nurseries. It is an investment for the
future of the Township. The Khayelitsha project also runs a counselling and
nutrition service for people with HIV/AIDS; Simamaleni - a ministry for abused
children in the area; an income generating sewing group and a craft market
providing local jobs and income.
Thanarbaid Village Health Project -
Thanarbaid is a rural parish about 100 miles north of Dhaka. The village health
project aims to provide a healthcare programme by and for the local people that
is radically committed to the poor to promote a cohesive and caring community.
The project has 9 full time workers and 12 part-time. There is a hospital and
clinic, together with a neighbouring clinic for diabetes and TB.
Neutral Ground Child Contact Centre, Abbey Wood, SE
10 years ago by William Temple Church to enable children of broken partnerships
to meet with an absent parent in a safe, friendly and neutral environment. It
caters for children from a wide range of minority ethnic groups and people
travel from all over the UK in order to have contact with their children who
live in or near Abbey Wood. All of the children are emotionally damaged by the
inability of their parents to make provision for beneficial contact and many
households have a history of domestic violence. Some children have special
needs and disabilities. BBC Children in Need have funded 50% of expenditure
through to March 2003 but a further £11,000 is needed.
Zimbabwe - Aid to our Link Dioceses
Episcopal Area is linked to a Diocese in Zimbabwe:-
- The Croydon Area is
linked with Central Zimbabwe;
- The Kingston Area is
linked with Matabeleland;
- The Woolwich Area is
linked with Manicaland.
Zimbabwe's current unstable political situation is damaging the economy badly.
Inflation is raging and trade with other nations is seriously affected.
Families suffer, education suffers, health suffers. Lent Call has raised funds
each year for projects in our link dioceses, but the situation has become
increasingly difficult. We shall still put aside monies from the Lent Call
fund, although at present we cannot specify the projects they will be used for.