storms in 2017
Storm bring down huise en vreet die dak af 'n plaaslike skool:
Daar was groot storms langs die meer strand hierdie November (2017) wat baie huise verwoes en geruk die dak af klaskamer blokke op die plaaslike skool.
Die SENTAFrica verteenwoordiger in Malawi, Yunus Banda, was invited to the school to see the damage for himself. The storm damage was not restricted to the school. He writes:
“There was a heavy storm last evening that has blown off tin roofs at Thugulu School. Two school blocks affected. And in the community. Close to 11 huise heeltemal af terwyl naby 21 huise het hul dakke weggewaai deur die wind.”
As hy die skade wat veroorsaak word deur die storms wat ondervra kon hy net troos die slagoffers met gebed en aanmoediging.
SENTAFrica ondersteun die groei van interafhanklikheid en selfstandigheid, encouraging people to find the solution to regular problems themselves. Egter, wanneer 'n ramp tref diegene wat die ergste geraak behoefte bykomende ondersteuning.
SENTAfrica immediately sent a gift to enable Livingway Education respond to the crisis. The LWE Director Yunusu Banda gathered a team including a senior chief and village head-men. The meeting decided on a course of action that would lead to assistance being given to 116 families, twee skole en agt kerke.
On December 1st a gathering of local representatives met on the LWE site to distribute support packages. Speeches were made by schools and church representatives, a representative of the beneficiary group and a local government official. Two senior chiefs were able to preside over the proceedings.
Distriksraad noodleniging koördineerder verduidelik die lig van die Distriksraad
GVH Khwidzi spreek die vergadering
Baie kon word gehelp om 'n bietjie, maar daar is nog baie om te doen. Vir baie was dit nie net hul huise wat beskadig is. The storm damaged the crops in many people’s fields, tearing down trees and causing additional hardship. It will take many hours of hard work to repair the damage and replant the crops necessary for the survival of the community.
Bome af deur die November storms gegooi
Wat SENTAfrica has been able to do is to show the community that it cares by offering a gift expressing our compassion. It would be wonderful to be able to do more.