bagyo in 2017
Bagyo Pinagsasama-down na bahay at rips ang bubong off ang isang lokal na paaralan:
May mga malaking bagyo sa kahabaan ng lawa baybayin ngayong Nobyembre (2017) pagwasak ng maraming tahanan at natastas ang bubong off bloke silid-aralan sa lokal na paaralan.
Ang SENTAFrica kinatawan sa 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 bahay ganap na pababa habang malapit sa 21 mga bahay ay nagkaroon ng kanilang mga gawa sa pawid na sumabog sa pamamagitan ng hangin.”
Bilang siya surveyed ang pinsala na dulot ng bagyo kaya niyang lamang aliwin ang mga biktima na may panalangin at paghihikayat.
SENTAFrica sumusuporta sa paglago ng pagtutulungan at self-pag-uumasa, encouraging people to find the solution to regular problems themselves. Gayunman, kapag disaster strikes mga pinaka-malubhang apektado pangangailangan ng karagdagang suporta.
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 pamilya, dalawang paaralan at walong simbahan.
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.
District Council Emergency relief Coordinator nagpapaliwanag ang view ng District Council
GVH Khwidzi address ang assembly
Maraming ma-nakatulong ng kaunti ngunit mayroon pa rin magkano ang gawin. Para sa maraming mga ito ay hindi lamang ang kanilang mga bahay na nasira. 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.
Puno nangahagis sa mga bagyo Nobyembre
Ano 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.