Iziphepho e 2017
Storm ubanga izindlu uRips ophahleni off esikoleni sendawo:
Kwakukhona iziphepho omkhulu ngechibi ogwini lokhu Novemba (2017) esacekela phansi imizi eminingi yaklebhula ophahleni off ekilasini amabhlogo esikoleni sendawo.
I SENTAFrica omele eMalawi, 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 izindlu phansi ngokuphelele kuyilapho eduze 21 izindlu kuye kwadingeka ophahleni phephula emoyeni.”
Lapho ehlola umonakalo odalwe iziphepho he yodwa ukududuza izisulu nomthandazo nesikhuthazo.
SENTAFrica isekela ukukhula ngobudlelwane obukhona nokuzethemba, encouraging people to find the solution to regular problems themselves. Nokho, lapho kugadla izinhlekelele labo kakhulu abathintekayo kanzima isidingo usekelo olungeziwe.
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 imindeni, izikole ezimbili futhi amasonto ayisishiyagalombili.
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.
Council District impumuzo eziphuthumayo Umxhumanisi uchaza umbono uMkhandlu wesifunda
GVH Khwidzi amakheli inhlangano
Abaningi abakwazanga basizwe kancane kodwa kusekuningi okumele kwenziwe. Kwabaningi kwakungebona izindlu zabo eyalimala. 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.
Izihlahla baphonswé phansi ngasezinhlangothini Novemba iziphepho
Ini 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.