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By Rachel Bergen
Sept. 14, 2017
MCC is known for supporting access to education around the globe by paying school fees, supporting vocational training and providing school supplies. What you might not know is that MCC also works with its partners to improve the quality of education that is offered.
From teacher training to involving the community in school management, here are some examples of partners creatively improving education:
Blurb: MCC responds to devastating flooding in Mozambique with relief supplies and more.
By Marla Pierson Lester, a writer for Mennonite Central Committee.
AKRON, Pa., Feb. 6, 2008 - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is purchasing plastic sheeting and other items to help shelter families in Mozambique whose homes have been destroyed by heavy flooding.
Macha Mission Hospital, a Brethren in Christ hospital in southern Zambia, recently received a shipment of 44 mechanical beds and other medical equipment from MCC.
MCC collected mechanical beds that can be raised and lowered by hand from hospitals in British Columbia that now use only electrically powered adjustable beds.
Amanda Martin, a registered nurse from Stevens, Pa., teaches in a nursing school at Macha Mission Hospital as a participant in SALT, MCC's one-year international service program.
"The new beds, although considered antiques in North America, …
Emergency food aid begun during a devastating
drought in southern Africa in 2002 has been completed in Zambia, Malawi
and Mozambique, while Zimbabwe is still receiving food shipments.
"Overall, the drought has passed (in most countries), " said Willie Reimer, MCC's director of Food, Disaster and Material Resources. "The support was very, very helpful."
by Marla Pierson Lester
Arguments over genetically modified (GM) food are complicating the distribution of humanitarian aid in southern Africa. Despite severe food shortages, Zambia has rejected recent shipments of GM corn from the U.N. World Food Program.
At least 11 million people in southern
Africa face starvation this fall. Crops have failed across the region,
leaving people without food or work. MCC continues to respond with emergency
food aid in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
MCC needs an additional $397,000 Cdn./$250,000 U.S. to fulfill its commitments of $2.4 million Cdn./$1.51 million U.S. to the region. Donations should be marked "Southern Africa drought."
AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) plans to provide emergency food aid to fend off starvation in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe -- all facing a food shortage the World Food Program has called "a crisis of enormous dimensions."