Changing the Face of the Future, One Child at a Time
November 17, 2017
This Thanksgiving, Send Help!
On November 12 at 21:18 local time, a 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, becoming the deadliest earthquake in 2017 to date, and the deadliest in Iran since 2012.The 30 second earthquake killed at least 450 people and injured more than 7,000 in Iran. An estimated 15,000 houses have been destroyed, leaving some 70,000 people homeless. The damage was further aggravated due to the fact that most of the homes in the region are made from mud bricks, resulting in a high number of casualties.
Child Foundation's local offices in Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Ilam, and Tehran are currently focusing resources to help those devastated by the earthquake. We are relieved to announce that the children who are supported by Child Foundation in the affected area are all well and healthy. Some have seen damages to their homes and we will work with their sponsors to aid in their repair. Child Foundation's office in Ilam has also been damaged by earthquake and needs repair and reinforcement.
Our immediate plans for the area are:
Sponsorship Programs:We are sending a team to Sarpol-e Zahab to expand our program to children in the earthquake stricken area. This will increase the number of students who will need monthly sponsorship.
Schools:With half of the schools destroyed or in need of heavy repair, our primary focus will be to return students to the classroom as soon as possible. We will do this by purchasing Conex units to be used as a temporary classrooms until permanent school structures are rebuilt.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, please share your blessings by
donating to Child Foundation's earthquake disaster relief effort. All proceeds will go directly to help the children in the affected area.