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CAP blog

This is the blog for CAP - 'Crieff Aid Projects'. If you'd like to more about the history of CAP and maybe would like to contribute try the main CAP page.

March 19, 2017
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Come along and hear about the proposed projects for 2017.

Breakfast served from 9.00 am

Business meeting at 10.00 am

A belated update on the Deaf School in Basse, Gambia – one of the 2014 CAP projects.

June 2015: The foundations are underway!

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See the 2014 CAP list for more.

The BBC recently aired an excellent documentary entitled ‘How to end poverty in 15 years’.  Professor Hans Rosling, backed by his customary avalanche of statistics, makes a convincing case that not only can we eradicate extreme poverty globally, but we should because the longer we wait the harder it will get.

A refreshing and optimistic take on what might be a glum subject.

Watch it here (BBC access permitting…)

July 22, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Dave Caukill, of ICC Australia, will be in Crieff on Wednesday 22nd July at 7pm and is offering to give us a update on the activities of ICC.  So we’ll be running an evening program at the Church.  All welcome – and those of you who have heard Dave before will know he is an excellent speaker, so bring your friends…

As you know our local church charity, CAP, is working with ICC Australia to help fund a project in Angeles City in the Philippines.

It’s taken rather longer than was hoped to get the Basse Deaf School up and running.

However all the bits and pieces are in place now and construction should start very soon.

Junior class at St John's School Deaf Pupils having lunch together

A new elderly care home is being set up in the town of Ficko in Romania. CAP funded some basics for the new home, as follows:

  • 10 beds + mattresses
  • 10 beds side cabinets
  • 10 quilts + pillows
  • 20 bedding (sheet, quilt cover, pillowcase)
  • 20 towels
  • 20 mattress covers
  • 10 curtains

Some pictures of the epic shopping spree:

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(see the 2014 section of the CAP page for background…)

We have received a final report from Akram Khan on the new classroom sat the Matria school in Cairo.

We’ve now run out of room to build additional classrooms!

Before:
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After:
Finished

 

…and in use:
Students

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Helia Mateaus of ADRA-UK visited our ‘Excluded Women’ project in Burkina Faso earlier this year.  She sent us a video and a few photos.

We also have a full report, sadly in French(!), explaining where the money went.

Water well video:

 

Scenes from the village:

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May 8, 2015
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Come along and hear about the proposed projects for 2015.  Plus reports from the 2014 projects.

See the 2015 section of CAP page for details of the proposals.

Plus we have a  number of reports:

August 9, 2014
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Dave Caukill, from ICC Australia, will be giving an afternoon talk on the work of ICC.

Crieff Church, via our CAP program, are sponsoring an ICC project in Angeles City in the Philippines.  Come along and hear more about this and other projects.

(note times are approximate!)

CAP 2014 Update

(28th April 2014)

Our Church Business Meeting yesterday said a large ‘Yes’ to the proposed CAP projects for 2014.  So we will be funding these projects:

  • Egypt, Sudanese school in Cairo – an additional classroom
  • Burkina Faso, ‘Excluded Women’ (ADRA) – continuation
  • Perthshire Women’s Aid – continuation
  • Romania, Ficko care home – NEW, supply of basics for newly started home
  • Gambia, Basse Deaf School – NEW, contribution towards building
  • Philippines (ICC) – NEW, A reintegration program for survivors of trafficking and sexual abuse & Justice Vocational training Project.

See the ‘2014’ section of the main CAP page for full details.

April 27, 2014
10:30 amto11:30 am

Our annual CAP Business Meeting in which we will report on the CAP projects from 2013 and propose some new ones for 2014.

In 2013 we did this:

  • Sudanese school in Cairo, Egypt. Kitchen refurbishment.
  • ICC Feeding Program, Philippines.
  • Perthshire Women’s Aid (PWA).
  • ‘Waka Waka’ lights to village in Myanmar.
  • ‘Excluded Women’ project, Burkina Faso.
  • Typhoon Haiyan appeal via ADRA.

In 2014 we are proposing:

  • Egypt, Sudanese school in Cairo – an additional classroom
  • Burkina Faso, ‘Excluded Women’ (ADRA) – continuation
  • Perthshire Women’s Aid – continuation
  • Romania, Ficko care home – NEW, supply of basics for newly started home
  • Gambia, Basse Deaf School – NEW, contribution towards building
  • Philippines (ICC) – NEW, A reintegration program for survivors of trafficking and sexual abuse & Justice Vocational training Project.

Click here for more details.

Come along at 10:30am to find out much more.

Even better, from 9:00 until 10:30am we’ll be serving a proper breakfast.  Porridge, fruit, croissants, newspapers.  A fine way to start the day…

(June 17th 2013)

We’ve just heard from Tom Pignon of ADRA-UK that our WakaWaka lights arrived safely in Myanmar and been distributed to the villagers of Chaung Gwa in Pakokku township.

Distributing the lights

Distributing the lights

Children with the new lights

Children with the new lights

Homework!

Homework!

Tom writes:

Recently I flew to Myanmar with 72 WakaWaka lights for school children and their families in Myanmar. ADRA Myanmar had identified the village of Chaung Gwa in Pakokku Township as a suitable place to distribute the lights. There were plenty of young families with school children and it was a village that is already working with ADRA Myanmar and ADRA-UK on a DFID-funded project.

Arriving in the village of Chaung Gwa we passed by many of the houses constructed of local materials and each within their own small dusty compound. Our destination was the village monastery – the community meeting point and also the site of the village school.

School had not yet finished for the day but many of the parents had gathered together on a large wooden platform that had a roof to shade them from the hot sun. I joined the group of parents sitting cross-legged on the platform and after greeting them I explained the purpose of my visit as we waited for the children to finish school. They were very excited to hear that a church so far away from their village had raised money to buy these WakaWaka lights for them, and listened intently as I demonstrated how to use the lights. They clearly recognised the advantages of the solar light over costly batteries or un-safe kerosene and acknowledged that the lights will provide a great resource to help their children with their school studies in the early evening.

We then distributed the lights to the families, each parent signing to say they had received a light. Although I was unable to stay for the evening, the next day I heard enthusiastic reports that the lights were already being used by the school children as they worked on their homework. For a village without the benefit of being connected to an electricity grid these WakaWaka lights are going to provide much needed light for the school children and their families.

 

Tom Pignon, ADRA-UK Programmes Officer

Click for more on the CAP programs…

April 21, 2013
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Our annual Business Meeting in which we will select the 2013 projects that CAP will be supporting.

The CAP Committee propose the following projects:

  • Sudanese school in Cairo, Egypt. Kitchen refurbishment.
  • ‘Bana Ba Rona’, Maluti, Lesotho. Continuation of the AIDS orphan support.
  • ICC Feeding Program, Philippines.
  • Perthshire Women’s Aid (PWA).
  • ‘Waka Waka’ lights to village in Myanmar.
  • ‘Excluded Women’ project, Burkina Faso.

We’ve prepared two documents to keep you up to date:

Come along at 10am to find out much more.

Even better, from 8:30 until 10am we’ll be serving a proper breakfast.  Porridge, waffles, fruit, croissants, newspapers.  A fine way to start the day…

CAP update

Just a note to tell you that we’ve updated the main CAP page to include the 2012 projects.  You’ll also find links to the Proposal and Report documents from 2011 and 2012.

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