Humanitarian Project Romania 2022 Our team of students and staff with Agapé UK headed to Romania for 10 days in April to serve the ostracised Roma-Gypsy community on the outskirts of Cluj-Napoca in Romania with our long-term partner Rise2Shine Ministries, led by Frank and his wife Rita. Caitlin shares about her experience and how it
Influencing hearts and minds Earlier in the year, GAiN UK were invited to be part of Agapé UK’s national student conference. Emma and Caitlin went to represent GAiN to students from across the UK. Read about how Emma got on below: “The conference was my first opportunity to give a presentation about my work with GAiN
GAiN Volunteerson the ground in Poland Our partners in Poland have communicated a need for highly skilled and well-trained individuals to help with the crisis in Ukraine. They are seeing a massive influx of refugees arriving, with over 2 million people having fled the war, and they need help managing their volunteers and distributing aid
Looking back and highlights As we think about the challenges we had last year with the pandemic and how we needed to change to adapt to the restrictions set by the government, we are so thankful that we were able to do so many things to help those who are in poverty and crisis in
Reaching Familiesacross Haiti Haiti has had to endure back-to-back natural disasters, leaving people displaced, without food, water or shelter. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck on the 14th of August, and Tropical storm Grace swept the area just two days after, adding to the hardships of those already displaced. More than 2,000 people have been reported
As you know, our heart is to provide relief and development support for people living in poverty and crisis around the world, wherever there is a need and we have a supply! Our two humble containers have been bursting at the seams and so we are happy to report that across June and July we’ve been
It has been a while since we updated you with news about us and our work. We’ve had a number of new staffing updates, news about what’s been happening with our relief work in Greece, new opportunity to give aid to refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a new start to being involved in a development project called Water for Life.
Anais is a Disaster and Emergency Response Team (DART) member and after being in lockdown in London for a while, she began to rethink how she could be spending her time during a global pandemic. In this post, Anais answers some interview questions about how she became a DART member and what’s motivated her to join GAiN’s response to the Corona Virus in Camp Moria.
This year GAiN UK is turning 5 and in celebration of this milestone, we have held an Online Network Gathering and Celebration Event! Thank you to everyone who attended these events. In this post Sarah Patel has summarised some of what GAiN UK has achieved over the past 5 years. This page will give you the opportunity to respond to our Celebration Event and hear a little about what the next fears year have in store.
As we prepared ourselves for what the press is calling “the hell of Moria”, we became more fearful as we read articles, books, saw photos and watched footage of the camp. We prayed for courage, for protection, for provision, for wisdom, for compassion….
We arrived in Lesbos to meet our team and get some informative, relevant and insightful training: a great start to meet such special, dedicated, wise people and feel safe together.
Back in October, a joint GAiN team from the UK and Netherlands went to volunteer at Moria, the new arrivals refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. What followed was a series of events that were neither planned nor expected, but resulted in another team returning in February to assemble large tents donated from the Mission Impossible set!
I’ll admit it. I’m one of the millions who binge-watched the new Marie Kondo Netflix series ‘Tidying Up’ over the holidays. It hit me at just the right time. My house was filled with clutter, disused baby toys, bills from 2009 and clothes that no longer fit. I’d been itching to start 2019 with a fresh mind and a clean house, and Marie Kondo and her patented joy-sparking and folding methods were just the push I needed to get started.
Danielle shares about how the mission to send desperately needed supplies to refugees in Lesbos began with a little help from Tom Cruise! Whilst out in Greece with a GAiN volunteer team one of Danielle’s friends got in touch to say that he had an idea for how we might be able to get some bigger, better tents to the people who are facing winter with inadequate shelter.
This project started when Lizelle Pieterse (with GAiN South Africa) had a heart to mobilise people within South Africa to respond to the pockets of poverty on their door step. This desire has now grown into a vision to give children who are living on the margins and would otherwise have been forgotten, a fighting chance at life.