A Day with GAiN UK

A Day with GAiN UK A Day of Giving: My Volunteering Experience with GAiN UK  As a Turkish student in Cardiff, I’ve always sought ways to contribute to the community and make a positive impact. My recent volunteering experience with Global Aid Network (GAiN) UK offered me just that opportunity, and it

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Ukrainian man standing next to back of the van with water bottles

Two years of war in Ukraine

Two years of warin Ukraine As we pass the second anniversary of the Ukraine invasion, GAiN continues to work hard to bring relief and hope to the people of Ukraine. People’s lives continue to be hard as they face the many challenges of war. Here is the story of one couple

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On the move in Morocco

On the move in Morocco This past September, Morocco was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,900 people and injured approximately 5,500 others. The earthquake struck the western side of the country, damaging remote villages in the Atlas Mountains as well as parts of the historic city

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Turkey-Syria update

Eymen’s story The earthquake is not to the only thing going on in peoples’ lives – before the disaster people are going through their own “normal” struggles like illnesses. Can you imagine facing a natural disaster on top of that? For Eymen the consequences of the earthquake were devastating. This natural

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Turkey Syria Quake April Update

Fresh Bread and a flat football One of the DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) members tells the story of a family they met while setting up tents for those affected by the quake in Turkey in February.  ‘Tulay is 32 years old and a mother of three chatty boys. We met

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Community health workers

Water – helping a community to flourish

A flourishing Community Health Centre lvie is the head medical doctor at the health centre in the village of Woria in Northern Benin. She runs a team of nurses to provide health services to the community. This team, more than anyone, knows how essential clean water is to health. Clinic staff

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Turkey-Syria Quake Update

Life keeps swinging in the midst of rubble and ruins A colourful playground stands firm in between of waves of rubble from collapsed buildings in Antakya. For Beste, now the only child around these streets, this is a miracle that can keep her mind and heart from the traumatic experience she

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Ukraine: one year on…

Ukraine: One year on… On the 24th February, 2023, it will be a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Thousands of lives lost and still the war continues. Gruelling and emotionally heart wrenching will not adequately describe what the Ukrainians have been through. Lives turned upside down, cities and homes destroyed, their

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Aspiring for a Healthy Future

Aspiring for a Healthy Future Before Global Aid Network (GAiN) provided a deep-capped water well to Kpakpalakpenou, Togo, the children and young people fetched water from a nearby open well for their families.  This water was dirty and caused a lot of sickness within the village. Children who were sick, naturally,

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Benin 2022

Life-giving water in Benin

Life-giving water in Benin Director of GAiN UK, Frikkie Greyling, spent 10 days in Benin experiencing the Water For Life Initiative. The team saw each stage of a well’s development by going to different villages and got to help with building the concrete base for a well. Emma spoke with Frikkie

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packing boxes

More than just a warehouse

More than just a warehouse Our logistics manager, Ellie Staton, recently spoke to one of our volunteers in Birmingham. Suzan first heard about GAiN when her neighbours organised a packing session on the green right in front of their house. Since then, she has got more involved with GAiN through having

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Frikkie and Tibor in Serbia

Serbia: Search for Refuge

Subotica Serbia Emma shares part two of her encounters in Serbia, where she and other members of the GAiN team visited earlier this year.   “Travelling just outside Subotica, we approached some abandoned granary buildings near the northern border with Hungary. This cluster of rundown buildings was sheltering many Afghan refugees, who

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Serbia: Poverty inside Europe

Subotica Serbia Emma Keown shares about her first time visiting our project partner in Serbia when three of the GAiN UK team visited there earlier this year.   “We landed in Belgrade for my first trip to Serbia, a country with a tumultuous recent history. Crossing the river Danube, we made our

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On the Ground Again

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

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student at Fireseeds looking at map

Connecting with Agapé students

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

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