All students have now returned to the King of Kings School and classes have resumed. Work continues on the restoration of school buildings and is being assisted by J & J Transport, a trucking company near the school. Power has been restored to the community and work will commence in re-wiring the school buildings.
Classes at the Technical Institute are operating although there are great difficulties in accessing our Mungassa site where the agriculture practical lessons take place. The road to the property has been severely damaged. We have no power to the site as all the power poles & lines have been damaged in the locality.
We have been greatly blessed by a generous donation from Bible Society Australia to assist with the re-building of the three church buildings used for the Literacy for Life Project . Funds are being used to provide food relief for those in the literacy groups and the replacement of resources that were destroyed by the cyclone. The Literacy groups will resume soon as the participants are anxious to continue learning.
We are very appreciative of the generosity of people, businesses and organisations in the donations made to the Disaster Appeal so far. As recovery progresses, there is still much need for additional funds to provide personal support for those in our community who have been greatly affected.
In the first three months of 2019, Mozambique has been hit by two major cyclones Cyclone Desmond & Cyclone Idai). This is unprecedented.
Both cyclones have inflicted heavy damage on Beira, the city where Mission Educate has established the King of Kings School. The school has been running since the year 2000 and has just over 2000 students.
Cyclone Idai hit Beira with the full force of its fury on Thursday 14 March 2019. Within hours, almost 90% of Beira City was extensively damaged by winds of up to 160km per hour and torrential flooding rain. Over 1000 sq km has been covered in flood waters destroying whole villages, crops and livestock.
The King of Kings School suffered extensive damage to many of its buildings. Roofs were blown away with torrential rain damaging buildings and destroying equipment. Whilst none in the school’s community were injured, many school and staff families have lost everything that they own.
Further funds are needed to:
Repair building interiors and ceilings
Make structural modifications to weakened buildings
Replace buildings that are unsuitable for longer term use
Subsidise cyclone affected families who are unable to pay school fees
Estimated cost: $150,000 AUD
For those who do not wish to donate online using a credit/debit card, a direct deposit or online transfer can be made to our bank account. Anonymous donations are welcome. However if you would like a tax deductible receipt please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your full details: name, email address for receipt, phone number, the amount deposited and the purpose of the donation.
Bank account details:
Account name: Mission Educate LtdBank: ANZBSB: 014 679Account number: 279 608 266
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