This is among the most superior things I have done in my life not because we did great but we did above our circumstances. Most of crew leaders have either shattered house or people to care in family. Most teachers had their exam in university and it was the most busiest month in my whole life and again we did it. We did it with just the faith in God and He was on our side. He did everything for us. Praise the lord.
– Rajkumar Yonjon – school principal and volunteer OpSAFE camp director
The first step in providing hugs, help and hope for the children of Nepal’s earthquake disaster has been accomplished. Training of Trainers (TOT) has been held in the capital Kathmandu and in the district of Nuwakot with dozens of local churches and ministries through our partners OM and CarNet Nepal. Both of these organizations have a long history of helping the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable. Dozens of camps have been planned for this summer for thousands of children. You can support children to receive psychological first-aid by giving today. We need your help!
Every large-scale disaster is a massive tragedy but also an opportunity for those who are trying to help to learn how to improve. Each time, many of the same complaints are heard – that relief is slow, confusion is rampant and much time and money is wasted while people struggle to get what they need to recover. ALNAP – an… Read more →
Local churches and volunteers implement OperationSAFE camps in their areas and come up with unique solutions on their own. One of the best of these was a fun way to move hundreds of children around to different stations without chaos. After I saw them chanting, “Train, Train OpSAFE” I added it to our seminars in other cities!
OpSAFE Philippines Coordinator Vhie Awa-ao Simultaneous conduct of OperationSafe Camp is ongoing thru Philippine Children’s Ministries Network partners: “Cebu City Alliance Church & Eastern Samar Children Advocacy Network” in Damolog, Sogod Cebu & Brgy. Bato, Borongan, Eastern Samar the whole month of May. Around 450 children are being trained towards Building Resiliency among children in most disaster prone area. We are… Read more →
OPSAFE ALUGAN San Policarpo Eastern Samar was held from May 5-7, 2015 through a collaboration between the Philippine Children’s Ministry Network, Viva and OpSAFE International.
Camp Director Emmanuel Jasojaso writes, “Its almost 5 months since Super typhoon Ruby hit Eastern Samar specifically Alugan, San Policarpo, yet the residents specially the children were still in trauma. One of the children said that OPSAFE really uplift their morale through various activities specially PETE’S Adventure. Even the parents were testifying that they were so thankful to God that OPSAFE was held in their community.
Viva is an organization that is making a difference! According to their website, We are inspiring lasting change in children’s lives through the power of collective action because we have a vision to see children safe, well and fulfilling their God-given potential. Recently they posted an article about OperationSAFE camps being run through their partner network PCMN. Let me share a bit of it and… Read more →