Massive thank you to the children of British Orchard Nursery, Mankhool. They raised a massive AED 2,2875.75 with the 'Fils for Food' campaign, these funds were used for aid for the Typhoon Yolanda victims. If you would like your school or Nursery to get involved please contact Basics Global
Basics Global received this huge shoe donation from Apparel Group. Half will be sent to Philippines typhoon victims and half to Syrian Refugee camps through a local partner.
Second Round Of Typhoon Frank Aid arrives In Dela Paz
An amazing effort from U.A.E. donors, so far Basics has now sent more than 3 tons of aid to the victims of Typhoon Frank that torn through the small village of Dela Paz in August 2013. Many are still in evacuation shelters more than 9 months on.
Aid Distribution For Typhoon Frank Victims, Dela Paz
Thank you to everyone who gave clothes, toys, food, etc. for the people in Dela Paz after typhoon Frank in August. Unfortunately there are still some 100 families in evacuation shelters as the flood water have not receded. More aid will be sent over the coming months.
Basics Global returned to the province of Aklan to distribute aid packages to a further 1000 families. The team of volunteers also surveyed the villages with the worst destruction in preparation for the rebuild trip planned in the summer. More than 100,000 people had their homes either partially or completely destroyed in Typhoon Yolanda in this province.
Founder Lisa Kingsley appeared on Studio One to talk about the upcoming re build trip to the Philippines in June 2014.
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Daily newspaper 7 Days reported on the rebuild trip in Aklan province
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Basics Global in conjunction with Aklan people tabang centre completed 10 houses in the month of June for those who had lost theirs in Typhoon Yolanda. The houses were built over a two week period and were constructed by the residents of Badio.
‘The standard of these houses is of a much higher quality than those that were lost ensuring they withstand the future typhoon seasons. A combination of cement foundations, plywood walls and iron roofs made up these new houses compared to the old ones which were made entirely of bamboo. The residents are so pleased with their new homes and to have adequate shelter will ensure the very young and elderly do not get sick once the rain starts’ Myra, Aklans people tabang centre said.
Basics aims to replace 50 houses in the village of Badio which were destroyed in the Super Typhoon Yolanda that ripped through the Philippines in October 2013. To find out how you can help please contact us.
Basics Global and their partners on the ground in Dela Paz, Laguna, distributed 300 pairs of shoes to women. The beneficiaries were all in the lowest paid job categories like factory workers and cleaners.
More than 100 guests attended an Iftar dinner at the Sheraton Mall of Emirates hotel in dubai. The evening was hosted by the founder of Basics, Lisa Kingsley who gave a presentation on the achievements of 2014 and the plans for current and future projects. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and the sponsors of the night.
The amazing Basics Global team took part in the 10 km assault Desert Warrior course at the weekend in the Dubai desert. By the time they started it was already 39 degrees! They completed all 22 obstacles which included ice pits, rope climbing, monkey bars, wall climbing and sand bag carrying to mention a few. A huge thank you from us all for competing and helping us raise funds for our Philippines house building project. A video of the highs and the falls will be uploaded shortly. Thank you to Creative ZoneDowntown Real Estate and Nasser Malalla Advocates for their continued support.
Our shoe distribution in association with Aldo continued in the Philippines, hundreds of pairs of rubber boots were distributed to street vendors, farmers, market workers and low paid government staff. These boots came just at the right time and were distributed during the Typhoon season which batters the Philippines yearly.
Thanks to the UAE community Basics shipped a 40ft container of aid to camps in Northern Iraq. We sent winter clothes, blankets, milk powder and shoes to hundreds of children and adults staying in freezing conditions after fleeing from the fighting from the ISIS invasion. Thank you to our distributors on the ground working in extremely dangerous conditions and our shipping partner Dijla.
Thanks to our generous sponsor EyeQ Opticals UAE we have started our eye care program in the Philippines. 50 individuals benefited from the first round of distributions. Eye care is out of the financial reach of many of the poorest around the world what a joy to bring the gift of vision.