Hope lies in prevention – Four years ago, cholera swept through two remote communities in Haiti, killing 291 people. MCC helped install water purification systems, build latrines and provide hygiene training. One year later, there were zero deaths from cholera. That’s the power of prevention-based care. As COVID-19 begins to creep into these vulnerable communities, the hope lies in these same prevention strategies. Read more.
A missed midnight feast – When the Boissevain Resettlement Committee prepares for refugee sponsorship, they usually plan a big welcome feast for the arrival evening, one that typically starts late and lasts until midnight. That midnight feast was missed for the latest refugees sponsored by the committee. Newcomers Almaz Gebresilassie and Hermon Ashebr arrived on March 17 – less than 24 hours before the Government of Canada announced travel restrictions across the country. Read more about sponsorship in the time of COVID-19.
Living creatively and joyfully with children – Many of us now face new realities when it comes to parenting. During this time, we invite you to explore a collection of ideas taken or adapted from the book Parent Trek, a resource commissioned by MCC. This resource is for adults interested in helping children “develop the capacity to live creative, generous, joyful lives in a world of limits and great disparities.” Explore the collection.