SHARP News

SHARP News

January 2020

Covid-19

The Management Committee continues to function using email, telephone and Zoom calls.

Details of the projects approved during 2020 can be seen below.

The SHARP Constitution stipulates that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) be held yearly. Our last AGM was held on 17th of September 2019. One of the functions of the AGM is to elect six members to the Management Committee. In tandem with this process, HSE Management nominate two members to the Committee.

Due to the restrictions caused by the epidemic, we could not have an AGM in 2020. The existing Management Committee have agreed to remain in place until it is possible to hold the next AGM.

The AGM documentation and reports have been prepared and were circulated to those members for whom we have email addresses. The documents are also available on this website.

 

Projects funded in 2020

Sisters of the Infant Jesus: Classroom equipment in Yaounde, Cameroon - €10,000

Medical Missionaries of Mary Mukuru Health Centre: Malnutrition project in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum, Nairobi, Kenya - €7,709

Vita: Community Hygiene Project for disease prevention, Zoba Debub, Eritrea - €5,000

Mothers First: Nutrition for malnourished pregnant mothers, Varanasi, northern India - €6,528 

Aidlink: Installation of water tanks in three primary schools in Turkana County, Kenya - €8,678

Brighter Communities Worldwide: Menstrual health education programme for girls and women, including prevention of exploitation by traffickers - Kericho County, Kenya under Covid-19 restrictions - €13,500

Catholic Diocese of Mongu, Zambia: Funding for the salary of 2 teachers for a year in a newly established (SHARP funded) Primary School in the remote village of Seembwa - €5,000

Medical Missionaries of Mary: Rescue, rehabilitation and support for victims of human trafficking in Nairobi, Kenya - €16,868

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Ethiopia: Blended Learning Project to improve educational opportunities for marginalized children in Addis Ababa - €9,850