GiveLight Foundation, a grassroots relief organization announced today the sponsorship of 50 orphaned children in earthquake stricken Haiti to facilitate health, nutrition, shelter, and water-and-sanitation needs to the children.
After the magnitude of the 7.0 earthquake that leveled the nation of Haiti on January 12, GiveLight Foundation immediately acted on its mission to aid orphans devastated by natural disasters. GiveLight activated its 100% volunteer base to mobilize the bay area Muslim community to join in the immediate relief effort collecting over $10,000, which was distributed to the children via partnership with UNICEF and Zakat Foundation.
Today, the second phase of the relief efforts to sponsor 50 orphaned children was reached in a continued partnership with UNICEF and Zakat Foundation, who currently have volunteers in Haiti, cooking and feeding more than 2,000 children a day. Generous donations are being used to bring daily supplies from the Dominican Republic to the St. Claire camp in Haiti.
GiveLight has successfully built and reconstructed orphanages in Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh and is working on employing a plan to reconstruct an orphanage in Haiti for long-term durable living conditions for orphaned children. Dian Alyan, founder of GiveLight asserts “Each time we witness the devastation of a nation and its children, it is a time to reflect on our priorities, call on our humanity and make it our responsibility to rush to their aid. “
GiveLight is a non-profit world recognized crisis relief organization that seeks to create durable orphanages in response to natural disasters and extreme conditions. Its mission is to establish well-run and well-funded orphanages across the globe. Over the next 3-5 years GiveLight plans to build orphanages in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Haiti and expand to Africa. GiveLight’s first home in Aceh is a success story where the kids are growing up happy and thriving in school. The organization plans to scale that model globally and bring its orphan sponsorships from 500 orphans today to 1,000 by 2012.