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It takes only one good seed to bring a harvest in the heart and mind of so many. Love will always shine in the darkness. The youth of today is the future of tomorrow. With your help we can change the lives of so many children. You can do this at www.jelafoundation.com
Nepal has been seriously devastated by the recent earthquake.
Over 8,000 people have died (with death toll rising), thousands more are injured, and countless more have been displaced. Many homes, temples, and public monuments have been destroyed throughout the affected areas.Donate to cause
Some of the success stories
The PROJECT MANAGER of the Haiti Project Fundraiser & organiser of the 2013 event, Nuala Nagle welcoming guest in the Amersham Arms, New Cross, London Jela's great ambassador; who will represent Jela Foundation at the United-Nations in March this year. We are delighted to sponsor her . Well done, Nuala....
My name is Mark Hazel and this is my story. When I was fourteen years old, my father died at the age of forty five. My mother then suffered a nervous breakdown, which resulted in her being in hospital for a year, while my brothers and I were placed in a children’s home and my sister went to stay with her friend. From the age of fourteen to seventeen, my life in the children’s home was horrible; I was very unhappy and eventually ended up living in hostels, where I was in the company of people with drug and alcohol problems, until I too succumbed to these addictions, and was finally diagnosed as having mental health issues. Life felt so bad; I had not kept in touch with my family for ten years and I did not even know that my mother had passed away. I felt so alone and desperately wanted a friend or anyone who could rescue me from my situation. One day, feeling so low and alone, I walked into a church where the worshippers were mostly black people. After the prayers, I approached a man and I said to him, “Sir, God told me to ask you to provide me with accommodation, because I am living in a hostel and I cannot serve God there because of the environment.” The man laughed and said, “I was praying for a tenant; maybe God has sent you to me. I will provide you with accommodation” I replied to him, “Sir, I am an alcoholic and I am on medication; would you still accept me as your tenant?” This amazing man replied, “Yes!” That was the day my life changed for the better. That man is Francilien Paul, the founder of Jela Foundation, and he has been supporting me with great friendship and accommodation for over ten years now. Because of this support, I am no longer an alcoholic. My two best friends committed suicide just when I had found Jela Foundation, and if it had not been for the support of Jela and Francilien Paul, I believe I may have done the same eventually. Now I have a different way of life which gives me joy, happiness and contentment.
I am Roy Savery, an 81 years old cyclist and have taken the challenge to cycle nine hundred and fifty miles over nine days from Land's End to John-O-Groats in order to raise awareness, money and hope for the plight of the Haitian People. This will take place on the 26 of August 2017. Jela Foundation has already provided clean drinking water for more than 10, 000 people in Limbe which has greatly improved the lives of thousand of families during and since the cholera outbreak in Haiti. If you would like to support me in my 9 days challenge; please visit www.Jelafoundation.org and click on the Donate button at the right hand side of the website, write in support of Roy's amazing Challenge. Thank you.
This is the remarkable story of Louderdine. Please read on... Good morning to all of our supporters, and welcome to everyone. My name is Francilien Paul and today I am here to talk to you on behalf of Jela Foundation, of which I am the founder. Jela is an international organisation and a registered charity in the UK for overseas development. The registration number is 1137349. Our mission is to relieve poverty, sickness and suffering by providing free education for children and young people in Haiti and Africa, and to develop the facilities and resources which will provide the infrastructure necessary to enable us to facilitate such initiatives and will, at the same time, address the basic living needs of impoverished families. On our website, and on Facebook, there is a beautiful picture of a young girl from the Jela Foundation Primary School in Haiti. Her name is Louderdine, she is fourteen years old and lives in the poorest part of Haiti, where people live on very little each day, perhaps what we would spend on a loaf of bread. In addition, the lack of water is often life-threatening. Louderdine was abandoned by her mother three days after birth and was rescued by her grandmother. She lived with her grandmother and her brothers and sisters, on just over ten litres of water each day. To see what ten litres of water looks like, fill two buckets, or your sink, and imagine if that water was all you had to meet all of your needs today. With her grandmother and eight brothers and sisters, Louderdine, who is an intelligent and compassionate young lady, faced this challenge every day of her life. There was a water pump in the village, but it had been broken for as long as people could remember. Now, thanks to our supporters, Jela Foundation has repaired the pump, which means that Louderdine and her family can drink, cook and wash whenever they want to and furthermore she and her eight brothers and sisters are receiving free education at our primary school, where they also receive a nourishing meal each day. Louderdine now has the opportunity to pursue her goal of completing her education and becoming a doctor. The lives of this family and others were immediately transformed, but it did not end there. Jela Foundation has organised a training programme to teach two local engineers how to maintain the pump, so that now when something goes wrong, they can identify the problem and contribute to the repair. Dear supporters, there comes a time when we all need to make an effort to save humanity from its enemies, both within and without. Such a time has come now for those who believe in humanity and wish for the world to progress to a higher dimension. We cannot stand by while children around the world go hungry and die from starvation and thirst. We must help, support and encourage those who are victims of wars, climate change, persecution and poverty.
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Take in the beauty of the landscapes that surround JELA Foundation Primary School. This is where we educate our school children and give them one meal a day with the help of our community. If you would like to be involved in what we do find more information at www.jelafoundation.com