Teme Valley North Parish supports the local community in many ways, and in addition we commit to providing a specific sum of money to one particular charitable group over a period of 3 years.
The current three year period started in April 2016 and this time we are supporting Khwendo Kor with a commitment of £1000 per year.
Khwendo Kor supports women in need in Pakistan and runs camps for those who are displaced.
UK Friends of Khwendo Kor is a UK registered charity set up to support Khwendo Kor, a Pakistani non-governmental organisation (NGO) organisation which works to improve the wellbeing of women and children in two of the poorest and most conservative areas of the world – Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly known as North West Frontier Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Here, infant mortality and maternal mortality rates are high and female literacy is low. Khwendo Kor efforts are primarily centred on improving the health, education and income generating opportunities available to women and children in the region.
Since its establishment in 1993, Khwendo Kor (Pashto for “Sister’s Home”) has worked to tackle problems such as low female literacy rates – as little as 1% in some areas – and infant and maternal mortality rates – amongst the highest in the world. It has done this through measures such as the establishment of girls’ schools and the training of women as teachers and birth attendants.
We asked Ian Sinclair, the Vice-chair of UK Friends of Khwendo Kor to explain more. Click here for his reply.
In addition, this year we are continuing to support Tenbury Emergency Food Relief.
Tenbury Emergency Food Relief is a joint community project between the Tenbury NILS Scheme and St Mary’s Church Tenbury. It has been operating for the past 5 years from the Citizens Advice Bureau in Teme Street.
Charities we have previously supported
- Winston’s Wish
- Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. They help children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.
- The Farmers Overseas Action Group is an independent charity founded in 1981 and based in Worcestershire. They help improve the social and economic development of Uganda’s rural communities.
- Maggs Day Centre and Clothing Project
- Maggs was founded in Worcester in 1984 in memory of a homeless man who died after spending a number of years sleeping on the streets. They provide an invaluable service to help the homeless and socially isolated. The Day Centre in Worcester offers food, shelter, support, washing/shower and laundry facilities. The Clothing Project provides free clothes, bedding and domestic items to those in need or hardship across Worcester.
- World Vision
- World Vision is the world’s largest overseas aid charity. Every day it makes a real difference to children’s lives in some of the world’s hardest places. World Vision brings real hope to children in some of the world’s poorest countries as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love.