PLEASE SEE MESSAGE FROM ASSIST RR:
First of all, I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. I wish you a successful 2018 that may enable you to help the less fortunate more in 2018.
I also would like to share a good news on the eve of the new year. I am sure you are aware that Assist RR has been working in Sampoor providing shelters, toilets and livelihood assistances, with the partnership of many kind hearted individuals and like minded organisations around the world. As part of livelihood assistance, IMHO, USA, provided funds to purchase 5 sets of engine boats and nets, which were handed over to the beneficiaries on 23rd Nov 2017 and 27th Dec 2017. Dr Rajam Thevendran, IMHO, USA and her husband Dr Thevendran from New York, and Henry Aamlaraj, President of Assist RR (SL) attended the handing over ceremony on 27th Dec 2017. IMHO, USA have already funded another 5 sets of engine boats and nets in June/July 2017. Each boat has been successfully shared by 5 families. This meant 50 families are being benefitted by these 10 sets of engine boats and nets (costing nearly Rs 5.5 Million) funded by IMHO, USA.
I also would like to inform you that IMHO USA have already funded 119 shelters to Sampoor IDPs at a cost of Rs 14.28 Million (around $95,000). I will provide a complete update on shelters and toilets when we complete Sampoor project, hopefully in 2018. Assist RR, on behalf of Sampoor IDP families, would like to express its gratitude to IMHO USA for their continued support to enhance the lives of Sampoor families.
I attach some photos of the boats handing over ceremonies.
SarvesDr Velautham Sarveswaran
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance