Monday, March 4, 2019

Fwd: Practical skills + perseverance = opportunity

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Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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Educating skilled workers

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Gulshan Burh works at a milling machine at Don Bosco Technical School.

Practical skills + perseverance

MCC is helping train skilled workers in West Bengal by assisting with school fees, acquiring textbooks and partnering with vocational institutions. Since MCC's vocational training program in India began in 1975, more than 9,000 students have participated, including 400 currently. Read more about the empowering effects of technical education in eastern India!

Women quilting in Ephrata, Pa.

Thousands of stitches

Diana Williams, MCC's East Coast communications coordinator, has seen  thousands of stitches support MCC in the Material Resources Center in Ephrata, Pa. Last fall, she even had the opportunity to participate in the "Charity Block Design Challenge" benefiting the Pennsylvania Relief Sale and MCC. Find out how a local fabric store's Facebook win spurred the "Challenge" inspiring many to support MCC through quilts.

Kiernan Wright helps a refugee family pack the stove they received

Helping Venezuelan refugees

In Colombia and Ecuador, MCC partners are responding to the needs of some of the more than 3 million Venezuelans displaced by political turmoil and economic inflation over the past 18 months by providing food and shelter, school supplies and small appliances. Read more about MCC's support for Venezuelan refugees and learn how you can help.


In Touch time machine

The Tran family – Vietnamese refugees who settled in Canada in 1979 – was photographed a few months after they arrived with the toys donated by their sponsors. Nhung Tran-Davies (front right) is now working through MCC and with her friends to help sponsor two Syrian refugee families.

Photo courtesy of Nhung Tran-Davies