15 March 2019 Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi were hit by cyclone Idai. The devastation is worst in Mozambique, where the cyclone came to land in full power. For five days, we could not have any communication with anyone in Mozambique. Electricity and the phone netwerk are out of order and only slowly recovering. Luckily, it seems that all our staff and the youths staying at our hostels are fine.
The damage is huge. This is what we know so far about the damage to the centres:
|Young Africa Beira, which trains 1500 youths per annum||Young Africa Agri-tech, Dondo, which trains 500 youths per annum|
We ask you to support this emergency relief. Our Irish partnerorganisation SERVE has set up a campaign. All donations will be transferred to YA Mozambique. Click here to go to the donation page. With your donation, YA Mozambique will buy emergency relief (food, water, medicines, roof sheets) for staff and students who are staying at the training centres.
Some before and after pictures of the devastation:
Restaurant (on-the-job training for Catering students) So Magica at YA Beira
The poultry management training department at YA Dondo.
The hostel at YA Beira