Crossroads in development sector

Logistical and practical support is essential to see development work move forward. Global Development Group ‘J342N GDG Crossroads Development Assistance Projectsources, organises, packs and sends relief and capacity building shipments regularly to support the core needs of GDG partners and other humanitarian organisations around the world.

After Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, Crossroads sent a container of much needed kitchen and hygiene kits, cots, beds and mattresses to assist Global Development Group project J738NR LFTN Emergency Relief Project. This year it has also sent shipments to Tanzania, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia, assisting medical clinics, maternity centres and hospitals, schools, vocational training and HIV/Aids education programs, the disabled and agricultural development.

“Thank you again for your support and assistance with the tools and equipments we received…The medical equipment has been distributed to the village health centre near Lake Tanganyika to help the community members, especially in the maternity ward for pregnant women and newborn children… Sanitary/health equipment will also help over 2500 needy and poor women in the Kigoma-Ujiji  municipality,” the Tanzanian recipient reported.

In Zambia, the centrepiece of the shipment was a minibus, which will help students from remote villages attend school. The school itself has just expanded from 85 students last year to 400 enrolled for the new academic year that started in September, with the furniture and other educational supplies from container helping to equip the new classrooms.

The recipient wrote, “[We were] extremely excited about the bus—it was so exciting seeing this come out of the container!”

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