Epiphany Trust focuses on helping young people who are often out of the public eye and so struggle for support – the disadvantaged and disabled. The charity’s work spans the world with long-term, sustainable initiatives taking place in countries including Sri Lanka, Burma, El Salvador, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Romania as well as the UK.
For 10 years the Trust, with the assistance of many able volunteers from across the world, ran a half way house in Romania – ‘The ARC’. This provided life changing support to former orphans with learning disabilities; helping them adjust to the outside world. Those who do not receive help can end up living on the streets or in adult institutions for people with mental illnesses. Volunteers provided invaluable help with the care of these young people. A second project is Camp Romania, now in its 29th year. In July 2018 eight young people revisited the orphanage supported by the Trust since 1990. They led activities with severely disabled children, taking play equipment desperately needed inc this orphanage which can be used wisely by its underpaid and overworked staff after the Camp Romania team returned. It will be a lasting legacy from the UK. Since 2010 the four young people have moved to Epiphany’s new house ‘Casa Epiphany’ situated near to the orphanage we have supported since the fall of Communism in 1990.
Since the early 90’s the charity has sent three containers of aid to help tsunami and war victims in Sri Lanka rebuild their lives. Goods included traditional medical supplies, school and sports equipment and much desired cricket equipment destroyed in the tsunami. Over 1500 children in 15 different centres are now supported by the Trust through its Sri Lankan partner ‘Child Action Lanka’. In recent years a dental surgery and two fire engines have also been sent. A container of similar goods was sent to Bangladesh in 2014 and 40 wells have been constructed there to date with 20 more to follow. Epiphany Trust also supports eight schools for displaced children in Burma and currently is seeking to provide a better life for vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through providing education, health care and a daily nutritious meal.
Epiphany Trust provides life changing support to children and young people throughout the world and relies on the work of volunteers and donations.
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