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 the Sri Lanka, Burma, El Salvador, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Romania as well as the UK.
One such project is a half way house in Romania – THE ARC, providing 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 from the UK provide invaluable help with the care of these young people. A second project is Camp Romania, now in its 25th year. In July eight young people will revisit an orphanage supported by the Trust since 1990. They will take part and lead activities with severely disabled children. Play equipment is desperately needed in this orphanage and can be used wisely by its underpaid and overworked staff when the Camp Romania team returns. It will be a lasting legacy from the UK.
In addition to its work in Romania 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 1200 children 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. Epiphany Trust also supports eight schools of displaced children of Burma and currently is seeking to provide a better life for children in El Salvador and Zimbabwe.
Although not the highest profile charity, Epiphany Trust provides life changing support to children and young people throughout the world and relies on the work of volunteers and donations.
If you are interested in further information about the Trust, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01925 220999.