Many families see it as a milestone when they are able to send their first child to college. The family of caregivers associated with Children’s Emergency Relief International is no exception. CERI established the foster care system in Sri Lanka at the government’s request after a devastating tsunami swept across the island five years ago, leaving thousands of children orphaned.
Nearly five years after a devastating tsunami left countless children in Southeast Asia orphaned and alone, 300 youths from across the nation were joined by members of the San Antonio Symphony for “One World. Many Voices.,” a benefit concert for CERI work in Sri Lanka.
Nearly five years ago, a devastating tsunami swept across the small island of Sri Lanka leaving thousands of children orphaned and alone within seconds. The Sri Lankan government summoned CERI to establish the country’s first – and to date only – foster care system.
CERI team of doctors, a nurse, social worker, hospital administrator and dentist recently spent more than a week providing much needed medical care to struggling children and families throughout Nigeria. The majority of the trip was spent treating the residents of Ministry of Mercy (MOM) orphanage and the villagers in Otutulu, Nigeria.
As part of Moldova’s efforts to move the country closer to joining the European Union, Meyer, an American, has been serving as the government’s senior advisor to determine national guidelines for social workers.
How long does it take for the memories of a strangers’ touch and the abuse of madams to fade far, far away? For one young Eastern European girl who was trafficked to Turkey and forced to work as a prostitute at the age of 18, those questions are still without answers.