This month, Children’s Emergency Relief International’s (CERI) Executive Director, Dr. Dearing Garner, spoke as part of a panel addressing the issue of international health and human services for a group of students in the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work.
A group of Moldovan children and youth in CERI’s care recently set out to give back to others in need through partnership with a local church that helps people with disabilities. The church struggles to have the resources and volunteers necessary to meet all of the needs that come in. With the children’s willingness and dedication, the partnership was a perfect match!
Three special need adults and residents of Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT) recently delivered 175 knitted caps to CERI to be given to orphans in Eastern Europe during the organization’s “Operation Cross the River (OCR09)” Christmas mission.
In an ongoing effort to expand already existing mission projects in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America, CERI recently launched its newest initiative designed to make a difference in the lives of a large poverty-stricken populace in Mexico’s southernmost region.
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.