We’ve been sharing with you our activities and news on finished projects. This month, as a result of the Ebola crisis’ impact on our work in the region, now we’d like to share with you a forward-looking initiative to address immediate outbreak-related needs, as well as building partnerships and increasing the capacity to expand our programs. It’s called “Operation : Going Deeper“.
We originally planned to hold our annual Celebration in November. However, due to the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea – and its threat to other countries, we thought it best to direct our resources and attention in a different way than the planned year-end event.
We look forward to the healing effects from a positive global response to the suffering brought on by the epidemic. We also hope to soon reschedule our West Africa Celebration. We will gather again then to appreciate West African arts and culture and to celebrate the receding impact of the Ebola virus in the region.
Operation : Going Deeper focuses on helping alleviate the Ebola outbreak’s impact on the deaf community in Sierra Leone, and on expanding and building partnerships to increase our impact in Africa.
- Continue to support Sierra Leone’s deaf through our Hope for Kakua program to help alleviate the impact of the Ebola crisis on the lives of the students and their families–access to food and disease prevention supplies has become restricted and expensive,
- Raising more support for opening the Deeper Missions office in Freetown in order to deepen our work in Sierra Leone and to serve as a base for expanding our Africa operations, and
- Increasing our capacity to work in East Africa through partner-building site visits in February 2015
This is where you all come in!
You can also send a check made out to “Deeper Missions” to
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway #209
Burke, VA 22015-2233.