Please find below highlights on CLWR's current humanitarian assistance, development and food security projects (as of January 2017).
Many of our projects are funded by the Canadian federal and provincial governments through grants made directly to CLWR or through our partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
December 2015--December 2019
With funding from Global Affairs Canada the ILEC project will improve access to quality learning and teaching environments and strengthen school staffs' ability to respond to students' hygiene and psychosocial needs.
April 2016--March 2017
With funding from Global Affairs Canada, this project provides support for displaced Iraqis through the provision of hygiene kits, community-based mental health/psychosocial support, and upgrades to public water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure.
November 2014--October 2017
This project will help families in Ethiopia improve their access to sustainable food sources. Project activities include construction of two small irrigation schemes, agricultural and marketing training, and natural resource conservation. It is funded by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Aura National Regional State of Ethiopia.
January 2016--December 2018
In response to the ongoing drought in the Berhale District, this project will employ community members to develop irrigable land along the Demale River through a food-for-work program. This project is funded by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Aura National Regional State (ANRS Ethiopia).
April 2016--March 2017
The project will provide livelihood training to South Sudanese refugee youth and young members of the local community. As well, households fostering unaccompanied minors, separated children and child-headed households will receive shelter, latrines and cash assistance. It is funded by Global Affairs Canada.
This project supports the after-school education programs run by Iglesia Luterana Sinodo de Nicaragua through the provision of scholarships as well as items like uniforms, shoes and school supplies.
May 2015--June 2019
CLWR is supporting those who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan through two projects:
CLWR supports job training for Palestinian youth in fields such as carpentry, auto-mechanics, telecommunications, plumbing and central heating, catering and vocational secretary training. CLWR and the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation supported 35 internships from 2013-15, and CLWR will be contributing more than $176,000 to a sports field, including locker rooms and seating, to serve more than 500 youth studying at the Beit Hanina Vocational Training Centre.
The hospital is a program of Lutheran World Federation-Jerusalem and serves Palestinians in need of life-saving specialized care. CLWR received a $610,000 grant from the Canadian government to refurbish and expand the sub-acute care wing of the hospital in 2008. Recently, over $600,000 has been raised by Canadian Lutherans to build an Elder Care and Palliative Medicine Institute at the hospital.
CLWR will contribute to long-term recovery in Fort McMurray through local partner organizations that are experts in domestic disaster response in areas such as psycho-social support.
Click here for the 2014-15 Annual Report