November 2022 JTS America Newsletter
This year, with your support, JTS was able to provide a lot of support to people in need all over the world, including India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. We believe that the world will become a better place to live if we put each other’s small efforts together and help someone have a warm winter.
Emergency relief for flood damage in Pakistan
Due to the great flood in Pakistan that started in June 2022, many people suffered and property damage occurred. In response, JTS cooperated with the Fast Rural Development Program (FRDP), a local organization, to select 10,000 households most in need of food assistance and provided grain, flour, sugar, and tea. JTS plans to continue providing clean drinking water and tents as temporary accommodation.
Make a smile for grandmother by improving the residence
JTS and Happiness Sharing supported 156 daily necessities packs for the elderly in 156 households in 33 regions across the country this spring, and housing improvement for 2 households in poor environments where government support was difficult. In particular, the volunteers felt rewarded to see a grandmother who was delighted to see the clean and comfortable kitchen and room.
Monsoon damage reduction project in the Rohingya camp
The 920,000 Rohingya refugees who were forced to relocate to Bangladesh are living in poor refugee camps. Strong winds, landslides, and heavy rains are repeated every year, especially during the summer monsoon, and they suffer a lot of damage. This time, JTS, in collaboration with Adi, carried out a monsoon damage mitigation project in the Rohingya camp located in Cox’s Bazar. We educated how to prepare for emergencies, such as understanding disaster announcements, storing food in airtight containers, and tying tents tightly. We also distributed useful items during monsoons and repaired evacuation facilities.
JTS Philippines, the 20 years of miracles
JTS Philippines, which started its activities in 2002, celebrated its 20th anniversary. In the meantime, as we built 71 schools and 168 classrooms, the Mindanao region gradually improved its living environment, and became safe and peaceful. In addition, the conflicts between religions have decreased, allowing students to study safely. As the village grows around the school, roads were built, and electricity was connected. Some students were able to enter a college.