Cambridge charity helps young people in Haiti
14th July 2010
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Cambridge charity and Christian aid organisation, CBM is currently sending teams of support workers to earthquake stricken Haiti to help young people within the area.


Supported by other international groups working within the country, it has managed to established 10 day centres in the Haitian capital of Port Au Prince to help local youngsters, in particular those with disabilities and special needs.


Gill Godber, a spokeswomen for the charity, commented: "The children in these day care centres have access to a safe place, non-formal education, play, therapy and follow-up care, based on individual needs, and are referred as appropriate for more complex medical needs."


The charity, which has been running projects in Haiti since 1976, is currently looking for local businesses and and individuals to help support their essential work abroad in a number of ways.


Gill went on to add: "There is still a great deal of work to be done, and we’re there for the long term. The centres are in tented accommodation, and we are working with the Haitian government to look at providing sustainable support in the years ahead."


For further information on CBM or how to get involved, click through to CBM's website.

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