Projects Supported by St Lazarus Ireland Fund Raising 2015-2017
Operation Smile Ireland
At Operation Smile Ireland, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on children's faces. We're more than a charity. More than an NGO. We're a mobilised force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialise or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
That's where we come in. Since 1982, Operation Smile— through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided free surgeries to children in more than 50 countries, healing their smiles and bringing hope for a better future.
Nyumbani was founded in 1992 by the late Father Angelo D’Agostino, S.J., M.D., a physician, psychiatrist and Jesuit priest, Nyumbani is the realization of his dream to address the challenges caused by the unprecedented decimation of an entire generation of Kenyans. His search for practical and sustainable solutions to one of the worst tragedies in human history has won his work a worldwide following.
Nyumbani Executive Director Sister Mary Owens, IBVM, who shared Father D’Agostino’s dream from the beginning, provides continuing leadership and inspiration for all the Nyumbani programs. Sister Mary leads a staff of professionals and volunteers in the day-to-day operation of the Nyumbani programs.
Nyumbani relies on the support of donations from people of compassion around the world. Non-profit boards have been created in Kenya, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, and Spain to support Nyumbani and assist in building sustainable communities for children infected with and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Food for Life Vrindivan India
Food for Life Vrindivan India which Provides Education - Food and health Care for some of the poorest families in Uttar Pradesh