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IMPACT

© HI

Note

from the

President

Kassim Mohammed, 14, is a Somali refugee living in Dagahaley camp in Daadab, Kenya.

Mastercard Foundation partners with HI to help

refugees in Kenya

Covid-19 has hit the

world, but its impact has

been felt most by those

in vulnerable situations.

Kenya has not escaped

the pandemic and its

refugee populations in

the Dadaab and Kakuma

camps have had to show

resilience to overcome the

new challenges that have

emerged.

Back to school despite

the pandemic

Through the Mastercard

Foundation's Covid-19

Recovery and Resilience

Program, Humanity &

Inclusion was able to

significantly expand

access to online learning

and training for refugees

and host communities to

enable children and youth

to continue their education

during school closures while

also building digital learning

capacity to support better

learning and teaching once

schools reopen.

This project has a strong

focus on children with

disabilities and the

development of specific

interventions that address

their unique learning needs.

Finding a job in

difficult conditions

The crisis has led to the

temporary or permanent

closure of most micro,

small and medium-sized

businesses, resulting in

massive job losses. With the

support of the Mastercard

Foundation, Humanity &

Inclusion was also able to

put in place measures to help

business owners, especially

those living with disabilities,

adapt their business practices

to the market disruption

resulting from the pandemic.

It has been more than two years

since I began my presidency of

Humanity & Inclusion Canada and I

continue to take the responsibilities

that have been entrusted to me very

seriously.

Once again, the challenges this year

are immense. In recent months, a

second wave of COVID-19 has hit India

and continues to spread rapidly across

the country, flames have attacked

Rohingya refugee camps, disrupting

our operations, and humanitarian crises

in Syria, Yemen or Gaza continue to

take their toll. In all of these situations,

Humanity & Inclusion always stands up

for the most vulnerable populations.

In the coming months, I hope to shed

more light on our projects and actions

and increase our communication

between our areas of intervention and

you, the supporters, because together

we can change lives!

It is with gratitude that I tell you that

our work would not be possible

without the support of friends

and generous donors like you.

Pierre Léonard

President

Humanity & Inclusion Canada

THEN & NOW:

CATCHING

UP WITH

CHANNA

When Channa was born prematurely in

Cambodia, her fingers had not fully formed

and the lower part of her left leg was almost

detached from her body. Her doctor decided it

needed to be amputated immediately.

Channa’s mother worried that her daughter would

never be able to walk or play like other children.

Her hope was restored in 2012, when Humanity &

Inclusion’s team began working with Channa.

At 18 months old, Channa took her first steps with

her artificial leg. In November, Channa returned to

the rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham, where

she was fitted for her tenth prosthesis.

© Paul James Hay / HI

Channa

2014

2020

2017

Channa is 11 now. Time flies! A 4th grader,

Channa hopes to be a teacher one day.

“I love my prosthesis,” Channa says. “It changed

my life. Now I can walk and play jump rope!”

© Lucas Veuve / HI

© Stephen Rae / HI

50, Saint-Catherine West, Suite 500b, Montreal, H2X 3V4 | (514) 908-2813 www.hi-canada.org

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