Rebuilding and Revitalizing Communities Ravaged by Warfare
Rebuilding Communities Ravaged by Natural Disaster
Women Beyond Survival in Haiti January 21-29, 2010 after the January 12, 2010 devastating earthquake
On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a devastating and catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake. On January 21st 2010, Safiyya Sarkin Executive Director of Women Beyond Survival (WBS) traveled to Haiti with her very dear Haitian-American friend Activist/Artist Smith Georges with medical supplies, which were distributed to doctors, nurses and victims. Smith and Safiyya also administered topical first aid to the injured victims in many affected areas in order to prevent infection, including the epicenter, the interior of Leogane, where they were the first people to arrive on site to provide medical assistance. These particular regions had no access to any form of medical aid prior to their arrival. Smith and Safiyya slept on the street like everyone else.
WBS and Children Forum 21 plan to build two community centers, one in Leogane and one in Petit Goave. Each community center will include physician, nurses, teachers, care takers, cooks, secretary, artistic activities and sports. There will be approximately thirty orphan in each site. There will be a school and a clinic inclusive in these centers.
WBS would like to thank the family of Arika Kapoor for donating all of the medical supplies.
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Earthquake survivors in Haiti thanking Women Beyond Survival
Click on the video to your left to watch Safiyya Sarkin of Women Beyond Survival (WBS) administering topical medical care to an earthquake survivor.
Click on the video on the left to watch how the survivors of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 were waiting in line to receive food, and most were not that lucky. The UN (MINUSTAH) troops fired gun shots in the air while the people were orderly waiting in line, which then created mayhem causing a very organized crowd to run in scattered directions.
Safiyya Sarkin, President and Founder of Women Beyond Survival, spoke to 5th and 6th graders on gender equality, a human right from an Islamic perspective and the impact it has in these children.