親愛的朋友們:


隨著夏季接近尾聲,「佛教環球賑濟」(簡稱 「環濟」Buddhist Global Relief) 正著手籌辦本年度『健行救飢民』活動,此募款活動將是「環濟」的主要善款來源。如同以往,今年秋天,我們預計從西雅圖至紐約的全美各地,舉辦大約十場的健行活動 。英國的薩里郡(Surrey) 已經比我們快一步,率先在五月舉行本年度的英國『健行救飢民』活動。 在美國,首場的『健行救飢民』將於9月24日在康乃狄克州威靈頓市舉行,隨後會有四場健行活動於9月30日同日舉行。有關本年度健行詳情請參閱下頁。

『健行救飢民』募集的善款將用於援助長期受困於飢餓和營養不良的民眾。「環濟」在全球各地推行不同項目的救援方案:包括在孟加拉國,喀麥隆,牙買加等地,供應學童營養午餐,讓他們繼續留校就讀,並能專注於學習;在海地,馬拉威,印度,肯亞, 柬埔寨和蘇丹, 推廣永續性發展的農業; 在底特律,培育社區菜圃; 在印度, 培訓曾經是「賤民」階層的年輕婦女,成為社工人員和社會改革者;在斯里蘭卡,低下階層的年輕婦女資訊科技技能的培訓; 在柬埔寨, 提供米糧奬助給最貧窮地區的女孩們,譲她們完成高中,甚至是大學學業;在海地, 贊助興建學校;在孟加拉,為一所專收貧窮學童的學校搭建宿舍, 學童中有很多是孤兒。所有這些善舉,甚至更多的善行,都因為經由『健行救飢民』而來的捐款,而成為可行。

您願意參與「環濟」一起幫助世界各地長期受困於飢餓和營養不良的民眾的使命嗎?參加『健行救飢民』的活動就是其中一種方式。您將發現健行是一種愉悅的經驗 : 一個化大愛為行動,讓世界變得更美好, 並結識有相同價值觀的朋友。若您不便參加,也可以透過捐款來支持他人健行。如果您附近沒有任何『健行救飢民』活動,可以由您開始舉辦『健行救飢民』,或者在當地的襌修中心舉辦「襌修正念日」或其他活動,募集善款並分享「環濟」的資訊。

佛陀說:「給予食物就是給予生命。」  通過『健行救飢民』,您可以給世上不幸的人們送上一份生命的禮物。

祝福您!

菩提比丘
佛教環球賑濟
創辦人及主席

 

2017 年度『健行救飢民』活動行程

  聖荷西, 加利福尼亞州 9月16日
  威靈頓, 康乃狄克州  9月24日
 

舊金山, 加利福尼亞州

9月30日
   波特蘭, 緬因 9月30日
  米爾福德, 密蘇里州 9月30日
  西雅圖, 華盛頓州 9月30日
  費城, 賓夕法尼亞州 10月15日
  波特蘭, 俄勒岡州 10月21日
  圣路易斯, 密苏里州 10月22日
  紐約巿, 紐約州 10月28日
  休斯敦, 德克薩斯州 11月4日

 

Our Projects

BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families.


Bangladesh

FOOD SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL OF ORPHANS
Provide food supplies for 54 orphans for 12 months at The Orphan's Home in the rural Cittagong Hills region. »



 Bangladesh

EDUCATING ETHNIC MINORITY GIRLS
Provide Food Support for 106 ethnic Buddhist minority Girls at Yashodara Girl's School in Chttagong Hill Tracts. »  


Bangladesh

PERMANENT DORMITORY FOR BOY STUDENTS
Provide a permanent dormitory for 120 boys in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a poor area affected by conflict. » 

Burma (via Thailand)

EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN OF BACKPACK MEDICS
Support education for children of backpack health workers serving displaced Burmese villagers, students and refugees. »  

Cambodia

FOOD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GIRLS TO STAY IN SCHOOL 
Support life-transforming Girls Access To Education (GATE) program ensuring girls stay in school. »

Cambodia

CATALYZING THE POTENTIAL OF GIRLS AT THE MARGIN
Provide scholarships and related assistance for young women in nursing and other schools. » 

Cambodia

RICE INTENSIFICATION AND TRAINING IN AGRO-ECOLOGY
Engage farmers in rice intensification program, cash crop cultivation, and other related programs. » 

Cameroon

JOB TRAINING FOR SINGLE MOTHERS
Provide practical vocational training for marginalized women and for single and teenage mothers. » 

Cameroon

A FOOD PROGRAM FOR POOR CHILDREN
Provide meals at school for over 95 poor and needy children in Ebase village. » 

Cote d'Ivoire

IMPROVED NUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Decrease incidence of malnutrition in children especially in the first 1,000 days of life. » 

Haiti

SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM IN JACMEL
Provide at least one meal per day, six days a week for students, c. 360 meals per week. » 

Haiti

IMPROVED CROP PRODUCTION AND DIVERSIFICATION
Improve rice production & backyard vegetable gardening in recently flooded Artibonite Valley. »

Haiti

MEALS FOR HUNGRY KIDS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE
Provide between 500 and 750 life-sustaining meals to children every weekday in the Ti Plas Kazo Community. » 

Haiti

A SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN IN PORT-AU-PRINCE
Support for teacher's salaries, supplies, water, & computers for school providing quality education. » 

Haiti

SUPPORTING THE NUTRITION OF POOR CHILDREN
Help to give impoverished children two healthy meals daily, and support training workshops. » 

India

GIRL'S HOME AND WOMEN'S SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER
Sponsor education for 30 teenage girls in danger of not finishing school due to poverty. » 

India

PROSPERITY THROUGH RESILIENT AGRICULTURE
Improve resilience and income for smallholder farmers, especially women, in Uttar Pradesh. » 

India

NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FOR GARDEN OF PEACE SCHOOL
Provide uniforms, books, transportation and food for students at Garden of Peace school. » 

Jamaica & Haiti

NUTRITIOUS MORNING MEALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Provide nutritious morning meals for children prepared by local small businesses. » 

Kenya

IMPROVING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Support proven programs that reach mothers, infants and children in need of food. » 

Kenya & Malawi

SUSTAINABLE MINI FARMING 
Training, especially for women, in biointensive farming to increase food production. » 

Nicaragua

EDUCATIONAL SPONSORSHIP OF GIRLS
Provide tuition, books, uniform with insignia and shoes, and some medical screening and treatment. » 

Sri Lanka

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LOW INCOME GIRLS
Provide access to computer technology skills development for 60 girls from low-income families. » 

Sudan

HELPING FARMERS IN DARFUR
Address critical food insecurity with training and supplies for improved farming techniques. » 

U.S. Detroit, MI

URBAN FARMING IN DETROIT
Provide aid to 1500 urban gardens, including 400 new ones in 2017. Help sponsor 22 events . »

Vietnam

ENHANCED HOMESTEAD FOOD PRODUCTION
Train mulit-generational families to increase year-round food production improving nutrition. »

Vietnam

SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION IN DAI TU DISTRICT
Introduce SRI to farmers to lower work burden and increase food production . »

Vietnam

MEALS FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS IN TAM BINH HOSPITAL
Help to provide 500 vegetarian meals daily to hospital patients, total 182,000 meals per year. »

Vietnam

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POOR CHILDREN in TAM BINH & CAM DUONG DISTRICTS
Help with fees, uniforms, books, and healthcare for over 400 K-12 students. »