Emmanuel International Canada (EIC) is taking part in the nation-wide celebration of International Development Week (IDW) IDW is a tradition unique to Canada and was established 29 years ago by Global Affairs Canada.
For one short week, organizations and individuals spend time recognizing the contributions that Canadians have made in the name of humanitarian assistance and poverty relief within in the developing world. The 29th edition of IDW is being held under the theme “Together for Gender Equality”. This theme embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world.
EIC has been a longstanding contributor to international development. For almost 40 years, our relief and rehabilitation efforts have helped reduce poverty in many nations. From natural disasters to famine relief to close ties with developing communities, EIC has been an integral part in transforming lives and meets the needs of people regardless of their race, gender, age, colour or religion.
EIC is currently in the midst of one of our biggest projects called PROMISE (Promoting Maternal, newborn Infant Sustainable health Efforts). In a consortium with ADRA Canada and CCF Canada (two other Canadian organizations), we have been working towards reducing the struggle that many African women and children face in childbirth and early years.
This Project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.