September 28, 2018, the island of Sulawesi was struck by an earthquake. The quake caused a tsunami that destroyed large parts of the city of Palu. The tsunami led to the deaths of more than 2,200 (October 21, 2018). There are more than 14,000 wounded. The number of missing persons is estimated to be at least 1,300. More than 211,000 people became homeless.

MAGIC organized a special day and was able to donate money as a result of this day. But still help is very much needed and every contribution is welcome. Read here how you can help:

Sertshang Orphanage Home

At the Sertshang Orphanage Home in Kathmandu, 48 children and teenagers, aged 5 to 17, found a loving and safe home. Most of them are orphans, who previously mainly experienced a life of famine, violence and neglect. Few of them were able to attend school.

The was founded by the tibetan physician Tashi Sertshang, who lived in Switzerland until 2007 and lives in Nepal today. His son, Choegyal Rinpoche is a mentor to the orphanage. The children are accomodated in two houses with a garden in a serene suburban quarter of Swoyambunath.

The orphanage is managed by two Tibetans, Tenzin Kuntshok, who completed studies in Buddhist philosophy and Methok Lama. Their little team is completed by the cook Tsewang and the two domestic helps Shanti and Mai. They all live together like an extended family, giving the children a feeling of warmth and safety.

Right from the start, they learn to take over responsibility for themselves and the community. The older children take care of the younger ones and they all give a hand in the household and gardening. The orphanage is fully funded by private donations - your support helps to improve their daily lives, their education and guarantee their long-term future perspectives.

Project Camiran

In July 2013 there has been many floodings in Indonesia. Especially on the islands of Ambon. Because of this, people have lost their houses, animals, plants and many of their belongings. Thank goodness most people survived, since they were warned and everyone could be evacuated on time.

A lot of people have lost all their possessions or even lost their homes by the floods. To help the inhabitants of the islands, there is a project called ‘Project Camiran’. The volunteers of Project Camiran are raising money through donations and events to help and rebuild the lives of the inhabitants.

Project Camiran committed to all kinds of events, such as flea markets, to raise money. With the proceeds and donations will Project Camiran buy survival packages for the short- and long-term. The packages include fish-materials, materials for the farm and vouchers. Besides to these survival-packages, also food-packages will be bought to help the inhabitants with their daily needs.

So far, the founders raised almost €2500 (3160 dollar). They sold second hand products at markets, had special actions selling bracelets and asked schools, shops and companies for donations. At the end of October, the founders will visit their old primary school to tell all the kids about the project and ask them to give a donation.

The progress so far is good, but they still need a lot of money. We searched for an effective way and we found the possibility: Go-Fund-Me. An easy way to donate and support the project!

Another way to easily donate is to go to the Camiran Facebook page ( and go to ‘Donate now’ on top of the page.

We really hope for your support to help the people on Ambon. They deserve to start their lives again after all they’ve been through! Thank you in advance for your attention and support!

PLAN Ireland

PLAN Ireland stands up for children's rights for almost 80 years. On a daily basis their energy is devoted to making a difference for children living in poverty.

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