Our cause for Skirophorion 2014 is set and decided for: Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (MSAVLC) will be the recipient of our donations!

Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia is a registered charity that was originally established in 1965. Since then it has been providing aid to some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in South-East Asia. The aim of the charity is to promote good health and relieve sickness, by providing aid, supplies and equipment to health-related organisations in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their support meets a wide range of needs but focuses particularly on children, and those whose lives have been blighted by poverty or the aftermath of war and strife. Their support includes:
  • Provision of equipment and treatment of congenital abnormalities due to toxic chemicals (mainly Agent Orange)
  • Provision of medical equipment to hospitals and orphanages
  • Medical and financial support for paraplegics and quadriplegics
  • First aid and healthcare for orphanage children
  • Provision of audiology and ear care equipment and training
  • Training courses for traditional midwives
  • Building wells and providing clean water systems
  • Support for vulnerable, elderly and disabled people
The charity is run exclusively by volunteers. Their overheads are minimal; every possible penny goes to where it is needed. By concentrating on primary health and responding to specific requests it is surprising what even modest funding can achieve.

You can now donate to Pandora's Kharis at baring.the.aegis@gmail.com or by clicking the 'donate' button to the side of the Pandora's Kharis blog. The needs are enormous and their response limited only by their bank balance, so please give generously! Thank you in advance. The deadline to donate is 29 June, 2014.