What's Happening Now

Guatemala on $5 A Day—

Had Your Starbucks Today? The next time you hand over another $5 for a cup of coffee at your favorite beverage emporium, keep this in mind as you take each hot, enjoyable sip: Guatemala has 15 million people; the majority exist on $5 dollars a day, the price of a cup of coffee in some U.S. establishments.  Many more live on $1 a day.

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Community Development in Guatemala—

Conscience International is working side by side with local government agencies and colleges in Guatemala, partnering in community development programs to train leaders for improved life-sustaining conditions. “Our hope is to raise awareness of the needs in all their industries and invite American leaders in their fields of expertise to participate in developing community leaders,” says Angelo Velis, Conscience International’s Community Development Director for Guatemala.

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FUNDRAISING SUCCESSES

Bangladesh Community Development Program —

An authentic Bangladesh dinner organized, prepared, and catered by Richard and Dr. Mary Ann Sarker of Lancaster County, PA has raised more than $21,000 for the Community Development Program in Shambouganj, Bangladesh that Richard and Conscience International partners launched in 2012.

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Ethiopian Children Spinal Surgery Project—

More than $14,000 was raised for Conscience International’s Ethiopian Children Spinal Surgery Project through a card tournament organized by Toni Belanger, wife of Dr. Theodore Belanger of the Texas Back Institute, Rockwall, TX, near Dallas. 

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Syrian Refugee Support—

Food and education programs are among the biggest needs for Syrian refugees who have fled their homeland and are now existing in tent camps in a number of Middle Eastern countries. 

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Conscience International in Nepal—

A Conscience International team is on its way to Nepal this week to assess and provide whatever humanitarian assistance is possible 

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Confronting Trauma

Mental Health Workshop For Trauma Counselors To Take Place In Bethlehem, Palestine —

A two-day mental health counseling workshop designed to support and train those who serve in the helping professions to better handle cases of trauma brought on by wars and natural disasters, is planned for May 19-20 in Bethlehem, Palestine. The program is sponsored by Conscience International and its cooperating organizations.

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Nigeria's Jos University Teaching Hospital To Benefit From Shipped Medical Equipment, Supplies—

The Ebola epidemic in several West African States, as well as other existing dangers to public health in general, is spurring Conscience International’s drive to help hospitals in the most populated country in the region, Nigeria.

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