Projects

Learn more about the communities we support.

Our current projects

 
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Covid-19 hand hygiene, Zimbabwe

Our current project together with the international organization GOAL aims to finance mobile hand washing stations in the Kuwadzana district in the Harare province.

Adequate washing facilities are not available in Zimbabwe. This is because the water pipes are often defective and the sewage system is insufficient. The noticeably poor hand hygiene practices are to be improved by changing behavior and installing hand washing stations. Mobile stations will be set up in communities, markets and bus stations.

Your donation will make it possible to invest in 6 such stations including workshops about hand washing.

Cardio monitor, Philippines

Another current project directly supports the hospital Parades Medical Center & Hospital in Cavite - Philippines. The hospital in the city of Imus is open to the public and has 17 beds.

In addition to emergency care, the hospital also offers primary care for illnesses and is equipped with a clinical secondary llaboratory with pathologists, a blood station and a pharmacy.

The clinic urgently needs functioning operating theater equipment with an anesthesia machine with a cartograph and heart monitor.

Responsiblility e.V. plans to finance the investment for this device with your donation.

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Our completed projects

Health project Adwa, Ethiopia

Our last project was to promote the health and hygiene of the mostly single parents and their children in the communities of Adwa. The city of Adwa is located in the northern border area between Ethiopia and Eritrea. A conflict over the border has been simmering there for years. The hygienic conditions are bad.

Responsibility e.V. wanted to finance the total project costs for the year 2021 of the SOS Children's Village with the help of your donation.

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In November 2020, conflict broke out again in this region and the project had to be discontinued after the offices were looted and the employees were evacuated.

The hygiene situation in the Tigray region has deteriorated further due to the renewed acts of war and almost half of the health facilities are no longer in operation.

Accordingly, the collected donation of 4,000 CHF will be made available to the SOS Children's Village for urgently needed health and hygiene measures in the region

Children's home La Buena Semilla, Peru

With our fifth  project we were financing the renewal of the well system and the water tower. The aim was to improve the water quality and hygiene of children and their carers in the La Buena Semilla children's home in the Amazon of Peru.

The Isaiah Foundation is a Canadian organization that is commited in Peru for abandoned and abused children. The home is about 10 kilometers outside the village of Puerto Maldonado and offer a haven for 10-12 children aged 4-6 years.

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The home exists since 2009 and in the past 10 years the well system has deteriorated and the water tower was in danger of collapsing. Accordingly, the water quality had decreased significantly.

The renovation will not only allow better filtering to be installed in the future but also ensure clean water when the house is expanded.

Responsibility e.V. was able to finance this important investment of 5.500 US-Dollars with the help of your donation.

Children's home Manuela, Bali

Our fourth project did target the water supply and sanitation of children and their caregivers in the children's homes Manuela I and II in Balangan - Bali, Indonesia.

The Foundation for Leprosy and Child Relief in Indonesia is committed to help lepers, orphans and otherwise impoverished children in Indonesia, and operates local hospitals and children's homes. This includes the children's home Manuela I and II in the village Balangen, which is located on a limestone hill. As a result, water seeps underground very quickly and  water was only found at a depth of 100m.

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The biggest concern of the children's homes is the maintenance of electricity. As part of the buildings and to ensure a smooth power supply, the children's home is forced to install emergency generators. The state is unfortunately unable to deliver electricity without interruptions. Without this stream not a drop of water is coming from the taps in the children's home. So there is no food, no clean children and the toilets are not working.

To provide a power supply even during the regular power outages, which could take up to 2-3 days, the installation of own power generators is the only solution.

Responsibility e.V. contributed to the financing of a generator for the children's home in Balangan and was able to support the redemption of short-term loans in March 2020.

Kandyaa Child Protection Centre

Our third and current project aims to improve the living conditions of children and their care takers at the Kandyaa Child Protection Centre in Sodoké, Togo.

The children at Kandyaa are victims of brutal violence, exploitation, child trafficking, social exclusion and gross neglect. Many of them have been abused, ostracized and expelled as so-called witch children. Children in these emergency situations are able to find temporary shelter, protection, and psychosocial care at this state-recognized institution. Where possible, children within the centre’s care are prepared for family and social reintegration.

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To supply the centre with basic food stuffs, Kandyaa has its own farm only 8 km from the institution. At the farm, chickens, rabbits, and sheep are kept, and fruits and vegetables, such as corn, beans, yams, and peanuts are cultivated. In recent months, the farm has developed into a protective environment for agricultural education of older children (14 years and older). With this growth in services, the current simple latrine and small washroom is no longer sufficient.

With the help of your donation, the RESPONSIBILITY Club will fund the installation of a new, gender-separated sanitary facility to improve hygiene standards at the child protection centre.

Matyazo Hospital

Following successful completion of the Club’s first project in December 2017, our second project centred on supporting healthcare workers at the Matyazo Hospital in Tanzania.

The Matyazo Hospital is a Tanzanian medical care facility located approximately 45 km northeast of Kigoma.  The hospital is an important facility for obstetrics in the Kigoma Region, where more than 1300 babies are delivered, and nearly 1200 surgeries are performed each year.

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A functional operating light is an essential component of Matyazo Hospital’s surgical equipment. However, the cost of an operating light exceeded the financial capabilities of this hospital.

Through donations from employees and fundraising activities held throughout the year, the RESPONSIBILITY Club was able to successfully raise the $4,800 USD necessary to purchase the surgical lamp.  The funds for the surgical lamp were officially donated in July, 2018.

General Trias Medicare Hospital

The inaugural project of the RESPONSIBILITY Club was focussed on raising the necessary funds to provide a much-needed ambulance car for the General Trias Medicare Hospital. General Trias is located on the southwestern outskirts of Manila and provides a vital first-stop care for medical emergencies to a population of approximately 245,000 people.

In situations where patients must be transported to healthcare facilities with greater medical capabilities, there were few safe and reliable transportation options available.
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Through donations from OPHARDT hygiene employees and fundraising activities held throughout the year, the RESPONSIBILITY Club was able to successfully raise the $20,000 USD necessary to purchase the fully equipped ambulance car.  In December 2017, members of the RESPONSIBILITY club met with representatives from the General Trias Medicare Hospital to officially donate the ambulance.

Thanks to your donations, patients are now able to be safely transported to and from the hospital.