Since its inception Cradle has supplied over 1000 tons of aid for children in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania and Moldova.
RE-BUILDING AND REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS
co-operation with the EU rebuilt a school for 700 children in Mostar,
Bosnia & Herzegovina. Rebuilt and equipped a maternity unit at the
main hospital in Shkodra, northern Albania which included providing
incubators to the hospital. Built nine houses for homeless families in
the town of Shkodra in Albania sponsored by Mr Vince Power formerly the
Mean Fiddler Music Group. Rebuilt a dormitory for 190 girls between 15
and 18 years of age, in Shkodra, northern Albania.
Before Cradle took on
this project, the EU monitors described it as one of the worst examples
of living conditions they had seen in Europe. This project was financed
by the Irish Government. Cradle has built two new schools in the
Phang-nga province in the post-tsunami Thailand: Ban Bang Muang and
Pakklong schools catering for 130 children each. Also we have rebuilt
and supported Thahan, Kapong, Ban Pak Weep and Ban Bang Thong schools,
collectively catering for over a thousand children.
MEDICAL SUPPORT PROJECTS
up a new emergency ambulance service in the Shkodra region of northern
Albania. Rebuilt and equipped a maternity unit at the main hospital in
Shkodra, northern Albania which included providing incubators to the
hospital. Cradle has set up and conducted the Medivac Project,
transporting young children and adults to Ireland and UK for urgent,
Cradle has supported the local hospital in Mostar,
Bosnia & Herzegovina with hygiene products, food and medical aid.
FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTS
is a rehabilitation project providing assistance to families on a
monthly basis in Bosnia & Herzegovina. It began in 1998 for families
that received no aid from any other source. Most of these families are
displaced and have been forced to share accommodation with other
families where they all share basic amenities designed for just one
family. There will be no employment for them until the political and
economic situation settles. Their living conditions are extremely
In response to the Tsunami
disaster, Cradle decided to bring our well established projects to the
areas affected most in Southeast Asia. We have established an office in
the Province of Phang-Nga north of Phuket in Thailand, where we have
local representatives working to implement our emergency aid programs.
We have established our family support program which provides aid to the
worst affected families on a regular basis. As a result of the tsunami
disaster many children lost one or both of their parents as well as
losing their homes and other family members. Cradle has been supporting
such families on a weekly basis since January 2005. This support
includes food, hygiene products, household items, school materials and
other items which may be required by each individual child.
Cradle provides livestock to families on our family support programme
which enables them to product milk, butter, cheese, eggs etc. and
thereby become more self-sufficient.