Disaster Management Project

When disasters strike, or emergencies emerge, The Mirror Foundation looks to see how and where it can help. Teams survey the situations, talk to the professionals on the ground and the coordinating officials, to determine in what capacity its experience would be best served.

On occasions, the aid needed is immediate, but quite often the foundation works on post-disaster work - when the TV cameras have gone, and the news is no longer front page, this is when those affected start to feel alone and neglected. More often than not, the non-glamorous work of sweeping out mud-filled classrooms, or finding replacements for furniture lost, livestock killed, and crops ruined, is left to those directly affected. This is where The Mirror Foundation excels.

Local employment

    • Handicraft artisans

      The eBannok Handicrafts project has been running for over a decade, employing local Akha women to make whistles in the design of local birds. The chance of employment gives the women an independent...

    • Outdoor programme

      Our Outdoor Volunteer Programme employs members of the Akha, Lahu, and Karen tribes, all of whom have an intimate knowledge of the local environment and cultures. The construction and renovation...

    • Trekking guides

      Our Ecotours project runs trekking and homestay programmes, visiting local hilltribe communities. The guides we employ are all local hilltribe members, who live in the villages we work with. This...

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