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KIRF supporting education and skills training for the rural poor in Bihar, India
Over the last decade we have assisted with an education and health center at a school in Shekwara village in Bihar, India in the following ways:

  • Sewing center supplies: sewing machines (three, non-electric Singer), textiles, sewing supplies and funding for the sewing teacher’s salary.
  • Electricity and clean drinking water: KIRF purchased and delivered a generator for electricity that powers the school's water pump that provides safe drinking water
  • Physical education supplies: soccer, cricket, volleyball, fitness, games, and badminton.
  • Local curriculum-specific educational supplies: textbooks and writing supplies.

free sewing class

Anniversary of KIRF's tsunami disaster relief in Thailand

KIRF logo KIRF was recognized as an official contributor to the Thailand's tsunami relief by the country's well-regarded sustainable development and public health organization the Population and Community Development Association (PDA). KIRF created an educational scholarship for tsunami orphans with the PDA and Rajabhat Phuket University.

Read more about KIRF's disaster relief in Thailand >




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Top of page photos (left to right): Mark Kirwin, Co-Founder of KIRF with his mother Diane Kirwin in rural Bihar, India. Photo: Kirwin International Relief Collection;
A home destroyed by the tsunami in flooded estuary near Bin Bang Bang, Thailand. Photo: Mark Kirwin;
Rotating photos:
Angela's new friends at hurricane evacuee campsite in Picayune, MS. Photo: Timothy Burdick/Brooks Institute of Photography
Tsunami orphans who need scholarships to continue school in Ranong Province, Thailand. Photo: Stephen Kirwin
Rebuilding Fish Farm with KIRF donations, Thailand. Photo: Jada
Water again in the village of Bandha – made possible by KIRF's donors. Photo: Rick Fendrick, MSPH;
Right Photo: Maasai cattle leaving over-grazed hillsides during dry season near Oldonyo Sambu, Tanzania. Photo: Angela Rockett Kirwin