A tiny NGO blossoms into a global emergency relief powerhouse
Millions of litres of safe drinking water in Kenya, millions of water purification tablets distributed in Pakistan, essential medicine for thousands of people in Somalia, millions of dollars worth of generators, flashlights, tents, etc., in Haiti, inflatable field hospitals...the numbers tell the story of the phenomenal work that the Toronto-based GloablMedic is doing in far-flung corners of the world.
Rahul Singh, hailed by Time magazine, as one of the world’s top 100 influential people and recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, founded David McAntony Gibson Foundation in honour of his dear friend. What began as a tiny volunteer organization has grown to one with over 1000 volunteers, but Singh still describes it as a small NGO.
“GlobalMedic is a small Canadian NGO. We strive to help people in need around the world by offering emergency relief services to aid victims of disasters and by training medical personnel and donating medicines to developing and war-torn countries.”
Singh, whose parents are originally from India, was born in Montreal.
“All the people we get to help with the clean drinking water and medical care, that keeps me going,” he says. “There’s a huge need out there and we need to fill it.”
Posted: Sep 1, 2014