Welcome to our second newsletter
Greetings to all our supporters!
Thank you for your continuing trust in our work,
this is making a difference for many people in the Nablus area.
on our website.
Funding students in Nablus
We financed 11 students to enrol for the International Computer Driving
Licence course at the Amra Information Technology College in Nablus.
Seven of the poorest students also had their travel fees paid, some
having to travel from surrounding villages.
We are pleased that all
eleven students finished the course successfully in March 2009 and got
Yanoun School Bus
have carried on supporting the Yanoun school bus project. To keep the
bus on the road we have paid for its MOT, insurance and repairs. The
children of Yanoun will not have to walk an hour to school on unsafe
roads. Yanoun is a little village 12 km South East of Nablus which is
surrounded by Israeli settlements.
10,000 Trees for Nablus- Plant Their Future
The aim of this campaign is to raise enough funds to plant 10,000 olive
and fruit trees on the land of the poorest villages around Nablus.
We are working with three organisations in Nablus and the Dundee-Nablus
Twinning Association. Palestinian, Israeli and International volunteers
have offered to plant the trees.
Please help by giving donations for this project.
To plant one olive tree costs £4 - to plant one
fruit tree costs £2.
Donations can be sent to FONSA at the address below.
All on-line donations are currently being ascribed to this campaign
(unless the donor advises otherwise).
So far we have had sufficient donations for well over 350 trees
and the campaign has just started.
An Daleeb Nursing College-Nablus
We will be funding two female students in September 2009 for the
Diploma of Nursing at the An Daleeb Nursing and Midwifery College in
Nablus. Nadiyah lives in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus and Salam
is from Nablus city. The Nursing Diploma is 2 years long so we will need
to raise money to support them over this period.
Al Quds Open University
We are also planning to fund four students at Al Quds Open University
who will be starting their courses this September.
How to Donate
The essential ingredient
We are pleased that we have had further donations and some more
regular commitments by standing order.
We particularly need these to fund the students whose courses last several
If you are able to give a regular donation you can find details of
on our website.
The form is included on our leaflet or you can download a larger
version from our website at
You can also donate on-line (with a debit or credit
card) at the FONSA page of the
This is supported by the Cooperative Bank so it costs you nothing and costs
Some people have reported some difficulties with this service so we are
considering a move to a new Virgin Money system which is due to start
in the next month or so.
Please remember to tick the "Gift Aid" box if you are a UK taxpayer.
It gives us an additional 28% income at no cost to you.
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Our telephone: 01382 550210
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Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas (known as FONSA)
is a Registered Scottish Charity No. 038502