FONSA activities in 2012 continued to support the local Palestinian community in Nablus and surrounding areas.
We acknowledge and appreciate our donors, our UK partners and our Palestinian partners - particularly the Hayat Centre.
10,000 Trees for Nablus:
This continues to be a popular project with donors and with the farmers.
We have asked them to contribute in a small way so that this is a shared project.
This is waived for particularly needy villages.
This year we planted trees in Sabastya, Lubban, Sarra and Sawiya
This work continues our partnership with UK Friends of Madama and Burin.
Both Madama boys and girls schools have benefitted.
The boys had class room windows installed.
The girls had lab and sport equipment.
Here we have worked with UK Friends of Yatma to provide internet
and IT equipment (laptop computer and LCD projector) for the Mothers' School
Yanoun International Network raised money for a substantial program
to waterproof seven houses for needy families
and for the community (International House).
These are mostly funded from donations through standing orders.
During 2012 we supported six university students
(Ameed, Dua, Iman, Madlin, Safa and Talal) in different academic areas.
Nursing and Midwifery Students:
Our new project launched during 2012 is specifically targetted at Nursing and Midwifery students.
With advice from An Najah National University, we are now supporting two needy students
(Motaz and Sunduz) thanks to generous donations.
We received this message from Madline Milhem - one of our supported students -
about the help she received from FONSA in 2012.
"I am sending this message to express my feelings and appreciation to you
for the amazing opportunity that you gave me.
I really can't thank you enough but with all of my respects and from
the deep of my heart I thank you very much.
This scholarship has been the angel that have given me his hand to get me out
from the darkness the darkness of being busy all the time of thinking
how to pay my fees and being always worried if I will pay it on time.
This has really affected my grades, and my family that consist of 11 members.
But now this pressure has gone thanks to you.
I hope I will be at your level of expectation,
and I would love to know more about Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas.
To get to know FONSA will be a great honour to me and at last I thank you
one more time and I wish from God to help you to achieve your goals
in helping our society to make it a better place to live,
and to help the student to continue their dreams to become
the person they always dreamt to be."
Other students have also given their thanks but this was particularly
We will support more students as the donations arrive.