Donation to Wanangwa Community Care, Malawi

On the 12th April 2019, Robert Williamson on behalf of Sunrise Africa Relief visited the office of Mrs Tamara Mhura and made a donation of £300 towards the charity “Wanangwa Community Care” based in the North of Malawi. The charity under the leadership of Mrs Mhura is working with elderly widows in the Northern district of Malawi and providing social and economic relief. Mrs Mhura in her closing remarks thanked Sunrise Africa Relief for the monetary donation of £300 and said this would go a long way in providing relief to the plight of the widows in the area especially with the forth coming winter months. She said the money would be used to purchase clothing and food for the widows to sustain them over the coming months.

Robert Williamson on behalf of the Trustees of Sunrise Africa Relief said they were pleased to offer assistance in this area and was hopeful that the village community could get through their current difficulties where there is no government support given. He remarked on his visit to the area a few years ago where he experienced first hand the plight of the villagers and how graciously he was received by the community.

He said he hoped the donation could be stretched as much as possible to help all those in need.

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Presentation of computers to Makale school

On the 2nd of March 2019, Sunrise Africa Relief donated some computer equipment to Makale village school in a remote district of Eastern province in Zambia.

After a three-hour drive on a dirt bush road from Petauke the Sunrise Africa Relief delegation (led by Robert Williamson one of the Trustees) finally arrived at Makale village school.

The school was constructed just after independence in 1965 and although a government school, it still depends on donations from NGO’s and charities for equipment and infrastructure.

The school had requested support in acquiring computers for the senior classes and on this occasion Sunrise Africa Relief could donate 3 computers to the school. In his address the head teacher thanked the charity for their support and said that he hoped this would be a beginning of a continuous cooperation.

Robert Williamson

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We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Presentation of baby knitting’s at Makale village

On the 2nd of March 2019, Robert Williamson on behalf of Sunrise Africa Relief visited Makale village, a remote village in the Eastern part of Zambia in the area of Petauke.

A presentation of knittings for premature babies and infants could be made to the village clinic.

These knittings are made by a knitting circle of elderly ladies in Dunfermline who knit for the charity.

The clinic staff expressed their appreciation and with the forth coming winter months where the temperature drops to zero degrees the donation was considered very timely.

The knittings are made from pure wool and thus provide a good warmth for new born babies.

It is hoped that the charity will be able to support the clinic with more necessities in the future. This is the only medical facility in the district serving the population in a radius of 20 kilometres.

Robert Williamson

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Presentation of Smart TV and tablets to Barlastone Park School

On the 15th March one of the Trustees of Sunrise Africa Relief, Robert Williamson, visited Barlastone Park School in a poor suburb of the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka to present tablets and a Smart TV to the school.

The school is currently facing a lot of challenges of securing modern equipment and teaching aids and it is hoped that this donation will go towards alleviating this issue.

The school is determined to keep raising standards and to provide a sound education to the children in the area.

Mr Williamson could also meet the headteacher and the teachers and recognised the determination of the staff to overcome current obstacles. A new governing board is being put in place to broaden the appeal of the school.

Robert Williamson, Trustee

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Presentation of sewing machines to Chipata compound Mosque

On the 25th of March 2019, Sunrise Africa Relief donated sewing machines along with a local women’s organisation – WFWP- to the local Mosque in Chipata compound in Lusaka, Zambia.

This Mosque is taking care of the people in one of the poorest suburbs of the capital city Lusaka and is also running a primary school of 400 children.

Hailma, the women’s chairperson of the Mosque had asked for sponsorship as the Mosque is currently facing a lot of challenges and to start sewing classes with the young girls would give them an opportunity to learn a skill.

Sunrise Africa Relief was happy to support this initiative and wish the project a great success to help alleviate poverty in the area.

Robert Williamson, Trustee

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Sunrise Africa Relief sponsors university student from Lesotho

Sunrise Africa Relief are now sponsoring Miss Eun-Ju Sakala, a young university student from Lesotho. Miss Sakala is studying Business Administration and we hope to aid her in completing her education. Here is a letter she recently sent: 

Dear Sunrise Africa

Thank you for your heartedly given support towards my dreams and aspirations making it possible for me to begin my education, of course in a higher level. I do not have much words to express the support you give but from deep down my heart thank you very much. This year towards the end of January, Mrs. Ulrike Currie and her husband paid for my registration making it possible for me to start classes on time. I am officially a Business Administration (B.A) online student of UNICAF-ZM a University under (operated by) the South Wales University. February 11th my first class began, the Induction Module. So far I have been reporting back to Mr. Paul Currie (Uncle) about my grading’s and fourth. This chance will not only empower me to tackle todays issues concerning the youth such as depression and lack of self-discovery but make them understand and see the beautiful (God given) talents and strengths within them and find solutions to help humanity but also themselves weather business wise, artistic wise or even simply having heart to heart consolations. Education plays a big role for it teaches us how to be disciplined, courageous, and idealistic. With your help Sunrise Africa I will be able to achieve my goals and dreams.

Thank You very Much

Eun – ju Sakala
Lesotho

We will share any updates we receive from Miss Sakala on the site as her studies progress.

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

2018 Christmas Annual Lunch

On 17 December we held our annual Christmas lunch at the Seven Kings in Dunfermline with volunteers and trustees in attendance.

A good time was had by all. See photos from the lunch below.

 

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Update from Lesotho on knitting donations

We’ve just received a note from Darkwell Sakalaat in Lesotho after receiving knitting from us, which was kindly made by three ladies in Dunfermline who knit for Africa. Read the report below from Darkwell who’s based in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.

THE DONATION FROM SUNRISE AFRICA RELIEF

Last Tuesday morning the Lesotho representatives met with the PR of the Main Hospital in the capital city of Maseru know as Queen Mamohato Memorial hospital (Tsepong) with whom we introduced our organization as well as Sunrise Africa Relief, We spoke of the previous donations we received how we dealt with them and our plan concerning the recent donation we received. She spoke of four of the hospitals that are under the main hospital which provide free medical service to the low income people in the communities.

Further to that, she requested we meet the Nursing Manager of the Children’s ward – Birth Section with whom we continuously discussed about the donation. Upon our discussion she made a report to the Head of their department who fully agreed for us to make the donation as most of the babies there are of severe cases (premature, malnourished or infected etc.

Today Friday August 3, 2018 was the date given for us to make the donation. We donated the baby hats and jerseys today. The Nurse Manager of that Unit spoke of the plan she has for the package, which is to use the donation for the hospital since the hospital does not have much resources and give the jerseys to the neediest since the hospital runs low on most of the things needed in the maternity Unite. Apart from that she spoke again of the problems they are facing now which are Temperature control for small babies, no enough bedding’s and so for that you know Lesotho is 100% above sea level.

In addition this donation was given to the critical side of the maternity ward, a ward for new born babies. This donation did make a huge change, made people happy both the patients and the nurses as well as us. We are grateful for Sunrise Africa Relief for making Lesotho live again after it has been in slumber for a long time.

Darkwell Sakala

 

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Shazia Nadeem’s presentation at fundraising dinner 17th June 2018

A PDF of the presentation given by Shazia Nadeem at the fundraising dinner on 17 June 2018 is available to view.

Read more about the fundraising dinner.

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

Steff Williamson completes half marathon in Washington DC

Steff Williamson successfully completed the Washington DC half marathon on the 24th June 2018 despite very hot and humid weather.

Running on behalf of Sunrise Africa Relief he raised over $1,160 from sponsors around the world.

The money raised will go towards Barlastone Park School which is situated in one of the poorest districts of Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia.

You can still donate to Steff via Just Giving here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephan-williamson2

The Trustees would like to thank all sponsors for their generous donations.

 

Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.