Fundraising at Dunfermline Gala 2019

At the annual Dunfermline Gala Day on the 22nd June 2019 six volunteers took part in a street fundraising event. In just under four hours £275 was raised through direct bucket donations and other donations given in the evening.

It was wonderful to see the response from the community and with the beautiful weather it was a very positive day.

Many donors remembered the charity from last year and it is hoped that the event will become a regular annual event.

The charity would like to thank the Dunfermline community for their generous support. The trustees also would like to thank the volunteers who took time out from their busy schedules to participate in the event.

Fundraising volunteers

 

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.

Donations made on May trip to Africa

During a recent trip to Africa we donated around 90 pairs of reading glasses from our partner “Eyes on Africa” to Sandwe and Makala villages in the Eastern district of Zambia. These were presented at the village clinics and were gratefully received – particularly by the elderly who were delighted to be able to read again without effort.

We additionally donated baby knitting which was provided by our ‘knitting lady’ based in Dunfermline. These were also appreciated as Zambia is now going into the winter months of June, July and August.

 

 

 

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

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 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.

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.

Report from fundraising dinner held in Stirling

Sunrise Africa Relief held a fundraising dinner with MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians) at the Stirling Albert Halls on 17th June 2018.

The event involved two charities working together to bring people across Scotland and England to share an evening and to learn more about the plight of Palestine and Africa.

All proceeds went to support the work of Sunrise Africa Relief and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Mrs Christine Simpson the Provost of Stirling gave the welcoming address, followed by the keynote address from Professor Graham Watt CBE on “The Barriers for Health in Palestine”. This was followed by Ms Susan McGill, Councillor for Stirling Council, who discussed “On Supporting People”.

Dr Ishaq Abu-Arafeh, the chairman of the planning committee, did an excellent job outlining the purpose of the event and ensuring the evening ran on time, while mixing with the guests to make sure everyone was having a good experience.

Sunrise Africa Relief had three speakers. Mr Robert Williamson, co-founder and trustee, first gave a brief introduction of the charity – how it was founded in 2014 and currently has active projects in Zambia and Uganda. He then introduced Mr Aftikhar Ahmed as the other co-founder and the one who took the initiative to hold this event. Mr Ahmed received an overwhelming cheer of appreciation from the guests for his charity work.

Mr Paul Currie, another trustee, spoke on the principles of the charity and the importance of two faith groups working together. He also stated there is need everywhere and that it transcends religious, culture, and ethnic differences.

Mrs Shazia Nadeem, an ambassador for the charity, spoke on her personal experiences in Africa and her participation in the projects, in particular Uganda and Zambia – including an encounter with a crocodile!

Two music groups performed, Camile Nehme from Palestine and The Afros band from Africa. Both groups were received well and managed to get the audience dancing!

Sunrise Africa Relief raised over £683 with online donations still being received.

The Trustees would like to thank all the committee members and all those who attended and contributed to make the evening so enjoyable and successful.

Video of one of the bands:

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.