Welcome to FONSA
FONSA is a charitable trust working with people in Nablus and its surrounding areas. We support worthwhile projects and deliver necessary assistance in partnership with local groups.
Our current priorities are to support students at university and to plant olive trees.
Education is highly valued in Nablus but many families are unable to pay all the costs of sending a student to university. Your donations enable us to pay fees for those who need help.
Nablus has a new Teaching Hospital and needs more nurses and midwives to meet growing needs. We are raising money for students of nursing and midwifery. Those we fund have good course marks but insufficient funding from personal, family or other sources.
We continue to plant olive trees in needy locations around Nablus. Many villages are subject to raids by settlers or lose land by military confiscation. Keeping the land productive can be of benefit in reducing such losses and the trees provide a much needed income for families.
Our work is enabled by the many generous donors who give a monthly amount. We use these funds wherever the need is greatest. At present that is mostly for student fees and for olive trees which are our priorities.
If you can help us, please donate here. We use VirginMoneyGiving because they are not-for-profit with low charges.
We work with groups who have formed links with particular villages
They raise money, liaise with the villages and suggest projects.
We use our local contacts in Nablus to advise on optimum solutions and
to provide project management.
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Nablus is an important city in the West Bank and was the cultural
and commercial capital of Palestine.
The surrounding villages are mainly rural relying on their crops and animals.
Education, businesses and agriculture have been
severely affected by the occupation.
There is high unemployment and endemic poverty.
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Five members of the Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association walked for FONSA on the Dundee Kiltwalk 2018. A pleasant stroll round the beautiful Tay. The Kiltwalk Foundation adds 40% to funds raised bringing almost £2,500 for FONSA. Congratulations!
This will support students, children and other FONSA projects in and around Nablus.Support Kiltwalk Team FONSA.
Children in Nablus witness and suffer from the effects of the ongoing occupation. But we are helping by training schools counsellors to provide effective techniques for recovery. Read more ...
We were asked to help Madama Boys' School by enhancing their science lab. A microscope, glassware and electrical meters were among the items we supplied. Read more ....
Leaks and their consequences continue to be a problem for some residents of Yanoun. So we have been undertaking remedial work to repair a roof, and prevent water seeping in from a roadway. Read more ....
Today's tree planting in Yatma village has taken us over 5,000 trees (olive and fruit trees) planted by FONSA donors in villages around Nablus. Read more ....
Donate: All donations are appreciated and help the people of Nablus but rely on you to make them. Please give whatever you can, whenever you can. Monthly donations are most valued. Read more ....
Fundraising: you can raise money for FONSA by participating in any suitable event or even by holding your own event, however small. We use Virgin Money Giving for on-line donations so it is really easy to set up your own web page and collect from your sponsors. Read more ....
Volunteer: we are small charity and we are all volunteers. We welcome help with fundraising, administration and organising events. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.