Israel is not just attacking Gaza, the West Bank, including Nablus, is also affected. Many businesses in Nablus are reduced to working half time and paying staff 50% of their wages. Many restaurants are closed, with staff laid off. Government workers (teachers, social workers, etc.) are unpaid because of a lack of funds. On advice […]
FONSA has joined with other organisations to call for a focus on humanitarian concerns. Stopping violence is an immediate need. Current events are having a profound effect on people in and around Nablus; we call for a de-escalation to avoid further tragedy for everyone in the region. #CeasefireNow: Open Call by 290 organisations from […]
Some of the Nursing and Midwivery students being supported by FONSA. sent us these photos of their training. As you see, they have access to modern medical technology . This is ideal because we want them to provide the very best care for their patients and for the people of Nablus. We are pleased to […]
A short video showing the delegation visiting Witness Centre, olive trees in Deir Sharaf and planting olive trees in Sabastiya. November 2022.
Happy to announce that our new website is live. The old one served us well for many years but it was hard work to add new items. This one is based on WordPress; harder to set up the site but far easier to maintain (we hope). Thanks very much to 34SP for hosting our site. […]
FONSA was asked to contribute to schoolbags filled with stationery. These were to be given to children in the Old City of Nablus who were about to start Primary School. The Old City is a mostly poor area with amazing stone streets and buildings but has been under attack. Its narrow streets are a maze […]
Report for FONSA In November last year, three FONSA trustees, Mike Whitehead, David Collison and myself, visited Nablus as part of a delegation from Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association (DNTA). As part of the delegation’s trip, it was an opportunity for both DNTA and FONSA to assess the situation on the ground and meet with friends and […]
Dear scholarship donor Fonsa, My name is Reem Shehada, and l was a recipient of one of the scholarships this year. l want to personally thank each of you for helping make it possible for me to pursue my dream of becoming a midwife practitioner. Your contribution to my education is so genius and will […]
Four trustees of FONSA visited Nablus in November 2022 to meet our partners and to review current activities. Two FONSA trustees were leaders of the nine-strong Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association delegation. The group met many significant members of the Nablus community. Masa from the Witness Centre listed and described their work to deliver FONSA projects. She […]
FONSA has been growing and this website has been progressing well. There is now a good-enough home page with several individual pages arising. Next I will include a blog-style facility to add news items and create all the necessary static pages so that the site can go live.