Media coverage about rooftop micro greenhouses
As mentioned in our last newsletter we’ve had some media representatives during the last weeks, who were very interested in our rooftop micro greenhouses. You’ll find some links of this media coverage here:
We’re still busy to find some more grants in order to be able to install more of those fantastic rooftop greenhouses. The first responds from the families in Deheisha and Aida is so overwhelming that we’ll keep on promoting this fantastic idea all over Palestine! The dramatic economic situation in the West Bank forces many people to choose between buying food or sending their children to school, or providing them with medical services. We are willing to fight this grave situation with our project. The people need the ability to take care of themselves now more than ever before! We’re counting on all our supporters, friends and interested people to help all Palestinians through this tough situation! Thanks for everyone who already gave a bit to support us!
News from Karama UK – September 2012
Summer is over and we are back on track ready for an autumn/winter full of exciting things.
First of all a great news: Karama Palestine has been awarded a grant of £ 6,000 for the roof-top garden project. Thank you very much to the Lush Foundation to agree in supporting this project. Our volunteers in London are working hard to look for further support amongst other Trusts and Foundations in UK.
During the summer we have held a cake sale at a friend’s work place. The event was so successful that we are replicating it at the end of October. Thanks you to all the people who participated and to Mr Felafel for the food provided.
We also attended a car boot sale to recycle a lot of old stuff and raise money for Karama. Thank you to all the friends who came along and helped us out to set up the stall.
We are happy to say that in October or November (date still to be confirmed) we are going to organize an exhibition in collaboration with the Peace Museum in Bradford. The theme of the exhibition is Childhood in a Refugee Camp. Drawings of how children living in the Deheishe Refugee Camp see their everyday life will be shown. We are very excited about this and a big thank you to the Peace Museum for accepting to collaborate with us.
Another forthcoming event will be a fundraising dinner at Ayesha Community School in London. The school has already supported Karama UK, donating books to be send to the children in Palestine. We are thrilled about the idea to have a fundraising event at the school. We are very grateful for the support received.
Karama playground project.
School started some weeks ago and the children are now busy with learning. A perfect opportunity for us to restore our playground at Karama. At the moment it is not really suitable for children to play on it. We’re planning to install some new toys for the children as well as it would be great to build a new floor which is softer so that accidents during playing won’t have serious consequences for the children. Therefore we need some support! At the moment we’ve already raised some funds but for the entire construction a big amount of money is still missing. We would like to offer the children a safer haven for their free time! If you want to help us providing the children of Deheisha with child proof and safe playground that contains some appropriate toys please visit our Homepage. Big thanks in advance!
You see we’re busy with current and new projects and we need your support more than ever to help the children and women of Deheisha.
All the best