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04/03/2021

Newsletter February 2021

Newsletter GMAnapoli - February 2021

The world of international cooperation and the humanitarian community is mourning the deaths of Luca Attanasio (Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo), Vittorio Iacovacci (policeman from the carabinieri) and Mustapha Milambo (driver and humanitarian worker) who were killed in a ferocious and cruel attack by gunfire video. We are all called to follow Luca’s example as a truly involved protagonist in the fight against injustices both big and small.  War serves only to line the pockets of arms merchants with money and to kill the poor locals who can’t escape it…

 

“… so many of those things which we take for granted -- most importantly peace, health and education – are not enjoyed by all;  indeed, they are a privilege for the very few […] perhaps we need to build our future on change and justice” --  Luca Attanasio, Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

COVID IN ETIOPIA

It’s been a year since that fateful day when patient #1 announced the arrival of COVID also in Italy. Our world has been turned upside down.  But one thing for us at GMA Naples has never changed:  we continue to support projects in one of the poorest areas of the world, and we do that, now more than ever, with your indispensable assistance !!

Our friend and colleague, Maria Boggian from GMA Montagnana, has just returned from  Ethiopia. She writes us that life there is following its normal rhythms albeit with increased poverty following the healthcare, economic, and social crises.   In particular, let us remember that, once again, we are in a privileged position:  while here in Italy the vaccination program has already begun, in the poorer countries it’s not even being discussed.  link

 

 

 

OUR PROJECTS...

 

… our work has never stopped!!! The bishop of Hosanna writes to us that the works on the Foster Home for Girls “Bruh Alem – in memory of Bianca d’Aponte” continues at a fast pace.  The girls are well and soon they will be able to wash themselves in real showers… cold showers, of course, but that doesn’t matter.  Thanks to our donors, to the Aponte family, and to the AMR association for having provided a roof, safety, education, and the warmth of a family environment to the 25 dear young girls.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

 

 

EASTER IS COMING, TIME FOR REBIRTH

 

How can you help make this Easter a special one?  Choose one of the campaigns we’re suggesting you participate in, encourage your friends to participate too, and be proud of the good work you do!

 

WE PLANT A TREE...

...WE GIVE A LIFE

 

 

The tree you see in the photo is a Sycamore, a plant considered to be holy by the Oromo people and which provides shade for the elderly, students, and children who gather there.   Every tree -- carob,  moringa, papaya, etc… -- can contribute to the reforestation of the arid and fruitless territories for the people.  You too can plant a tree.  With only 5Euro you can make a lasting contribution.

 

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ONE MEAL A DAY

 

Covid in Ethiopia has further accentuated malnutrition, creating a widespread food emergency. GMA Naples acted quickly by sending funds to provide meals for approximately 500 families in Shashamane living under dire conditions.  Our goal is to continue to support the most vulnerable among the population:  namely, women (head of household) and their children.

HELP US TO DONATE A MEAL!

 

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HEALTHCARE EMERGENCY FUND

 

Everyone should have the right to basic healthcare!

 

This campaign aims to create a healthcare fund for Shashamane, to cover the costs of vaccines and their refrigeration requirements in order to combat Covid, malaria, measles, and other such diseases.  With your generous donations we hope to support the training of healthcare workers, which number only 1 for every 1000 inhabitants in Ethiopia.

 

DONATE NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLIDARITY EASTER EGGS

 

Let’s donate food and joy during the Easter holidays by purchasing chocolate Easter Eggs (just 10Euro for each 350gr chocolate egg from “Oliviero”, and with a little bit extra it can be shipped directly to your home).   Let’s show our support for the women and their children in the Shashamane prison where the women participate in a job training program which GMA Naples has been carrying out for many years in South Ethiopia.

 

 

 

ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE MEMBERS

 

Keep up-to-date on our activities!  On Friday 5 March 2021 at 18:00 we will hold our usual “Ordinary General Assembly of the Members” meeting in which the 2021 budget will be approved.   To participate as an auditor, we have planned a live session on Facebook which you can access on our GMA Napoli website:  www.gmanapoli.org
Please join us!!!

 

 

 

 

"Only a change in the attitude of the individual can initiate a change in the psychology of the community, of the nation. Everything begins with the individual"

(Carl Gustav Jung)