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08/04/2021

NEWSLETTER March 2021

 

Newsletter GMAnapoli - Marzo 2021

Let’s hope that this will really be an Easter of rebirth!  That’s our sincere wish for all of you, also on behalf of all “our” (yours and ours) children supported under Child Sponsorship, via the special Easter greetings which we have sent you by post.  We take this opportunity to thank our representatives at Shashamane and Hosanna, who are our eyes and our hands on the ground in this period of mandatory distancing and inability to travel. 

 

 

EASTER IS HERE, TIME OF REBIRTH

How can you help make this Easter a special one?  Here’s how:  Choose one of the campaigns that we’re offering you, share it with your friends, and be proud of the good work that you do!

 

Donate and contribute to:

LET’S PLANT A TREE…
…LET’S GIVE 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.

 

DONATE NOW

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!

 

DONATE NOW

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

For more information, follow us on www.gmanapoli.org
or write us at gmanapoli@gmail.com
or call: +39 081 8043778

 

EASTER EGGS ARE SOLD OUT!

Thanks to your generosity, we’ve sold our entire supply of chocolate Easter eggs, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the women who are detained in the Shashamane Prison. A special thanks to the parishioners of the Church of S. Maria di Costantinopoli who hosted us on 20 and 21 March and raised funds in support of the Foster Home “Bruh Alem” located in Hosanna – built in memory of Bianca d’Aponte.

 

“EAS” (development education) IN SCHOOLS

 

This month we celebrated World Anti-Racism Day (21 March). Together with the students of the “Don Milani” High School in Barra we organized two events, via web, for World Water Day (22 March) and to talk about Covid in Africa.
Thanks to the involved students and teachers who participated!

 

5 x 1000: YOUR SIGNATURE FOR A DREAM

 

Please remember to make your 5x1000 charitable contribution (at no cost to you) -- all it takes is a signature on your Italian tax declaration to allow us to achieve a dream.  What did we do with the 5x1000 funds assigned to us for 2018 and 2019?  We built new classrooms for “School 01”, and we even managed to furnish clean and potable water to the school. 

 

 

ARE WE REACHING YOU??

 We’re currently running a survey targeting all of our supporters to try and understand if our communications are efficient and are being disseminated as we would hope.  So we kindly ask you to participate by clicking on this link .  Please also feel free to tell us more about what you think of our communications via email to gmanapoli@gmail.com or by phone at +39 0818043778.

We’ve also sent out our Easter letters to our sponsors and donors, so please contact us if you haven’t received it.

“For this very particular Easter we would like to embrace all of you, in the sign of hope announced by the Resurrection.”

HAPPY EASTER