Frankie Dettori recently wonJockey ofthe Month. He gave half the prize of £2500.00 to Direct Aid for Africa.
Helping the sick and dying
One of Direct Aid for Africa’s priorities is to get Medical help to the sick and
provide hospice care for the dying
We are working hard to get KAVU clinic upgraded to hospital status.
Recently DAFA has confirmed it will be aiding the people of east Pokot in conjunction with Kibanda by giving them 5K euros for food supplies. They have been reduced to eating weeds and their own goats, the former of which needs to be boiled for two hours before being edible.
HUNGRY CHILDREN AT THE FEEDING STATION IN MALAWIWe have also contributed £2k for the renewal of an emergency food program for 200 children in Malawi (pictured above). We have given £5K to Camphill, Hermanus, South Africa to assist with the transportation of special needs children to and from school. Dafa have agreed in principle to help raise Kavu clinic to Hospital status. This will be one of DAFA’s largest projects costing in excess of £150k. At the moment they have one doctor working 24/7. After the upgrade the government will supply and pay 3 doctors and 3 nurses. We will keep the site updated with news of this great project. Thousands of pieces of furniture donated from schools in Suffolk area will soon be making their way to deprived schools in Zambia.
The e-learning centre, with the help of the South West College, has enriched the lives of the Zambian students and gives them new opportunities in life they’ve never had before!
As of January 2014 DAFA contributions to various projects has passed the £2,000,000 mark. On top of this almost $300,000 and 800,000 euro has gone to worthwhile causes.
After some really difficult medical situations it was decided that a permanent emergency medical fund was needed. Burnings, abuse, and many other afflictions will go untreated if money is not available.
Aoife and Grainne Montague visit DAFA projects.
On 22nd March 2013 Frank Mc Nelis will make the journey from St Ciaran’s College Ballygawley to a new nursery school that is almost complete in Mulenga Zambia by motorbike. The trip will take about 8 weeks through all types of terrain and extreme weather from the snow capped Alps to the Saharan desert, and take him through 20 countries over approx 10,000 miles.
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This visit to the various projects was very satisfying. Barney came back a very happy man! The e-learning project in conjunction with Omagh South West College is progressing really well. The sisters, after their visit to Omagh, are well versed in the project and DAFA’s funding will be spent wisely.
Hope Orphan Pre-School is in a township for the poorest of the poor.
DAFA provided 2000 for the basic repairs of the school building and general needs in 2012. Once again in 2013 DAFA provided £1000 for a feeding programme, books, and pencils. Thanks to these monumental changes in the town, the children can now have the beginnings of an education and at least one meal every day.
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Tom Queally, best known for being the jockey of Frankel, paid a visit to Zambia recently. Tom visited schools, hitched rides on trucks, and visited many of DAFAs projects. The racing community are doing an amazing job through DAFA in Zambia and other parts of Africa.
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