Mike Whitehead


FONSA is a Charitable Trust created to help the people of Nablus and surrounding areas who are suffering the effects of occupation. Nablus is the most important city in the West Bank and was the cultural and commercial capital of Palestine. Businesses and education have been severely affected. With high unemployment and endemic poverty, many families cannot afford education for their children. Nablus is home to An Najah National University which is the largest university in the West Bank and has other education centres. We support students, projects and developments which can help the people of Nablus to build on their thirst for education and develop their livelihoods.

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Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association

Mike Whitehead

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Thank you to everyone - we completed our fundraising and have successfully raised sufficient funds to enable the project to go ahead.

The training has been completed and will be followed by an evaluation of the benefits for the children of Nablus.

Thanks again for your support.

Mike Whitehead
On behalf of Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association


Children in Nablus have suffered from years of military occupation.  Many of them are traumatised but we can help.

Dr Ian Barron of the University of Dundee is training school counsellors in Nablus to use effective techniques to provide practical assistance.

Dr Barron's time and other elements have been donated but we still need to raise £2,200 to cover the remaining costs.

Training will be delivered as soon as circumstances allow and will be followed by a period of evaluation to ensure that the project is as effective as previous ones.

Mike Whitehead
(on behalf of the DNTA committee)

Funds you donate will be collected by VIrgin Money Giving.  They will reclaim Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer and transfer them to FONSA - a charity dedicated to helping the people of Nablus and Surrounding areas. FONSA is our charity partner who will ensure the funds are used as intended in Nablus.

Recent donors




11.03.16 So important to help reduce the traumatising effects of growing up in the present situation in Palestine




05.02.16 Best wishes with this admirable project. I am an ex colleague of Ian's and know that this project will be well researched and evaluated. MT



26.01.16 Excellent

30.12.15 This is my winter fuel allowance and a bit more


05.12.15 I heard of the invaluable work undertaken by FONSA at a Dundee-Nablus Twinning Assoc event recently and am so impressed by what is being done. I wish I could donate more right now and I certainly intend to in January


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