‘The Gift of Education’ – Global Minorities Alliance Winter Appeal 2021/2022

In 2021, Global Minorities Alliance was approached by a local primary headteacher from the city of Sahiwal, in Pakistan with a request to support the needy school children who were struggling to pay for their school fees.

The parents of these children come from poor daily labourers whose livelihood was hit by the global pandemic. Some of parents come from brick kiln background where children were born into debt by their parents. 

Education for most of the children become a distant dream! 

With this request to support these children, Global Minorities Alliance, set up Ida and Franz Welmann Education Fund which aims to provide scholarship to school children in Pakistan and Kenya. With financial support from GMA supporters, the charity was able to support most needy children from the school. This year, GMA has paid the full academic year of these children which were identified by their teachers. 

“I do not have parents. I live with my grandparents who do not have enough money to support my studies. I want to study to support my grandparents and have a successful life” – Minha, One of the recipients of Ida and Franz Welmann Fund

GMA has bought this gift of education for these children who are keen to excel in their studies, despite having financial struggles in life, these children continue to study to change their circumstances. The fund will be extended to slum children in Kibera Kenya next year which has on-going partnership with GMA. 

GMA is thankful for any support and contributions to help make a difference in lives of these Children through your gift. 

Be part of someone’s dream!  For every £60 raised, another child’s education is secured for a year. 

Find out more about The Gift of Education campaign here: https://www.globalminorities.co.uk/education-fund

Global Minorities Alliance Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/No2Persecution

Gender Development Project in Pakistan. Message of Support from our Patron – Alan McIntyre

Global Minorities Alliance’s patron, Alan McIntyre has shared a message of support to our gender development project in Pakistan.

The on-going sewing project in Pakistan has already reached out local village community. The first cohort of village women and girls have successfully completed the first sewing session.

Have a look at the video and please share and support our message if you can. Thank you

Letter to the Health Secretary

We have written to the Health Scretary to call on him to take steps to allieviate the hightened risk that the Coronavirus poses on BAME communities. The letter was also shared with our local MP and MSP.

Update: Since posting the letter, Public Health England (PHE) has published  “COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes” which includes statistics on BAME communities. However, the analysis is mainly based on summary statistics and graphs and it completely lacks any recommedations to address the hightened risks BAME communities face. GMA would not recognise the PHE report as a substitute for the promised review and still expects the Health Secretary to provide a more detailed review that includes cross-sectional analysis as well as steps to protect our BAME communities better. 

2020.02.06 GMA Letter to the Health Secretary-page-001