World Emergency Relief, a UK registered charity, is working with local partners in over 25 countries to bring hope and practical help to those in need.
“Poverty kills one child every three seconds.”
WER recognises that poverty is an economic emergency that adversely affects millions around the world, leaving many children with little hope for their future.
Through their work they are helping to bring hope for the future to children, their families, and communities.
WER requires a short fundraising film shot in a documentary style showcasing their work in Zambia in collaboration with the Prison fellowship. They have fortunately secured funds for filming on location but now need to find sponsorship to cover post production costs.
The primary objective of this film is to be used for fundraising through screenings at fundraising events/corporate presentations/ online and dvd distribution to current and potential donors.
WER needs £2400 to enable them to produce the film.
The Angel Tree Programme:
The Angel Tree Programme (ATP) is an annual programme reaching out to families of prisoners and mothers and children in prison.
Children in prison across Africa are often there through no fault of their own, many accompanying their mothers and living in the most appalling conditions without adequate food or hygiene.
The ATP provides a way of making Christmas come alive for children in prison and children of prisoners and ex-prisoners who are shunned within their own community.
Volunteers of PFZ and local churches contribute to this initiative every year by collecting donated gifts and distributing them to children in need. Often these donations are very small and can only impact a limited number of children.
The latest ATP impacted 100 children aged between 3-14 years. Volunteers took them to a shoe shop to have a pair of shoes of their own choice. This was something that most of the children had never done in their lifetime.
PFZ also remembers the needs of the children living in prison and provides a gift to their mothers.
"In prison, mothers with children couldn't resist tears of joy as they received toiletries, sugar and food" (Prison Fellowship Zambia).
In 2006, WER provided school fees to enable 25 children to attend school, and has also funded food and clothes for children affected by the imprisonment of a parent.