Tuesday 1 May 2018

Companions volunteer to help school kids in Africa


Formerly homeless people from Emmaus Dover have helped out at Operation Sunshine – a charity that supports vulnerable people in Africa.

Three of our companions joined other Operation Sunshine volunteers from across Kent in filling a massive 40 foot container full of items destined for schools in Zambia. Items loaded onto the container included clothes, medical equipment, bedding, educational supplies and gardening tools.

Operation Sunshine is a charity that provides basic provisions to young people in Zambia and Lesotho. Volunteers from Operation Sunshine collect items, raise funds and coordinate the transport of between four and six containers full of donated goods every year.

Operation Sunshine is based in Capel, between Dover and Folkestone, and has been helping communities in Africa for over thirty years. The organisation supports a number of projects in the field of education and also gives assistance in the health field.

Emmaus Dover supports formerly homeless people by offering a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. The concept of solidarity, helping others less fortunate than yourself, is also the central ethos of Emmaus and a motivation for the volunteers supporting Operation Sunshine.