Sunshine began their work in Luxor in 1997 and became an Egyptian Association in 1999. Sunshine is now well known and has a lot of supporters but when it was first started by Pearl Smith and Dr. Amr Taha they had little funds and only a handful of children in rented accommodation in Television Street.
Now they have more than 80 children in their care and are moving from their old accommodation into a new purposely-built village complex in Luxor which should be completed before the end of 2008. Here the children can live in family units with a wide range of on-site facilities including a clinic. Sunshine have also bought some flats in central Luxor which will be used as half-way houses for those children who are about the leave the home to start their adult lives alone.
Pearl died from cancer in 2004 and Lorna Ford now runs the Luxor end of the project while Trustees and volunteers fund-raise in the UK. Like all charitable associations they are dependent of your donations and are fully deserving of your support.