With educational materials, art supplies, and professional Counselors, RI is combating the effects of childhood trauma and giving hope to 1,000+ kindergarteners from conflict-affected areas in Gaza.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A majority of young children are severely affected by ongoing violence in Gaza. Schools remain crucial for providing positive reinforcement to offset psychological trauma. However, due to extreme poverty, Gazan children attend kindergarten classes in over-crowded rooms, where a teacher can be responsible for over 40 kids, and stimulating educational materials are absent. In response, RI is giving hope to Kindergarteners, by providing safe and secure spaces for them to begin their education.
How will this project solve this problem?
RI will provide educational materials and psychosocial support to 25 kindergarten classrooms (1,000 children) in Beit Hanoun. Learning aids, posters, storybooks, and art supplies will be purchased from local retailers to stimulate the local economy.
Potential Long Term Impact
Early childhood is a critical stage in human development. By offering a safe alternative to conflict and therapeutic interventions at an early age, RI is addressing trauma-related problems that can greatly inhibit a child’s growth and development.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,165
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,165 . The original project funding goal was $16,400.