Thanks to all our friends and supporters, the funds collected during the Global Open Challenge will enable us to run our remedial education classes, which support students who are having difficulties at school. Preparations have begun on this important project which will start just as soon as the funds are received.
Currently, the older children at Karama are enjoying daily English classes and music lessons with our international volunteers. The rest of their time is spent working on a blog about Palestine and releasing their energy through the various sports activities that local volunteers organise for them. The younger children are learning and having fun in the creative and imaginative play activities organised by the international volunteers. They too enjoy practising their musical skills in the singing session which takes place at the end of each day.
The remedial lessons being prepared will target male and female UNRWA
school students who are identified by their test scores as being those
with the greatest risk of academic failure. We will provide them with
supplementary lessons, that aim to address the combined interaction
between education and psychosocial health, given the poor educational
environment and the trauma experienced by the children due to their life
under occupation. In particular, we aim to improve the test scores of the
participating students in the subjects of Arabic, English, Mathematics and
Science. Furthermore, we aim to address directly any observed psychosocial
issues and to improve the interaction among teachers and students through the program's small class sizes.
Currently, we are in contact with the UNRWA school staff to coordinate the practical aspects of the courses. Aside from these preparations however, we still have to wait for the funds to arrive!
Again a huge thank you to all our donors, supporters and friends! Without your help and support, we would not have the resources to carry out this remedial education project!