Children
 Palestine
Project #11281

Gaza Tutoring Program for children in most need

by KinderUSA

Summary

KinderUSA's tutoring program provides middle-schoolers with personalized instruction from local university students supervised by a professor. With no public schools in Gaza, children rely on a small number of overcrowded UN-administered schools. Our program focuses on the most at risk of dropping out: those from families of 5+ children, living on less than $2/day, with illiterate caregivers, and who are struggling with core subjects. Every year, we have expanded this highly demanded program.
$5,645
total raised
56
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

The lack of school facilities in Gaza forces existing schools to run double and even triple shifts of overcrowded classes, of sometimes more than 50 students. The blockade prevents construction of new schools or the repair of the 15% of existing schools damaged in conflict. With the large number of students in each class, it is very difficult for students to participate in the classroom or comprehend the instruction. Extreme poverty in Gaza exacerbates these problems for the most vulnerable.

Solution

By putting the children in groups of ten, the professor and the tutors are able to interact with them individually. This means they can identify where the students is having problems and work with them a step at a time to resolve those problems. Once their deficiencies are shored up, the students have a much better chance of benefiting from the instruction in the large classes. Also, sometimes problems have emotional roots and a little bit of personal attention can make all the difference.

Long-Term Impact

Helping these children get a handle on the core subjects in middle school greatly reduces the risk of them dropping out of school. By helping to keep many of these 100 children in school, we are helping to both build for the future, and preventing the community harm that often follows under-education. Connecting these children with local university students also provides them positive role models, while supporting those students to become leaders in the community more immediately.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

KinderUSA

Location: Dallas, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.kinderusa.org
KinderUSA
Project Leader:
Dalell Mohmed
Dallas, TX United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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