Brighten the Future of Gaza's Children

by Rebuilding Alliance Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified

Summary

Help send solar-powered lanterns and Sun Boxes through the blockade to children in Gaza, so they can study and play safely when the power is out. The sun box is a system designed, connected, and charged with solar energy. It can charge a phone, small-laptop, and connect households to the internet. Little Sun TM is offering a 2-for-1 matching grant to send twice as many lights. Help empower Gaza's next generation, open the blockade, and bring hope to all.

$185,000
total goal
$6,233
remaining
1,150
donors
12
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

10 years of blockade on Gaza has resulted in widespread darkness with power only available for four hrs/ a day in rolling blackouts. 750,000 children are affected by electricity shortages and are forced to use kerosene lamps and candles, sometimes with horrific accidents. Life is put on hold when the sun goes down - studying is difficult and playing is unsafe. Imagine being a student and not having light to finish your homework, or a little child without a nightlight. Solar lights change this.

Solution

With your help, we are delivering thousands of solar-powered lights to children in Gaza so they can read and study. Rebuilding Alliance has been working with Non Governmental Organizations in Gaza since 2003. Pre-clearance through both Palestinian and Israeli Customs is secured before shipment. We will soon send our 7th pallet with a double shipment totaling 8600 solar lights for arrival this month or next. Help reach our bold goal to send 20,000 solar lights in 2018 to Gaza's children in need.

Long-Term Impact

Sending a little light is a first step, a small way to let Palestinian children know that you care what happens to them, about their future, a way to open a door. In Gaza, there's a special tradition during Ramadan to give children a 'fanous' lantern to help them realize their own light within. Help extend that tradition to people the world over. Please shine a light in your window on Wednesdays, share on social media #ItsTimeForLight, and reply to messages from Gaza students and families too.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Everyone is Abusing Us by Amira Hass, 8/​10/​18
UN Envoy urgest Palestinian Unity 4/​19
More than 2Mil people facing massive outage Apr 18

Organization Information

Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RebuildAll
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Burlingame, CA United States

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