Brighten the Future of Gaza's Children

by Rebuilding Alliance Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Gaza families receive only 4 hours of electricity/day, making the simplest of tasks difficult particularly for children. Help send solar-powered lanterns through the blockade to children in Gaza so they can study and play safely when the power is out. We partner with Palestinian NGOs to distribute lights directly to families in need. 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
$16,600
remaining
1,106
donors
7
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

10 years of blockade on Gaza has resulted in widespread darkness with power only available for four hrs/ 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 6th pallet with a double shipment totaling 5860 solar lights for arrival early next year. Help reach our bold goal to send 60,000 solar lights in 2018 to Gaza's children in need.

Long-Term Impact

Sending a little light lets Palestinian children know that the world cares about their future. In Gaza, there's a special tradition during Ramadan to give children a 'fanous' lantern to help them realize their own light within. Let's extend that tradition to people the world over: We encourage families to shine a solar light in their homes to come to know the people of Gaza, and to connect with each other on social media through this program to build sustainable peace for all: #ItsTimeForLight

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Gaza electricity crisis sole power plant down 4/​16
UN Envoy urgest Palestinian Unity 4/​19
Charting a New Course in Gaza
More than 2Mil people facing massive outage Apr 18

Organization Information

Rebuilding Alliance

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

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