Giving Education and Hope to Children in Gaza

by Relief International

Summary

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.
$5,165
total raised
61
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ri.org

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ri.org
Relief International
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 61 donors like you, a total of $5,165 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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