Help Gaza Kindergartens Heal

by United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. Vetted since 2015

Summary

Children living under siege in the Gaza Strip have seen repeated military assaults, causing the death of loved ones and the destruction of familiar surroundings. The effects of the trauma they experience can last into adulthood, hindering their ability to cope with the challenges of living under occupation. This program will build a trauma-informed system of care in 20 new kindergartens in Gaza, which will provide a cushion of support for each suffering child.

$20,000
total goal
$12,475
remaining
76
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Many international NGOs and community-based non-profits strive to address the complex needs of Gaza's residents. Some of the most challenging needs to identify and address are mental health needs of children and families traumatized by war. Ongoing blockade and periodic Israeli bombardments create uncertainty and increase the complexity of these needs, necessitating the development of programs that educate and build awareness, such as a trauma-informed system of care.

Solution

The next step is to roll the program out to 20 Gaza kindergartens. UPA has trained six mental health practitioners to build a trauma-informed system of care in Gaza. They will educate teachers and parents at these 20 schools about the effects of ongoing trauma and provide them with tools and techniques they can use to minimize these effects in themselves and their children.

Long-Term Impact

The overarching objective of the program is to boost the Gaza mental health sector, build a trauma-informed system of care, and reduce the stigma around mental health issues so trauma can be addressed in a constructive way.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.helpupa.org
UPA Healing Through Feeling program
Bios of Healing Through Feeling Staff

Organization Information

United Palestinian Appeal, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.helpupa.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @UPAConnect
Project Leader:
Deena Faruki
Director of Fundraising
Washington, DC United States
$7,525 raised of $20,000 goal
 
101 donations
$12,475 to go
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