Clean Water for Children with Disabilities in Gaza

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Help build a water treatment unit for children with visual disabilities at a UN school in Gaza! The Middle East Children's Alliance( MECA) provides clean drinking water for tens of thousands of children at schools and kindergartens in Gaza. MECA partners with the UN, & the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired ( RCVI) do not have a system to provide clean drinking water for 477 children receiving educational and rehabilitation services. Help build a water system today!

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There is a growing water crisis in Palestine that affects agriculture, industry, & the health of virtually every adult & child. In the Gaza Strip, poor sanitation and over-extraction have polluted the limited water supply. In the West Bank and Gaza, the Israeli Occupation systematically denies Palestinian adequate quality & quantities of water. Palestinian communities inside the state of Israel have less access to water than their Jewish counterparts.


In September 2009, the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) launched the Maia Project (Arabic for "water") to provide Palestinian children with clean, safe drinking water.MECA is working in partnership with the United Nations and community organizations in Gaza to build water purification and desalination units in schools throughout the Gaza Strip. We have provided clean water to 16 large UN schools in Palestinian refugee camps and to 22 kindergartens in refugee camps, towns, and villages.

Long-Term Impact

477 children with visual disabilities will have have safe, clean drinking water. Water borne disease is rampant throughout Gaza, and children are the most vulnerable. 48% of Gaza's population is 14 or younger. Anew water system will provide long term access to clean drinking water. MECA builds and maintains the unit for one year, provides education around the system and the water crisis, and then in agreement with the UN, the UN maintains the water system permanently.


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Webpage for Maia project
Informational Packet
Why the Maia Project Matters

Organization Information

Middle East Children's Alliance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MECAforPeace
Project Leader:
Danny Muller
IT Coordinator
Berkeley, CA United States

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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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