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Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real

by Rebuilding Alliance
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real
Al Aqaba Kindergarten: Haj Sami's Dreams Made Real

Summary

In 2002, Israel's Army promised to stop their live-fire training in the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba so Mayor Haj Sami Sadeq invited villagers to come home. Rebuilding Alliance helped him build the Al Haq Kindergarten, the beating heart of this village. Please continue Mayor Haj Sami's legacy: give 150 kindergarteners a great education & healthy breakfast! Add speech therapy & music lessons at the Ibn Rush'd Library and launch Haj Sami's bookmobile for children throughout the Jordan Valley.

$101,490
total goal
$25,288
remaining
425
donors
9
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
10
years

Challenge

Mayor Haj Sami's kindergarten brings children from Al Aqaba & nearby towns to learn in a wonderful school with experienced teachers. In 2008, when Israel's High Court ruled 'for the time being, the center of the village will remain standing', Mayor Haj Sami made this the first Palestinian village in Area C to issue its own building permits. Covid-19 created a financial crisis, as villagers w/o jobs cannot afford tuition. Ensuring the kindergarten's viability is more important than ever.

Solution

Help Al Haq Kindergarten open in August, assuring teachers a living wage and employing moms to bake breakfasts for 150 children, just as Haj Sami wanted. The kindergarten gives the village stability to sail through any storms ahead but his passing may put his model Area C village at risk again. Your support gives you a vested interest in the kindergarten, so please be ready to call your Senators and Representative to ask them to intervene if Al Aqaba is ever threatened. Haj Sami showed us how.

Long-Term Impact

In 1972, when Mayor Haj Sami was 16 years old, he was hit by three bullets fired by an Israeli soldier during a training exercise. In his long recuperation, as he learned to manage as a paraplegic, he decided that no one, neither Palestinian nor Israeli, should ever suffer this fate. His first priority has always been to keep the children and his village safe, as he led all to stand up for their human rights with honesty, kindness, creativity, and perseverance. This is his wonderful legacy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

Organization Information

Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Redwood City, CA - USA
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Twitter: @RebuildAll
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Redwood City, California United States
$76,202 raised of $101,490 goal
 
966 donations
$25,288 to go
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