Education, Trauma Rehabilitation Centre for Children in Gaza

Education for children in Gaza

IDRF is continuing to provide children and youth with Education and quality psychological support in order to combat trauma that exists for vulnerable children living in conflict.

The Situation

A study conducted in 2020, before the latest conflict, found that 53.5 percent of children in Gaza were suffering from PTSD. Nearly 90 percent had experienced personal trauma.

And over 60 percent of households in the Gaza Strip are moderately or severely food insecure.

More recently, in May of 2021, many terrified civilians began saying their final goodbyes to family members and friends during the 11-day onslaught, fearing they would die in one of the heaviest attacks on the Palestinian enclave ever.

The ongoing war has caused severe trauma in civilians and children being most vulnerable.

 

Our Response

IDRF aims to provide academic and psychological support to children in Gaza by accomplishing these goals;

  • Establishing a permanent IDRF space for education and trauma offering psychological support for children in Gaza. The approach will merge traditional education methods and Montessori education.
  • Providing a space for learning and mental support not just for children but for the mothers of those children as well
  • Providing food support in form of parcels and vouchers to Gaza’s neglected families so that students do not have to choose between psychological support or their next meal.

250 households
x 2 months

How you can help

Your donations allow us to provide children with a wide variety of structured educational programming at the Child Center in Gaza. Participants have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of activities, courses, and workshops in visual arts, science, information technology (IT) and literacy.

$500

will contribute to providing psychological support for children in Gaza.

$2500

will contribute to providing psychological support for children in Gaza.

$5000

will contribute to providing psychological support for children in Gaza.