Education for children in Gaza

Education for children in Gaza

IDRF is continuing to provide children and youth with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of structured educational programming at the Child Center in Gaza.

The Situation

Education is identified as the fourth global priority in order to create sustainable development for all. In Gaza, access to quality education in a safe, child-friendly environment is challenged by economic, political and social barriers.

According to both the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the final results of the Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2017, children (under 18) in the Gaza Strip make up approximately half of the population (48%). Three vicious attacks in 2008-2009, 2012 and 2014 caused severe damage to houses, schools, libraries and kindergartens.

Children continue to be physically and psychologically affected. Adding to this volatile and insecure context are exceptionally high levels of poverty across the Gaza Strip. According to the PCBS, 53% of families in Gaza in 2017 suffer from poverty while 34% suffer from extreme poverty adversely affecting access to education and cultural and recreational activities.

Our Response

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

  • To sustain and improve the quality of cultural, reading, science, IT, and artistic services for 4,910 direct and 10,000 indirect project beneficiaries.
  • To improve the reading and writing habits for 10,000 child members and library subscribers across the Palestinian society in Gaza.
  • To improve the creativity and appreciation of the visual arts for 140 children through developing their artistic skills and providing space for art production.
  • To promote science literacy for 1,700 children through providing space for science experimentation, observation and conclusion.
  • To further develop the cognitive and technical abilities of 410 children in computer use and technology.
  • Increase access to the CCG and its services for 2,500 children outside Gaza city by providing transportation to and from the CCG.

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.

    $75

    Help one student

    Support educational programming, extracurricular activities, improved learning spaces, materials and resources as well as providing free transportation to and from the centre.

    $150

    Help two students

    Support educational programming, extracurricular activities, improved learning spaces, materials and resources as well as providing free transportation to and from the centre.

    $225

    Help three students

    Support educational programming, extracurricular activities, improved learning spaces, materials and resources as well as providing free transportation to and from the centre.