Eyeglasses for Gaza

Eyeglasses
for Gaza

Eyeglasses for Gaza

The Palestinian Information Medical Center reports close to 5,000 students being diagnosed with visual impairments. IDRF is providing children with certified optometry assessments and a pair of prescription eyeglasses for those diagnosed.

The Situation

The Palestinian Information Medical Center reports close to 5,000 students being diagnosed with visual impairments.

  • Early detection of eyesight problems is crucial to preventing vision loss and improving the overall health and well-being of individuals.

  • Poor and low-income households are unable to access certified optometry assessments for their children.

  • Many eye-related conditions only tend to worsen over time due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

    How you can help

    $50

    Help a child

    Certified optometry assessments

    $100

    Help a child

    A pair of prescription eyeglasses for individuals diagnosed with a visual impairment.

    The Impact

    children and youth provided with a pair of prescription eyeglasses

    Beneficiaries for this project have been selected in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education in Gaza.

    Education for Children in Gaza

    Education for children in Gaza

    Education for children in Gaza

    IDRF is continuing to provide 7,600 children and youth with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of structured educational programming at the Child Center in Gaza.

    The Situation

    Economic, political and social barriers have hindered access to safe and quality education in Gaza

      • This has been further aggravated by high poverty rates, inadequate living conditions and ongoing power outages.
      • A poor quality of education has contributed to low academic achievements among students.

    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.

      $250

      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.

      The Impact

      children

      • We are improving the centre’s science, art and IT labs. 
      • Over 11, 000 Child Center subscribers have access to improved learning spaces and educational learning material

      Trucking Safe Drinking Water to Schools in Gaza

      Safe drinking water for children in Gaza

      Safe drinking water for children in Gaza

      Across Gaza, sources of clean, potable water are extremely scarce. Over 97% of water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption. IDRF is trucking water to 35 schools to help the most vulnerable children.

      The Situation

      Across Gaza, sources of clean and safe drinking water are extremely scarce. The lack of clean and accessible water across Gaza is rapidly becoming a leading cause of preventable death.

          • Over 97% of water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption

          • Only 10% of Palestinians in Gaza have access to safe drinking water (UNOCHA) due to:

            • High levels of groundwater pollution through fertilizer usage

            • Wastewater seepage into main reservoir

            • High concentrations of chloride, nitrate and salinity in Gaza’s water, as reported by the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA)

          • 1.9 millions people are negatively affected by widespread water shortages, and rising needs of hygiene and sanitation.

          • 983,623 women and 991,428 children are exposed to numerous public health risks related to:

            • poor water quality

            • poor wastewater collection and treatment

            • lack of stormwater infrastructure

            • improper hygiene and sanitation practices

        How you can help

        With your generous donations, we are distributing water to many schools across Gaza. Thousands of students have access to fresh water through these schools. 

        $2,500

        Provide one school

        with enough water for 1 year.

        $5,000

        Provides two schools

        with enough water for 1 year

        The Impact

        schools across Gaza

        Daily

        Students