Support for 200 highly vulnerable children in Gaza
Just to give you an idea – in case you didn’t know already, this is Gaza. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: “Gaza Strip, Arabic Qiṭāʿ Ghazzah, Hebrew Reẓuʿat ʿAzza, territory occupying 140 square miles (363 square km) along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula. The Gaza Strip is unusual in being a densely settled area not recognized as a de jure part of any extant country.”
The aim was to help them effectively cope with ongoing trauma and reintegrate into mainstream education.
Between November 2022 and May 2023, and with the generous support of people like you and a grant from the Nelson Family Foundation, the Canaan Institute for New Pedagogy’s project successfully provided supplementary education and dedicated psychosocial support to 200 highly vulnerable children.
The Canaan Institute took a comprehensive approach by involving local schools, communities, and parents to address the stigma surrounding trauma.
Efforts included raising awareness of trauma symptoms and understanding the impact of chronic trauma on children’s behavior and resilience.
The project collaborated with two grassroots partner organizations: The Association of Buds of Hope and Love in Al Maghazi, Middle Gaza, and the Hai Salatin Association for Social Development in Beit Lahia, Northern Gaza.
Each organization targeted 100 of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in their respective areas.
More details to follow.
We feel it’s important to share with you the numbers, process, impact, partners, and other information so you can know where your money is going, what it is doing, and how it is impacting the lives of children in Gaza.
Stay tuned for more.