Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Working With Children in Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Daily violence is a reality for children in Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza communities. Amidst the conflicts, families struggle to make a living and children do their best to continue their education.

World Vision helps communities through projects that generate food and income, such as agricultural cooperatives, savings groups and small business support. Schools are equipped with new resources, such as science labs, computer resource centres, libraries and sports facilities. To address mental health concerns for orphaned and distressed children, safe spaces and summer camps are supported. By empowering children to overcome trauma, we encourage their hope and vision for the future.

Your impact in Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • We supported student council efforts to raise awareness in schools on child protection issues including school violence and absenteeism.
  • We created a manual for school counselors, social workers and teachers to educate students about online risks and safe practices
  • 97 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • Community Action Groups worked with government representatives and faith-based organizations to identify health needs in their communities and develop solutions.
  • 90 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 598 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • Language and math teachers participated in workshops to update their teaching skills and improve education for primary students.
  • 7 schools were upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 13 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • Young people participated in vocational education and an internship program to gain skills and experience in the labor market.
  • 168 youths and adults were equipped to earn increased income through apprenticeships, or vocational and business training
  • 159 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 51 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families

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