Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Working With Children in Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 7 child protection campaigns were led by children and youth
  • 117 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
  • 32 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 25 children and youth are involved in child protection processes in their community
  • 12 service learning projects were planned in collaboration with community members and local government

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 7,684 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 14,603 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 175 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 1,129 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 14,120 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Jerusalem West Bank Gaza ( JWG), in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 63 kids and youth completed one of our life skills courses
  • 40 group leaders were trained to run our parenting programme
  • 3,136 children are participating in extra-curricular activities
  • 156 community events about early education and parenting took place
  • 1,129 parents completed our group parenting sessions on child health, protection, and early education

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 101 adults and kids went to our training on what to do and how to protect themselves when a disaster strikes
  • 9 local organizations were trained to run a program teaching life skills to youth
  • 22 group discussions were held for caregivers of children

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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