Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Working With Children in Jerusalem. West Bank. Gaza

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

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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. 

  • 4,515 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 73 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 2 child friendly spaces are providing a safe place for children to play, learn and follow healthy routines
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 38 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 319 home visits were conducted for community-based management of acute malnutrition activities
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 211 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 8 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 1,691 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 134 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 147 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 14 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 200 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 3,000 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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