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. 

  • 11 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 15,567 children participated in campaigns aimed to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 21 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 28 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 9 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 9,967 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 831 children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 10 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
    100 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 300 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 4 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 892 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 3,225 adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 232 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 31 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 500 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 7 clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 73 youth are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
    80 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 121 people, including 100 youth, received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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