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
  • 16 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 377 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 40 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 102 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 37 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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.
  • 401 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 699 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 27 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 3,687 parents and caregivers learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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.
  • 182 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 146 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 2 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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.
  • 60 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,488 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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