In Central Nablus, as in other parts of the West Bank, there are many barriers to getting a good education. It is difficult for students, parents, and school faculty and staff to be engaged in the education process. Old and overcrowded buildings and inadequate equipment are partly to blame. A lack of teacher training makes things even more challenging.
Extracurricular activities are nonexistent, and students lack a sense of belonging. The illiteracy rate in some areas is higher than 10%, and there is little community participation in school life.
The health care situation in Central Nablus is critical. A lack of awareness about proper nutrition and childcare practices negatively affects children’s health in particular. Access to clean, safe water is limited, and children are especially prone to infections and waterborne diseases. Further complicating the situation is the lack of access to health care facilities.
Earning a living in Central Nablus is challenging in many ways. Farming is the main source of income, yet families struggle to thrive. Many families have endured the loss of jobs and income because of the political and economic situation.
Inadequate natural resources, a lack of access to markets and technical support, and limited marketing and farm management skills keep incomes low. Large amounts of land are in need of cultivation or reclamation but social and political constraints, along with a lack of capital and support systems, make it difficult to do so.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year:
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
To ensure parents in Central Nablus can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.
Central Nablus in Jerusalem, West Bank Gaza is in Phase 2
With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.
We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.
Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!