Corrie Foundation seeks funds to support Gaza children
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is proudly partnering with the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) and the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) for the third time to fund the Samira Project: Academic and Psychological Support for Gaza Kids in Rafah.
Organized by the Rafah branch of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), this project supports 180 economically disadvantaged and learning-disabled children age six to twelve, and their families, in Gaza who lack access to appropriate educational programs and psychological support.
This project, conducted from February 1 to June 7, 2018, costs just over $14,000 and RCF has committed to providing $2,000 in funding support-but we need your help!
- Developing children’s skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, increasing their ability to learn.
- Supporting children psychologically and socially to rebuild their conﬁdence.
- Attending to learning disabilities and working with children to reduce violent and disruptive behavior.
- Training families to better support their children with learning disabilities.
- Creating job opportunities for qualiﬁed professionals (special education teachers and a social worker) in this ﬁeld.
- $60 will pay for snacks for students for one month.
- $100 will buy art and paper supplies for one month.
- $120 will employ an activity coach (at 60%) for one month.
- $250 will employ 8 teachers for one month of the project.
- $300 will employ a Social Worker for one month of the project.
- $315 will pay for a Psychology trainer for 15 hours.
- $600 will pay for 180 students to take one recreational trip.
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