We congratulate our colleague, Majeda al-Saqqa, from our partner organization, The Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA), for being awarded the Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit). This prestigious award was given to Majeda by French President, Francois Hollande, in honour of her tremendous humanitarian work in the Gaza Strip.
Majeda has worked in the Gaza Strip for over 25 years and along with the CFTA, she has steadfastly supported humanitarian projects in Palestine. For more than 8 years, IDRF has been proud to partner with CFTA on a wide range of health, relief, education, and development programs. Our most recent project, launched in 2014, provides education support in Khan Younis, offering Math, Arabic, English and Science remedial classes to over 600 children. In addition to this service, the camp also enhances the teaching capabilities of teachers and provides psychological supports for students to improve their academic performances by helping them overcome traumatic experiences.
We congratulate Majeda again on this great honour and look forward to continuing our work with her to provide assistance to the most vulnerable peoples of the Gaza Strip.
Photo Credit: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Regional Office Palestine