Education lies at the core of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Under this agenda, education is identified as the fourth global priority reaffirming inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. In Gaza, access to quality education in a safe, child-friendly environment remains challenged by economic, political and social barriers. In addition to these barriers, low academic achievement is attributed to poor quality education administered in schools and limited availability of tailored learning opportunities. With such poor conditions, retention rates in schools across Gaza continue to fluctuate. Additional challenges in Gaza overwhelmingly include high levels of poverty, inadequate living conditions, and continuous power outages.
This year, IDRF in partnership with the A. M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) provided 7,600 children and youth with the opportunity to participate in a variety of structured educational programming at the Child Center in Gaza. Participants had the opportunity to enroll in a variety of activities, courses, and workshops in visual arts, science, information technology (IT) and literacy. IDRF also supported the development of the science, art and IT labs at the Child Center by providing improved learning spaces and educational learning materials to over 11,000 Child Center subscribers.
A donation made towards this project will support educational programming at the Child Center by providing a variety of extracurricular activities for children and youth to participate in and by providing improved learning spaces, materials, and resources. Your donation will also help improve access to the Child Center for children and youth most in need by providing free transportation to and from the center.