Our Children, Our Future

10 November, 2015 Palestine, Education
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Together with pioneering students, teachers and CFTA’s educators; the project develops educational games that feed into the curriculum to help students with sever educational challenges receive class lessons in a simplified way that is more interesting to them.

Education is the bright future of any given society; more so is for Palestinians. The proposed project aims to improve the quality of education for school children in the Gaza Strip, primarily through the development of alternative teaching methodologies and tools, extracurricular activities, psychosocial support, and building on the individual skills of children to be the future agent of change. This includes activities with families, community members, parents, school teachers, educators, and other children. Providing the tools and knowledge to schools and their staff to make learning more attractive and can facilitate improved education in the longer term. To effectively address the root causes of poor academic achievements of school children, psychosocial support intervention with families is needed to improve the overall psychosocial well-being of school children, which can, in return, help better their school performance.


The curriculums is simplified through interactive videos and illustrators to help students get the educational support they need.

This project provides psychological services for to the children in select schools. IDRF’s local partner in Palestine, The Culture & Free Thought Association (CFTA) invites the parents of the children through monthly meetings to discuss progress and achievements.

Extracurricular activities are organized where CFTA teachers and mothers of the children take the groups to trips when required. Sports, creative writing, and drama as therapy activities are implemented with students in schools or at CFTA centers.

This project will contribute to the improvement of the quality of education and enhancing the achievement of 400 school students experiencing challenges. The project has 3 different levels of intervention
Remedial classes for those achieving below 65% in school:
  • Child-led academic research in coordination with Al-Azhar University and Palestine University in Gaza
  • Living future careers, guiding them to work by spending days with professionals and learning about the job
Psychological support to the enrolled children
  • Using expressive art, drama as therapy
  • Individual counselling, group counselling, and referrals
  • Extracurricular activities as stress relief (field trips
Art for education and advocacy through child-led activities
  • Helping empower and build confidence by providing the opportunity to participate publicly through their art production
  • Includes life skills training, leadership, creative writing, and child led advocacy


$185 supports a child for a period of one year – providing them with psychosocial support, field outings, therapy and career assistance.

Note: At IDRF we are committed to managing your funds and being accountable to you as our donors with full transparency. To do this, we are committed to ensuring that the funds you have selected are designated to the appropriate country. In the event IDRF receives funds that cannot be designated to the country selected, then please know that the funds will be redirected to support other vulnerable communities that are in urgent need.

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