The Seeds of Peace community in Gaza—youth leaders, young professionals, educators and community leaders—have come together to establish, support and grow the Shijaeya Community Project (SCP) in Gaza City.
Launched as a response to the escalation in violence in and around Gaza, during the summer of 2014, the SCP works with more than 200 students on a weekly basis, providing out-of-school sessions for youth who only attend school for half-day sessions due to overcrowding.
The project, based in the Shijaeya neighborhood, provides these students with access to important skills including literacy, English language, self-expression and communication, and instills values of coexistence, cooperation, pluralism, and civic engagement. To ensure these community-building values reach beyond the classroom, the SCP holds evening sessions for approximately 70 parents on skills related to child care specific to their needs, such as coping with trauma and youth empowerment.
The Project's supporters have set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to further build upon the local program, and with your help they hope to exceed this goal. Your contribution will directly support the SCP, and help us ensure that it continues to have a meaningful impact in Gaza at this time.
To learn more about Seed of Peace's work in Gaza, contact Mohammed Isleem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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