Safe Areas for Emergency Education (SAfEE) in the Gaza Strip

Project Id: 
Gaza-Safee
Summary: 

With partners Save the Children Sweden and the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, ROTA initiated the Safe Areas for Emergency Education initiative, with the main goals of providing 16 Safe Areas for Emergency Education (SAfEE) for schoolchildren

Since the redeployment of the Israeli military to the borders of Gaza in 2004, Palestinian villages located along the borders with Israel have become the targets of recurrent military operations. Most commonly targeted are the villages of Um Al Nasser, Bureij camp, Al Shoka and Qarara.
 
As a result of the recurrent invasions and threat of military actions, many children have not been able to regularly attend school. Most schools are organized with double shifts and children reach or return from school after sunset.  To protect their children, many parents often prevent them to walk to school or ask them to walk only during daylight. Consequently, many children spend most of their time at home without interacting with other children. This social deprivation and isolation from their peers brings forth negative consequences on the development of the children’s life skills, hindering their development

With partners Save the Children Sweden and the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, ROTA initiated the Safe Areas for Emergency Education initiative, with the main goals of providing 16 Safe Areas for Emergency Education (SAfEE) for schoolchildren in Um Al Nasser, Bureij, Qarara and Al Shoka, and training 48 newly graduated teachers in implementing the Palestinian National Curriculum.  The program ran for one year, ending in October 2009, with close to 2000 beneficiaries.
 

 

Project Facts

 

Implementing Period: 

1 November 2008 – 31 October 2009

 

Project Partners:

Save the Children Sweden (SCS)
 

Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR)

 

Objectives:

 

  • Provide 16 Safe Areas for Emergency Education (SAfEE) for schoolchildren in Um Al Nasser, Bureij, Qarara and Al Shoka in Gaza.

     
  • Ensure further education for 48 newly graduated teachers in implementing the Palestinian National Curriculum.

 

Expected Beneficiaries:

Direct beneficiaries:         1,920 (girls and boys between 10 to 14 years)

             48 trained teachers.

Indirect beneficiaries:       11,037 adults and children (parents, siblings of involved children, family members of newly graduated teachers), community members, formal teachers and members of Community Based Organisations (CBOs).

Start Date: 
Fri, 10/31/2008 - 21:30
End Date: 
Fri, 10/30/2009 - 21:30
Beneficiaries
Direct Beneficiaries: 
1,920 (girls and boys between 10 to 14 years) 48 trained teachers.
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