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Gaza: Schools project


Who will benefit?

4,400 schoolchildren and their teachers will benefit from improved school facilities.

490 mothers and carers will receive hygiene training.

Education is key to a better future. That's why, with your support, we will be working with communities in four areas of Gaza to improve conditions in four kindergartens and three schools.

In Gaza, 56% of the population is under 18. With extremely limited resources, schools and kindergartens struggle to cope. Israel's 22-day offensive in 2008 has worsened the situation by leaving many schools damaged or completely destroyed. Today, the schools that are still standing have become hugely overcrowded, unsafe and unhygienic. With your support, Oxfam can repair schools and their water supplies, promote hygiene and create play areas, helping children to learn in a healthy and safe environment.

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About the project

Oxfam has improved water, sanitation and hygiene in schools in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 2002. As part of our wider public health work in Gaza, we are working with communities in Gaza City, Khan Younis, Rafah and the north to repair water and sanitation systems, promote good hygiene practices, repair damaged school buildings and provide play areas for children.

How we are helping

Since we've started working with Oxfam on this project our children are turning up much cleaner for school. We used to have children with lice and wearing dirty clothes. Now they are taking their cleanliness very seriously and encouraging their families to follow suit.

    Firyal Faraj, Al Sanabel Al Khadra kindergarten manager

Project aims

  • Create environments more conducive to learning.

  • Improve health and hygiene in schools and communities, through better water and sanitation infrastructure and enhanced hygiene practices.

  • Ensure the sustainability of the water systems, by providing schools and kindergartens with the training and equipment needed to maintain the facilities.

Supply a locally made fishing boat and net - £1,000Provide 3,000 sapling fruit and timber trees - £5,700

Inspired to make a difference?

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By giving directly to this project you can be sure you are transforming people's lives. All of the money you give will go towards helping improve conditions for children in Gaza's schools. Get in touch to find out how you can help.

(if applicable)

Individual donors:

Chelsea Birkby -
01865 472832

Trusts and Foundations:

Julian Kosh - 
01865 472458


Inma Andres -
01865 473445

If you're based in Scotland:

Angus Nelson -
0141 285 8863

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