Educating And Inspiring The Children Of Gaza

schoolgirl, who attends our science club. It uses practical and entertaining teaching methods to help children find solutions to community issues.

“When I went to school the next day my teacher asked me to explain it tomy classmates. I got full marks [in science]. I want to be a scientist… to discover a drug for cancer. This will make me happy because I will be able to treat many people all over the
world.”

In 2019, Islamic Relief improved the learning environment at over 100 kindergartens and trained hundreds of teachers and principals. We ensured over 330 schools had clean water and offered counselling services for over 20,000 children. We also screened over 24,500 children for hearing and speech difficulties, giving hearing aids and specialist support to those who needed them.
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“I feel like a young scientist and this motivates me.”
“The first time I put my eye to a telescope, I didn’t want to close my eyes,” says Lamar. The 11-yearold lives in Gaza, where years of blockades and conflict have left more than half the population dependent on humanitarian aid. Schools in Gaza are typically overcrowded and ill equipped, but Islamic Relief’s educational clubs are unlocking the potential of vulnerable children. “There is no telescope at our school but we went on a trip to the university laboratory and were able to do scientific experiments,” explains the