Summer Camp in Northern Gaza - Integrating children with disabilities in the community

BETTER SUMMER - ALL TOGETHER!

The Summer Camp creates a positive environment where children with and without disabilities can forget about their war traumas and have fun together.

Project Description

Fast Facts

Total amount: EUR 30,000 (2011)
Start date: June 15, 2011
Duration: 2 months each summer from 2011-2014
Beneficiaries: 900 children (20-25% are children with disabilities)
Partners: Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) and Jabalia Rehabilitation Society (JRS)

Main outcomes:

  • dotSchool performances of the targeted children have improved.
  • dotThe children's attitudes have changed to be more positive.
  • dotChildren with disabilities have been integrated with the other children.
  • dotChildren have the needed skills and better attitudes to deal with other children with disabilities.

Caritas Germany and War Child Holland have each provided EUR 10,000 for DanChurchAid to help create a more positive environment for children with and without disabilities who suffer from war trauma. 

The Summer Camp helps 900 children living with their families in frontline war communities in Northern Gaza.

The children joining the Summer Camp participate in a range of social and creative activities.

Children with and without disabilities meet and play, which promotes the integration of the disabled children in the community and changes the children's attitudes to be more positive.

The project involves important actors in the children’s everyday lives, e.g. their parents, relatives, teachers, social workers, community leaders and psychological professionals.


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