Back to School – Educational Aid For Palestinians (EAP)
Back to School – In September 2017, more than 1,250,000 students are back to school in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This seasonal project takes place during school and winter time.
Every September, thousands of Palestinians children in refugee camps have approached a new school year but their families are struggling to provide even their basic daily needs. At EAP we aim to provide aid for students so they are successfully supporting themselves, and their families.
This project will help address the following prevalent problems:
- The misconception of student’s education
Saving a child is typically associated with food and shelter, and never with education. Although, education is truly the way to mobilise and empower a society from the grassroots. We are constantly treating the symptoms, but not focusing on the root cause.
- The psychological toll on both the teachers and students
Since students are unable to go to school and receive an education, teachers are also losing their working opportunity. For this reason, we launched our back to school project where we aim to empower students and teachers with the appropriate environment to thrive in academically.
- Standing in solidarity to combat the chief social problem of ignorance and illiteracy
Palestinians are deliberately left illiterate and uneducated as these are the foundations of making any person, and nation, powerless. But through education, power can be regained.