EAP Projects – Schools Programmes

Special Needs Students

I Can Projects – Comprehensive care for Special Needs Children & Adults in Palestine

There are many disabilities around the world, but Palestine specifically without surprise has the most cases of disabilities because of the occupation and continued siege. Based on the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 2017, more than 100,000 people in Palestine suffer from a disability and 44,000 of those live in the Gaza Strip.

In order to achieve a decent life for Special Needs Children following the Community Rehabilitation Matrix (CBR), the project will help reduce the educational, environmental, health, culture and economic barriers that Children with disabilities encounter in Palestine. EAP an experienced charity in supporting schools with children with special needs.

Special Needs Children in Palestine

The project will consist of 5 sectors to address the components of the CBR Matrix:

(1) Education is going to be addressed to ensure that people with disabilities are given their right for an education.

  1. Provide educational sponsorships (school fees – transportation) for Special Needs Children selected from all areas of Palestine.
  2. Adapt the Palestinian curriculum to meet the need of the pupils with different disabilities.

(2) The Physical environment for pupils with disabilities is going to be adapted through the following activities.

  1. Adapt the internal environment of the different centres for people with disabilities.
  2. Adapt the roads leading to the centres to ease the access of pupils with disabilities when going to their educational facilities.

(3) Economic empowerment through the following activities

  1. 200 Adults with disabilities will receive vocational training in the fields of furniture manufacturing, electricity, painting, embroidery, confectionery industry and detergent industry.
  2. Provide a financial assistance to start their own projects.
  3. Create a social solidarity fund to cover the continuous needs of people with disabilities, from the contributions of adults benefited from the micro – friendly projects.

Special Needs Children in Palestine - The Forgotten Issue of the disabled people in Palestine.

(4) Improve the mental and physical health of people with disabilities through the following activities.

  1. Supply centres with modern equipment, medicine and necessary medical aids (e.g. hearing aids, spare parts, batteries, wires).
  2. Conduct training for 100 specialist and cover their salaries during the implementation period of the project (rehabilitation sessions).
  3. Provide free rehabilitation sessions for 3000 persons with disabilities.

(5) Raise awareness and bridge the gap between persons with disabilities and the community with these following activities

  1. Implement awareness-raising sessions and workshops for 100 specialists working with people with disabilities.
  2. Implement awareness-raising sessions and workshops for 3000 people with disabilities.
  3. Implement awareness-raising sessions and workshops for 5000 people from the local community (families and NGO’s).

Over 50,000 people from Palestine governorates are expected to benefit from the project

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Project Rationale 

Problem: The deteriorating economic, health and educational conditions of people with disabilities in Palestine.

Solution Strategy: Intervene urgently to provide an integrated service for people with disabilities within a clear methodology based on the community-based rehabilitation matrix (CBR).

Beneficiaries –  Direct Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries Number of Beneficiaries Type of intervention
5000 Pupils with disabilities Educational Sponsorship
4000 Pupils with disabilities Curriculum Adaptation
5000 People with disabilities Partner’s Centre Adaptation
6000 People with disabilities Road Adaptation
1500 Adults with Disabilities Micro-Finance Project
6000 People with disabilities Social Solidarity Fund
6000 People with disabilities Supply partners with equipment
1000 Specialists Training and salaries
3000 People with disabilities Rehabilitation sessions
1000 Specialists Awareness- raising sessions and workshops.
3000 People with disabilities
10000 Families and NGO’s
51,500 Total Beneficiaries
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Projects outcomes

  • 2000 poor pupils with disabilities will be ensured an education in 2020
  • 2000 pupils with disabilities will be taught using the adapted curriculum.
  • Safe and effective indoor environment for 3000 people with disabilities in Palestine.
  • Safe and paved roads for 4,000 people with disabilities in Palestine.
  • 2000 adults with disabilities are trained and accessed to job opportunities.
  • A social solidarity fund to cover the continuous needs of people with disabilities is created.
  • Centres supplied with modern equipment, medicine and necessary medical aids.
  • 100 specialists are trained, and their salaries are covered during the implementation period of the project.
  • 3000 people with disabilities received medical care (rehabilitation sessions).
  • 6 workshops are held for parents on enhancing their role and active participation in the rehabilitation process of their children.
  • 100 specialists working with people with disabilities received awareness-raising sessions and workshops
  • 3000 people with disabilities received awareness-raising sessions and workshops.
  • 5000 people from the local community (families and NGO’s) received awareness-raising sessions and workshops.
  • The role of the Association in the field of rehabilitation and care of people with disabilities is boosted.

How you can help?

For just £360 a year or £30 a month, you can help cover the costs of providing bespoke educational programs in community training and education centers for special needs students.

You can also help by offering one salary for a teacher, including other basic teaching necessities.

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Other ways to Donate

There are a number of different ways you can donate to Education Aid For Palestinians.

Bank: Al Rayan Bank

Account name: Education Aid for Palestinians

Account number: 01290701

Sort code: 30-00-83

For International transfers:

SWIFT / BIC code* : ARAYGB22

IBAN: GB76ARAY30008301290701

77-79 Edgware Road, London, W2 2HZ

Please make cheque payable to Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP), include your name and address and send to:

Education Aid for Palestinians

817-818 Crown House

North Circular Road

London

NW10 7PN

£30 will help

the special needs children

and their teacher to have

a fulfilling and enriching life.

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