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Gaza Children Receive TOMS Boots

by Anera

Mar 23, 2015

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Winter in Gaza is brutal, especially in poor rural communities where many children lack proper footwear. Five-year-old Ali Shaquora walked 30 minutes to school each day—wearing an old pair of sandals. Anera delivered TOMS shoes to his school in Gaza, and now Ali and his classmates have new, durable faux-fur lined boots to protect their…

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Helping Gaza Children Cope with Trauma

by Anera

Feb 13, 2015

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In the past five years, Gaza has experienced three wars with the most recent, in the summer of 2014, being the most dangerous and destructive. The bombs have stopped falling, but the process of healing wounds is ongoing. Through interactive and expressive activities, Anera is helping children cope with the things they experienced, allowing them…

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West Bank Farmers Share Knowledge Across Borders

Jan 29, 2015

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Water is a critical yet diminishing resource in the Middle East, and that poses serious challenges for the region’s farming community. I knew that Anera’s latest project, funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), to recycle run-off from Jenin’s wastewater treatment facility would be vital for some 200 farming families in need of better irrigation…

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Crisis in Gaza 2014: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Dec 2, 2014

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Thanks to a dedicated and generous community of donors, Anera’s Gaza staff was able to respond immediately to the bombings in Gaza. Anera is one of the few international organizations that consistently gets health care and humanitarian relief supplies into Gaza. Since our Gaza office opened in 1984, Anera has built or renovated infrastructure, linked Gazan…

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Investing in Palestinian Women, Strengthening Palestinian Communities

by Anera

Oct 22, 2014

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Lasting change occurs when mothers and female leaders are engaged. When women have access to educational and economic opportunities, they invest in their families and communities. This investment, in turn, strengthens an entire society. In this video we hear from women who are empowered by Anera projects, women who lead our partner organizations, and women…

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Education for Palestinian Children

by Anera

Sep 29, 2014

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Anera is investing in upgrading preschools, training teachers, producing resources, and addressing wider issues by leading the way in developing a national early childhood development strategy in the West Bank and Gaza. Thanks to contributions from individuals and educational foundations around the world, we repair and improve school infrastructure to create safe learning environments. We…

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Two West Bank Preschools Become Vibrant Learning Spaces

by Anera

Feb 18, 2014

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The majority of Palestinian preschools in the West Bank and Gaza are inadequate environments for the care and education of children. Many schools were not initially designed to be childcare and education centers, and are instead last-minute additions to community centers and mosques. Preschools are overcrowded, dilapidated, and lack facilities such as playgrounds, reading corners,…

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Sports for Peace in Lebanon

by Anera

Nov 21, 2013

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A news report about Anera’s Sports for Peace project that aims to bridge divides between communities in conflict in Lebanon.

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Helping Palestinian Refugee Children in Lebanon Do Better in School

by Anera

Oct 4, 2012

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In Lebanon, Anera supports remedial education and active learning for youth in Palestinian camps through financial aid and support of educational institutions. Meet Saja in Nahr El Bared. She is taking full advantage of the support Anera gives.

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A New Computer Room for a West Bank Girls’ School

by Anera

Oct 2, 2012

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With only $20,000, Anera fully equipped the computer room at Kufur Thulth Girls’ Secondary School near Qalqilia, West Bank. With regular access to good computers and reliable Internet, the 400 girls at the school are using the tools they need to build their future in today’s technological world.

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