Helping to Build a Brighter Future for Palestinian Preschoolers
ANERA's Education Program Manager in Ramallah talks to Theirworld about early childhood development in Palestine and how 90% of brain development happens before the age of five. Read more at Theirworld.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Refugee Designer Shines a Light on Global Issues
Lebanese designer Céline Semaan speaks with the New York Times on fashion activism, her line Slow Factory, and why she chooses to help refugees by donating to ANERA. Read more at the New York Times.
This Water Day, Think of Gaza
An op-ed by Bill Corcoran discusses the challenges of accessing clean water in Gaza—where over 90% of water is unfit for human consumption. Read more at Huffington Post.
Engaged at 15: How Early Marriage Holds Girls Back in Palestine
When girls marry early, they are more likely to drop out of school and miss out on completing even a basic level of education. Places where early marriage is more prevalent have higher rates of illiteracy, especially among women. Read more at Medium.
Women and Girl Refugees: Meeting the Needs of the Most Vulnerable in Times of Crisis
“Poverty, it is said, has a woman’s face. The same can be said for the world’s refugees and displaced. Women (and girls) disproportionately bear the brunt of conflict and natural disaster.” Read more at Medium.
See How these 8 Refugees are Following their Passion for Beauty
A collection of portraits focuses on young girls living in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon, as well as the hopes and dreams they have cultivated through education. Read more at Teen Vogue.
Born in Gaza, Born in the USA
“I hope that one day, my daughters can visit Gaza. I can’t help but wonder what their lives would be like if they were born where I was.” Read more at Huffington Post.
Almost One Million Syrian Children Can’t Go to School
“Education for all” is one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and is a fundamental right under the 1951 Geneva Convention. But for too many children, education is simply out of reach. Read more at Mondoweiss.
THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
Hope Hard to Come By in Lebanon Camp
Young people in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, have few options for their future. ANERA’s vocational classes are among the ways some youth are working around their challenging situation. Read more at The Electronic Intifada.