Creating Opportunities for Children in Palestine and Lebanon
In October 2017, the Ministry of Education in Palestine launched the first national kindergarten curriculum, which Anera was instrumental in developing.
As children around the world returned to school this month, many Palestinian children face an uncertain school year in light of donor cuts to UNRWA, which operates schools for refugee children. But Anera supporters can take pride in the opportunities for Palestinian children that they have helped make possible, including the October 2017 launch of the first national kindergarten curriculum guide for teachers in Palestine. Other Anera accomplishments in the past year include:
- Renovating and upgrading 21 kindergartens to create a better learning environment.
- Training and mentoring 138 kindergarten and preschool teachers.
- Directly benefiting 1,575 children in FY2018 with Anera education programs.
- Initiating a two-year project to build 10 kindergartens and a training center in Nablus, along with four new kindergartens, scheduled for construction in Gaza.
- Referring 16,159 out-of-school youth to public schools or other educational programs in Lebanon.
- Providing 8,121 out-of-school youth with literacy and math courses to create pathways to formal and non-formal education.
- Engaging 8,149 vulnerable children and youth in Lebanon in life-skills learning courses through sports, social interaction, skills building, and mentor-ship.
- Expanding Anera’s education program in Lebanon to 15 new localities.