£35 Light up a Child’s Education in Gaza
Help us to provide solar panels for 30 schools to power classroom lighting, computer and science labs, and water systems, promoting a quality education for 31,560 Palestinian children.
£70 Send a Syrian Refugee to School
Enable a vulnerable Syrian child in Lebanon to enrol in school, covering tuition, transportation, uniform, school bag, books, and stationery - everything to keep them learning.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is piety. [Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas]
As the UK prepares to go back to school following the first wave of the global coronavirus pandemic, millions of the world’s poorest children may never return. Even before coronavirus, the world was facing an education crisis, with 258 million out of school and millions more receiving a sub-standard education.
The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza has caused an education emergency. According to the United Nations, some 50 per cent of children do not achieve their full academic potential.
Thirteen years of blockade and cycles of conflict have decimated Palestine’s economy, with poverty and unemployment at unprecedented levels. Power cuts lasting up to 20 hours a day are severely restricting learning in Gaza’s schools and causing high rates of school drop-out.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is piety.[Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas]
There are currently some 488,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon (3-18 years), with more than half of this number out of school – many being youth and adolescents.
Public schools are either at full capacity or parents simply cannot afford the tuition fees. While education is a basic human right, an entire generation of Syrian children are missing out on an education.
Your help is urgently needed
For the first time in history, an entire generation, around 1.6 billion children, have been forced out of school due to coronavirus. But as children in the UK and other countries prepare to return to COVID-safe school environments, 9.7 million of the world’s poorest children may never go back to school.
The education crisis continues to be most devastating in countries affected by conflict and poverty and we must do all we can to help.
Education cannot wait.
Please help us to keep the world’s most vulnerable children learning.
Why give through Human Appeal?
Over the past two years alone, we have worked in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestine, helping to improve access to quality learning for vulnerable and marginalised communities, including: