Jerusalem Children’s Welfare Centre
''And those within whose wealth is a known right for the petitioner and the deprived'' (Quran 70:24-25)
More than 8 out of every 10 children in East Jerusalem live below the poverty line, and many are unable to access adequate schooling or welfare services. Help us to provide a child with their right to education, space to play, and welfare support.
With your help, we’ll be helping marginalised children in East Jerusalem to change their futures through our welfare centre in Beit Hanina.
£100 - Change the future of a vulnerable Palestinian child with schooling, clean toilets, a playground, and welfare support.
Denied a childhood
A staggering 83% of children in East Jerusalem live below the poverty line. There aren’t enough welfare services for all the children who need them, and schools are extremely overcrowded. Many school buildings are unsuitable and lack proper facilities to help children to have a rounded education, such as play areas and libraries. Too often, children simply drop out of school in order to work to support their families.
With your help this Ramadan, we’ll be completing the construction of our welfare centre in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem. We’ve been working on its construction since 2018, but it still needs a fourth floor, an exterior, and a schoolyard. Once complete, the centre will have 21 classrooms, will employ 16 teachers, a director, and administrative staff.
How will you change lives?
In partnership with Al-Quds Zakat Committee, our welfare centre will provide approximately 300 girls and 150 boys – including around 100 orphaned children – with fitness sessions, study support, and classes in reading, Arabic, English, Maths, and Quran. The centre will also host a courtyard, a playground, a mosque and 18 bathrooms.
The welfare centre will combat the marginalisation of all children, with a focus on girls and orphans, by allowing them to access their right to education in a safe environment.
Our work in Palestine
We’ve been changing lives in Palestine for 30 years. Our recent work includes building a desalination plant for 15,000 people at Al Aqsa University, supporting over 3,000 children through winter in Gaza, and helping to fight the critical medical crisis by providing 10,000 medicines. In 2020, we helped a massive 2,442,221 people through our projects in Palestine, including improving food security for 81,604 people, supported the healthcare of 100,000 people, and providing clean water and sanitation to 2,244,057 people.
Provide a vulnerable child with an education, and help them to change their future. Donate today.