Al Fakhoora, UNDP, UNICEF to Launch Projects in Gaza

DOHA, May 3, 2015 (WAFA) – During a series of meetings which took place in Doha this week, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora program, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed on the implementation of joint education, reconstruction and psychosocial support projects in Gaza.

The projects will focus on damages occurred in Gaza during last summer’s Israeli aggression.

UNDP and UNICEF have come to Doha to present their work packages to Al Fakhoora, after which the implementation of the projects will take place, said the two organizations in a statement.

The purpose of the meetings and workshops was determine in detail the milestones of the projects’ implementation and agree on the monitoring and evaluation processes.

UNDP said it will respond to the current deficit of classrooms in Gaza, focusing on the reconstruction of educational facilities working closely with UNICEF, which will provide guidance on ensuring that the facilities are inclusive, child-friendly learning environments.

The projects will also strengthen child protection systems to provide psychosocial support to children, and will enhance adolescents’ social entrepreneurship skills, so that they can become active agents of change in their communities.

In November 2014, the Qatar Development Fund donated $40 million from to support Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora program. Al Fakhoora also signed agreements with UNDP, UNICEF and UNWRA in February 2015 in Doha.