Kindergarten Scholarships in Palestine

 
£16,745
£20,377
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Al Aqaba's children are the heart of the kindergarten and the kindergarten is the heart of the village. It is a vibrant place that serves 160 students a year from Al Aqaba Village and the surrounding area. However, early childhood education is not funded in Palestine and many families in the West Bank's Jordan Valley cannot afford to send their children to school. We ask your help to give scholarships to needy students so that they will share the important opportunity kindergarten affords.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Al Aqaba's kindergarten has drawn worldwide support, keeping the village standing despite demolition orders. The future of this village depends upon their students. Parents are very poor and cannot pay the stipend for their child's start in school. In addition, the children need the stability that schools provides given the very real challenges they and their families face with demolitions ongoing just outside the village.

How will this project solve this problem?

Your support for scholarships will ensure that students will attend Al Aqaba's wonderful kindergarten staffed by capable, talented local and visiting teachers. Students at the kindergarten gain skills in early reading, mathematics, language development and vocabulary and social skills too. This will ensure that students are ready to learn as they enter primary school.

Potential Long Term Impact

Movement is constrained in the West Bank. Teachers are emissaries from the rest of the world whose job is to expand the horizons of the children of Al Aqaba. Twenty years from now, these children will be multilingual and will have self-confidence, valuable job and communication skills, with a commitment to peace-making, learned in a village that continues to welcome people who care. Education stipends will allow the poorest families from the countryside to participate.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £16,745
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £20,377
Total Funding Goal: £37,122

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

donate now:

Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honour or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • £20
    give
  • £27
    give
  • £121
    give
  • £162
    give
  • £307
    give
  • £324
    give
  • £465
    give
  • £3,683
    give
  • £20
    each month
    give
  • £27
    each month
    give
  • £121
    each month
    give
  • £162
    each month
    give
  • £307
    each month
    give
  • £324
    each month
    give
  • £465
    each month
    give
  • £3,683
    each month
    give
  • £
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honour of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, California Afghanistan

Where is this project located?

Map of Kindergarten Scholarships in Palestine
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.