Palestine Child Day Festival in Gaza
Islamic Relief (IR) celebrated with a number of children and orphans the Palestine Child Day in Gaza Strip under the motto “Safe Childhood, promising future”. The event was attended by tens of Palestinian personalities and local and international NGO members.
Islamic Relief organized this event to remind with the rights of children that Palestinian children lack and to let around 2000 orphans enjoy in recreational activities and shows in addition to highlighting creativities and skills of Palestinian children.
Various shows were displayed in the celebration including particiapation of children in the national anthem in sign language, a play and operate spotting the light on the rights of children specially their right to be protected and many other shows such as poetry and singing.
In his word, Mr. Muneeb Abu Ghazaleh, Deputy Head of Mission in Gaza, said, “It is a main concern for us to create a safe environment for developing the skills of the Palestinian children. Our gathering today aims at showing the creativity of our beloved children including those with disabilities to pave a road for their future.”
Mr. Abu Ghazaleh added, “The role of Islamic Relief in child protection is developing and there is a new policy adopted in Palestine within IR projects and activities such as the many education projects implemented in Gaza to improve the educational access and environment.”
On other hand, Mr. Ziyad Thabit, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education in Gaza said, “Childhood in Palestine is facing danger and many difficulties threatening children daily and children are facing this with more passion to learn and keep on progressing.”
Mr. Thabit added, “Children need our support for all their needs in education, health and protection. Thank you for all organisations doing great effort in protecting our children and special thank must go for Islamic Relief.”
The event is supported by Islamic Relief Holland and it lasts for two days. The first day ended with an exhibition showing the creative crafts and drawings made by children and gifts of school bags full of stationary were provided with support from Qatar Foundation’s Reach Out To Asia (ROTA).