Gaza children receive school kits under UNICEF education plan

9 February 2005

Some 10,000 Palestinian children in impoverished areas in the occupied Gaza Strip have received school supplies under a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to support their commitment to education.

Some 10,000 Palestinian children in impoverished areas in the occupied Gaza Strip have received school supplies under a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to support their commitment to education.

“There are many children in schools affected by the conflict or in marginalized areas where basic educational supplies are really needed,” said Dan Rohrmann, UNICEF’s Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory. “The children are very committed to pursuing education and we would like to ensure that the commitment is supported through the provision of these basic materials.”

Included in the “school-in-a-box” kits are exercise books, pencils, erasers, plastic cubes for counting and other materials needed by first to fourth graders to boost efforts to ensure educational activities continue in an innovative manner.

Teaching aids that help teachers carry out hands-on training are also included, making teaching more pedagogical and participatory.