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MAP initiates humanitarian and development projects that have a durable impact on the living conditions of Palestinians. With its partners, MAP targets long-term projects, including the establishment and reinforcement of independent Palestinian health care systems as well as the increase of employment possibilities. These projects are subsidised in part by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Direction de l'Aide Internationale du Québec (DAI) In order to receive financing from La contrepartie, requise pour obtenir du financement des bailleurs de fonds, est recueillie auprès du public sous forme de dons. Therefore, your financial contributions are essential to completing our projects. 

Here is a list of our projects:
Playgrounds for the Palestinian children
Pre-school education for Gaza children
Building of a Cultural Village in the Gaza Strip
The Silwan Athletic Club
Hope for Palestinian Women

Donations can be made through CanadaHelps.

PLAYGROUNDS FOR THE PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

MAP undertook a new project whose ultimate beneficiaries are the Palestinian children. It aims at installing playgrounds in villages and refugee camps, close to schools or inside nurseries, in order to make it possible for children to play and to have fun in complete peace and under the supervision of adults.

Thanks to Canadian private donations, twenty playgrounds have been installed in West Bank, Gaza Strip and south Lebanon where such equipment is scarce or non-existent, at a cost of $5000 each. We do this project in partnership with playgroundbuilders.org

You can contribute to this specific project, one quite modest in scope but nonetheless extremely useful, while forwarding to us your donations or buying our Fair Trade Products (Zeitouna Olive Oil, Naplouse Soap, MEDJOUL Dates and Za'atar) in one of our retail locations.


PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR GAZA CHILDREN

This project aims to improve scholar performance of kids aged between 4 to 6 in northern Gaza by modernizing and readapting 10 kindergartens and establishing healthy behaviors among children, parents and teachers. Specificaly, this project aims to (1) provide a safe, stimulating and healthy space where girls and boys can play and learn; (2) to improve parents trust in the infrastructures and staff of the ten targeted kindergartens and (3) that children, parents and teachers adopt healthy behaviors which will reduce contamination and infection risks in the modernized and readapted kindergartens. More than 750 girls and 750 boys will benefit directly from this project in nothern Gaza, at a cost of $95 000.

You can contribute to this specific project, one quite modest in scope but nonetheless extremely useful, while forwarding to us your donations.

BUILDING OF A CULTURAL VILLAGE IN THE GAZA STRIP

This project aims to revitalize and teach values and cultural practices of the palestinian heritage to vulnerable population close to Beit Lahya (Izbat Hanoun, Jaabalia, Bedouin Village and Izbat Beit Hanoun Tours) by building a cultural village. It includes a Women Centre, a library, a craft room, a ball and singingroom, an administrative centre, a cafeteria, a playground and a park. This project is already financed by UNDP and UNICEF. Medical Aid for Palestine helps this project by installing a playground and park at a cost of $20 000.

You can contribute to this specific project, one quite modest in scope but nonetheless extremely useful, while forwarding to us your donations.

THE SILWAN ATHLETIC CLUB

The Silwan Athletic Club is a community club serving the needs of the neighborhood of Silwan, East Jerusalem. Our club was established in 1965 as an athletic one, but has rapidly transformed to meet the needs of an endangered community. We aim to actively contribute to the development of our community in Silwan and in Jerusalem. We do this through putting emphasis on supporting our youth and women, and helping them to achieve their full potential. We also aim to address the needs and desires of the community as a whole, especially in the areas of sports and the preservation and development of cultural knowledge and identity.

Specific projects that we organize are soccer leagues for various age groups, boy scouts and girl scouts clubs, after-school educational courses, cultural events and festivals, summer camps for children, and much more.

You can contribute to this specific project, one quite modest in scope but nonetheless extremely useful, while forwarding to us your donations.

HOPE FOR PALESTINIAN WOMEN

MAP works with Advancing Palestinian Women in the Middle East to offer scholarship to Palestinian women older than 25 years who don't have the opportunity to follow their studies due to their economical situation. Women who apply to scholarships must show that their thesis aims to change women's position in this society. These women are then introduced to a women network which will motivate them to get involve as citizens in their communities and society. For more informations, please click on that link: www.projecthope.org

You can contribute to this specific project, one quite modest in scope but nonetheless extremely useful, while forwarding to us your donations.