West Ramallah Church Partnership ADP
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
We trained mothers' groups on a variety of topics including healthy pregnancies, safe delivery, and preventing childhood infections in order to help them care for their children's health needs. In partnership with other relief organizations, we opened a community youth center and conducted health awareness sessions on issues such as substance abuse. 115 students with learning difficulties received our support to help them adapt to their school environment and relate to their peers. To ensure that students have opportunities to go to school, we conducted education sessions for parents on early childhood development and the importance of school attendance. We conducted training sessions for emergency response committee members and healthcare providers on how to care for children during emergencies such as refugee resettlement. 1,046 children and 116 youth attended our summer camps where they enjoyed time with their peers and learned about leadership, teamwork, and child rights. In order to learn constructive ways to communicate with their children and resolve problems, 15 parents attended World Vision's positive parenting sessions.