The importance of education is not underestimated anywhere in the world, but in Gaza it’s of crucial importance.
Good education brings knowledge, confidence and power to individuals; facilitating their employability in a very tough local market and giving them the understanding of the global market that they deserve to have a part in.
Education creates jobs for tutors, qualifications for young people, business and professional spirit for graduates. Meanwhile construction creates local jobs, and far better use of the limited space in Gaza; all of which contributes to the poverty experienced.
The Qatar Red Crescent have carried out detailed research on the remains of the educational institutions in Gaza and selected a number of sites to focus redevelopment, repair and rejuvenation on, in what promises to be a symbol of progression and rebirth for the young people of Gaza.