The continuing siege and occupation make education more difficult for young Palestinians. Children must cope with poverty, huge classroom sizes, violence and a lack of resources whilst studying. In Lebanon and Jordan, poorly funded schools and a lack of opportunities outside the camps are taking their toll on the motivation of refugee children. Such stresses and obstacles hinder aspirations and achievement, meaning that many children are unable to reach their full potential, whilst others miss out on the normalising effect and psychosocial benefits of attending school.
Interpal’s Education Aid Fund provides for projects that respond to the needs on the ground. Alongside our long-running programmes we respond to new circumstances and are committed to protecting the right to education for all Palestinians.