A Safe Place for Kids in Deheishe Refugee Camp

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OrganizationKarama Organisation for Women and Children's Development
Region Palestine
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ProjectLeader Yasser Alhaj

The traumatized children of Deheishe Camp, near Bethlehem in Palestine, lack fun and hope in their lives. Karama's center aspires to give these forgotten children hope, self-confidence and skills for their future through a variety of activities. Local&international volunteers are organizing workshops in languages, computers, sports and other areas that support their education and future employment prospects. All children are welcome to grow and replace their negativity with enthusiasm and hope!


The thousands of children growing up in Deheishe Camp right now still witness poverty, violence and despair all around them - in their homes, the streets and their society. Many kids suffer from emotional problems, which result in difficult or violent behavior, learning problems and depression. As the UNRWA schools offer inadequate education a negative cycle exists where the kids have little hope for the future. More positive incentives and opportunities are needed to break this negative trend.

Long-Term Impact

Karama center empowers refugee children and youth to become active citizens who shape their future in a peaceful and constructive way. So far over 1300 children improved their performance in school and society because of our safe haven for education, opportunities, joy. Our Palestinian volunteers who have been members of Karama for several years are the living proof of this; many now study at university (a rare occurrence in Palestinian refugee camps) and play major roles in the local society.


  1. http://www.karama.org
  2. http://www.karama.org/eng/goals.html
  3. https://plus.google.com/115738135451339571209/posts?cfem=1
  4. http://www.unrwa.org/resources/emergency-appeals/opt-emergency-appeal-2013
  5. http://www.karama.org/eng/advancementproject.html

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