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  • Back to our Heaven – House Rehabilitation in GazaBack to our Heaven – House Rehabilitation in Gaza“Our home was considered a totally damaged one. It was about to be demolished when UNDP engineers decided it could be rehabilitated. This is how our story of hope began,” said Joma’a Dardona, one of the owners of four severely damaged flats located in a building at Al Tofah quarter, east of Gaza City.

  • Building for success in Gaza Building for success in GazaMusa Abu Etaiwi is a 32 years old Gaza resident who graduated from the Islamic University of Gaza, with specialization in Basic Education. He is married and has four family members. Musa teaches third grade students. The classroom is crowded and has 49 students that he can barely attend to.

  • Enhancing quality of life and opportunities to learn Enhancing quality of life and opportunities to learn“I had to leave school at the age of 12. At that time, schools in Gaza were not equipped with facilities that accommodate people with disabilities.With financial support from Al Fakhoora – Education Above ALL / Qatar, UNDP is implementing a USD 21 million programme to reconstruct and rehabilitate educational facilities damaged during the 2014 hostilities, and respond to the current deficit of classrooms in Gaza.

  • Entrepreneurial spirits in Gaza Entrepreneurial spirits in GazaSameer and his family are one of 500 families in Gaza who are benefiting from the Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme, a pilot scheme designed to lift families out of poverty rather than simply alleviate the effects of poverty.

  • From a Tent into a Brand New HomeFrom a Tent into a Brand New HomeTaghreed Abu Al Amarin is a 42-year-old housewife and a mother of nine children. Due to their harsh living conditions, Taghreed and her family were unable to sustain the rent and so their only option was to live in a tent; and so they did for six years.

  • Gaza School Going Solar Gaza School Going SolarThe Gaza Strip is suffering from over 60% deficit in electrical power supply. UNDP, with funds from OFID, constructed solar cells in four schools in Gaza, in addition to two maternity clinics and a submersible pump for the Down Syndrome children society.

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  • In Gaza, first female Mukhtara mediates legal disputesIn Gaza, first female Mukhtara mediates legal disputesPalestinian women are being trained as informal mediators, helping negotiate and peacefully settle disputes.

  • Legal Aid Clinics in Gaza help people get protection of the lawLegal Aid Clinics in Gaza help people get protection of the law

  • Making beautiful designsMaking beautiful designsHeba Abdel-Jawad, is a 15 year old attending the tenth grade at Shohada’ Al-Maghazi school in Gaza. She is one of the best students in her school, with a GPA of 98%.Shohada’ Al-Maghazi school is one of the governmental schools that will benefit from the Right to Education Programme.

  • New nets help fishermen in Gaza become self-reliant New nets help fishermen in Gaza become self-reliantA UNDP-sponsored programme creates permanent employment opportunities through grants for microenterprises and helps over 66,000 families to graduate from poverty to economic self-reliance.

  • One year after – house reconstruction begins in GazaOne year after – house reconstruction begins in Gaza

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Gaza in focus 2012 - 2014

Gaza in Focus 2012 – 2014 provides an overview of UNDP’s on going and planned programmes in the Gaza Strip.  Further to the challenges facing the Strip,  UNDP  plans  to  expand  the  scope  of  its  development activities to increase self-reliance and resilience within the Palestinian population.

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