SOS Children’s Villages Palestine signed a partnership agreement with World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – Gaza (JWG), under the Family Strengthening Program and SOS Family Care Program, in which we provide children all over the world, who are growing up without the care, protection and guidance they need, with alternative care when needed, support on their path to independence, and advocacy for their rights.
The agreement between the two partners aims to provide children of SOS and their families with emergency supplies, including food packages and hygiene kits, during the coronavirus pandemic. World Vision JWG agreed to support SOS Children’s Village in Bethlehem with more than 35,500 USD, through 324 food packages and 324 hygiene kits, to be given to children and families in line with the provisions outlined in this agreement between the two partners.
This partnership came within the frame of World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – Gaza is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestine. “The crisis response might brought us together, but we originally do a lot of similar work and we would like to learn from SOS Children’s Villages Palestine’s experience in helping families of both West Bank and Gaza Strip.” says Alfred Nurja , the Operational Director of World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – office.
SOS Palestine’s Institutional Partnership efforts are strengthened along with Covid-19 pandemic spread in the world. Our families’ and children’s vulnerability made it necessary to head for new partners in the same humanitarian field to cover their needs.
“We are ready to expand and widen our partnership with World Vision JWG to reach our beneficiaries in Gaza Strip, as we have more than 1500 children to support continuously in Family Strengthening Programme of in Rafah-Gaza Strip.” Mohammad Shalaldeh -SOS Children’s Villages Palestine National Director.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision has worked in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza since 1975. It currently implements long-term community development programmes among 150 communities and over 320 schools throughout the West Bank.