Contribution details

We Can

Activity start: 1/1/2017 - Activity end: 12/31/2018

Strategic Partner organisation Individuell Människohjälp
Swedish responsible organisation IM Country Office in Palestine
Local implementing organisation Palestinian Medical Relief Society
Region West Bank and Gaza Strip
Sida department Unit CSO
Strategy South
Sector group Education
Sectors Basic life skills
  Budget Outcome
TOTAL 1,138,401 1,179,111
2017 745,416 785,378
2018 392,985 393,733

Description, goals and expected results

The intervention will address the lack of right to training and education of children with intellectual disability in the Gaza strip. Expected results for the intervention are that children with intellectual disabilities can improve their individual abilities and skills as much as possible and their parents be strengthened in how to support their children in a holistic way.

Results achived by the end of the activity period

Final results 1 and 2: * 78 children with intellectual disabilities (43 girls and 35 boys) have improved their educational and life skills by receiving e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation services. * 25 children with intellectual disabilities (15 girls and 10 boys) have improved their cognitive status after receiving special education adapted after each child’s needs in accordance to their Individual Educational Plans. * 36 children with intellectual disabilities have improved their health by receiving medical check-ups and hygiene kits. Final results 3: * 182 parents and care givers (146 women and 36 men) participated in 9 awareness raising sessions on the rights of persons with disabilities with reference to the Palestinian National Law and various conventions (PMRS’s We Can Intervention). * 250 children and their mothers (182 girls and women and 68 boys) have been empowered after participating in 3 trips and recreational activities; including a march during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.