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Gaza

Armed conflicts in the Gaza Strip hardly ever quiet down. Again and again the conflicts flare up. This means that the population has been subjected to an almost permanently occurring war for multiple generations. Many are and will be continuously (re-) traumatised. The situation is especially poor for the many children and adolescents.

Inspired by friends from Israel, the first emergency pedagogy mission in the Gaza Strip took place in 2009, which though due to safety concerns had to be halted after only a few days. But aid is urgently needed, so that a few months later a team made their way once again to Gaza.

In the meantime there have been numerous missions in the Gaza Strip, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. Many cooperation partners and especially countless new friends have been found. Again and again we visit our partners and train teachers and parents on location in emergency and trauma pedagogical methods. At the centre of our work though is always the work with the children.

October 2016

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from October 23rd to 30th, 2016

A small team of the emergency pedagogy department is traveling for the tenth time to the still conflict-struck Gaza Strip. continue

October 2016

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from October 23rd to 30th, 2016

A small team of the emergency pedagogy department is traveling for the tenth time to the still conflict-struck Gaza Strip. continue

October 2014

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from October25thuntil November 8th, 2014

A 14-person team could enter the hermetically sealed Gaza Strip for a two-week long humanitarian aid mission. continue

February 2013

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from February 2nd to 16th, 2013

Teh Friends have completed the third trauma pedagogical project in the Gaza Strip and handed the continuation of the work over to local professionals. continue 

May 2012

Visit in Karlsruhe May 2nd to 12th, 2012

Large training for Al Qattan employees and continuing education courses at kindergartens and schools in the region. continue

September 2011

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from November 18th until December 3rd, 2011

The main focus of this now sixth mission was the training and further education of pre-school teachers, teachers, and social workers. continue

February 2011

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from February 4th to 19th, 2011

Advising and method trainings, teacher trainings, and the psychosocial stabilisation of parents made up the main focuses of the work. continue

October 2010

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from October 23rd to November 6th, 2010

The joy of the reunion in the child protection centre set-up by the “Friends” in Al-Zeitoun, a suburb of Gaza-City was great.  continue

July 2010

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from July 17th to 31st, 2010

At first glance everything is better. But if one looks beyond the surface, it becomes clear that the situation has become worse. continue

July 2009

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from July 16th to 27th, 2009

The work there was resumed, where it had to be abandoned in February: the orphanage of Gaza-City. continue

February 2009

Emergency Pedagogy Mission from February 1st to 5th, 2009

The pedagogical emergency aid for psycho-traumatised children in Gaza has begun. A team worked for four days in the rubble of Gaza. continue