VPM swimming camp for children in Gaza

Posted in Projects in Gaza

"Hey all my friends,
The following final Video , by my amazing swimming stuff member Monther Rasheed , is dedicated to the contribution by Viva Palestine Malaysia which allowed elementary free swimming lessons for more than 130 deprived and war afflicted children from north Gaza and was held during last June/July.

Thanks again VPM for this great contribution.. Thanks again Norma Hashimand Hani Thraya for your efforts. Thanks The Italian Center for Cultural exchange headed by Meri Calvelli for your contribution to the rehabilitation of the sea swimming pool and Bait Lahia Municipality for offering the place on the Beach"

- Amjed Tantesh


This was a lovely project.

There were no summer camps this year due to funding cuts at the UN so we (VPM) were glad to be able to bring some joy to the kids with these swimming classes .

120 Palestinian kids were offered free swimming lessons that was funded by Viva Palestina Malaysia and they graduated from the course after 20 days of swimming lessons.

The project was implemented by North Gaza Cultural Center and supervised by Rowad Society for Social development with the contribution from The Italian Center for Cultural Exchange in Gaza who built the swimming pool.

Our thanks to all VPM donors who contributed towards this project. We hope we can enable more Palestinian kids to enjoy their summer season by doing activities such as this one in order to reduce the stresses and suffering they endure daily in Gaza.

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