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The grim reality facing school children in Gaza

I’m taking a little writing break so for the next little while (I promise) I’ll be posting links to what I am coming across that I really have to share. Whilst many children recently returned to the start of a new school year in the northern hemisphere after a long, warm summer. The children of Gaza who spent the summer trying to survive war must now return to a delayed start of the school year as many schools have been completely damaged. The education system must also face the challenge of, as the article states, ‘…how to educate a generation that has survived three wars in six years, the latest killing 500 Gazans under 18 and injuring 3,100, as well as, according to one estimate, creating 1,400 orphans.’ Click on the link below for the full article:

Damaged Buildings and Psyches Challenge Schools in Gaza

Gaza war 2012

Destruction that remains. Photo taken in the aftermath of the eight-day war on Gaza November 2012

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