CHF Invests in Local Education
In response to the challenges facing the education sector in Palestine, CHF International – with funding from USAID – has implemented numerous projects related to education within the Emergency Jobs Program (EJP), the Local Democratic Reform (LDR) program, and now the Local Government and Infrastructure Program (LGI). These projects aim to improve various aspects of the Palestinian educational system in the most marginalized and vulnerable districts, addressing issues such as limited access to schools, capacity constraints and overcrowding, and dangerous structural conditions.
CHF strongly believes that special attention must be paid to children and youth in Palestine, as they account for nearly half of the total population. Although CHF has implemented a wide variety of infrastructure projects in all sectors, improving the education system through rehabilitating, renovating, and building schools has been a sustained priority, with a considerable amount of efforts and funding directed toward that aim. CHF has succeeded in completing a multitude of construction projects with work including construction of: additional floors, new classrooms, retaining and boundary walls, septic and water tanks, and paving playground areas.