10 Best Photos of 2016

MECA’s MAIA PROJECT BUILDS WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION UNITS IN PRESCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT GAZA TO PROVIDE SAFE, CLEAN WATER. THIS UNIT WAS FUNDED BY CONNECTHER FOR AJIAL PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN.

MECA’s MAIA PROJECT BUILDS WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION UNITS IN PRESCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT GAZA TO PROVIDE SAFE, CLEAN WATER. THIS UNIT WAS FUNDED BY CONNECTHER FOR AJIAL PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN.

Drawing students from Shoruq Organization in Dheisheh Refugee Camp visit the nearby Solomon’s Pools to practice pastels.

AS HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS participated in THE BIG RIDE for Palestine IN THE UK, CHILDREN IN GAZA STAGED THEIR OWN "BIG RIDE" CYCLING EVENT. The UK Big Ride was a PROTEST against THE SALE OF DRONES TO ISRAEL AND a fundraiser for MECA’s work IN GAZA.

THIS NEW PLAYGROUND FUNDED BY MECA supporters OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 2016 IN THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGE OF RANTIS!

Children who have fled the violence in Syria attend an informal school and participate in psychosocial activities at the Children of Jalil Center in Lebanon.

Madaa Center in Silwan, East Jerusalem organizes a free summer camp for hundreds of children every year

SHORUQ Organization OFFERS MEDIA TRAININGS TO REFUGEE CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO empower them to tell their own stories.

MECA supports several preschool programs for children in Gaza. This child attends Sanabel in a rural area called Al-Heker.

Girls and boys all over Palestine learn traditional folkloric dance. These dancers are performing a show about the history of Palestinian refugees.

A child reads one of the five new children’s books published by the Palestine Writing Workshop with funding from MECA.

And here’s an extra photo we just received from a new project in Beit Sahour!

We’re including an 11th photo of the new outdoor gym MECA funded for young people with physical disabilities in the Bethlehem area.