Welcome Amal and Wafaa

MECA is very pleased to welcome two remarkable young women to our Palestinian staff in Gaza. Last year MECA’s previous Gaza Project Assistant Safaa El Derawi received a prestigious scholarship from an Australian university. Overcoming multiple obstacles to leaving Gaza, Safaa is now working toward a master’s degree in water engineering.

MECA is very pleased to welcome two remarkable young women to our Palestinian staff in Gaza. Last year MECA’s previous Gaza Project Assistant Safaa El Derawi received a prestigious scholarship from an Australian university. Overcoming multiple obstacles to leaving Gaza, Safaa is now working toward a master’s degree in water engineering.

Wafaa El Derawi, Gaza Project Assistant, has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She began her work with MECA as a trainer in our nutrition project with women in Gaza. Wafaa has also volunteered with the Union of Health Work Committees as a health educator to raise awareness about the importance of healthy nutrition and highlight the dangers of malnutrition, especially for children.

Amal Abu Moailqe, Maia Project Coordinator, is a mechatronics engineer living in Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza. In addition to her work with MECA she is co-founder of Sketch Engineering, a start-up company, which works on solutions to Gaza’s electric power crisis, Amal is “very interested in improving children’s lives.”