Wrote by: Lana Hijazi
In order to bring up productive and educated individuals, it is very important to make sure to nourish their souls and minds. That’s a main goal for the “Safe Areas for Emergency Education in Gaza Strip Project”. Therefore, a close attention is paid to the emotional and mental health of the students.

Students progress and performance is closely monitored by the teachers to make sure that they are at their best.

Yousef is one of the students who used to attend the remedial lessons offered by “Safe Areas for Emergency Education in Gaza Strip Project”. This project is held by the Save the Children Organization and the PCDCR, and is funded by Rota.

For few days, Yousef didn’t make it to the classes, which got his teachers concerned. They inquired about his absence from his class mates and they found out that he was going through a family crisis caused by his parents separation.

Teachers arranged a visit to Yousef’s house and encouraged him not to skip his classes. Their visit and encouragement had a great impact on Yousef, who returned to his classes. But it wasn’t over there; the teachers went ahead and arranged a meeting between Yousef and his mom, whom he didn’t see for a month due to the separation. That meeting replaced Yousef’s worries and concerns with peace of mind and hope that things will be better, allowing him to get back to concentrating on his classes and Future.