Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Early January Visit 2017

I went down a sunny Monday morning and as usual Sabah and Wasel met me at the border. We visited Fawyseh's School first and were impressed by the serious studies going on and the music being taught by one teacher in preparations for Mother's Day in February. Nice red apples were the treat for the day. We visited the little kitchen which needs to be enlarged and saw how it must be separated from the bathrooms. That's the next project for this school.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Visit September 19, 2016

Fr. Juan and I went to Gaza just for the day September 19th. and really covered visiting many places. We began with a visit to Fawyseh's school. Being it is the beginning of the school year there were few children; gradually more will be registering. The children were eating falafel sandwiches which were delicious.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Visit in August 2016

I spent two days in Gaza the first day joined the 18 teachers of our four pre-schools who met with a music teacher. Our original plan was to have a three day workshop for the 17 teachers so that they could all learn how to animate their children with music and dance.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Meeting with Oliver and Maren

June 18 was a great day for us as after 6 years Oliver and Maren came for a visit. They wanted to sit in on one of our meetings which was great. They answered some questions for us besides. Home repair especially for families with handicapped members  is a great need. We will continue to target this group. In the winter months the wind, cold and rain enter. In summer the rats and snakes enter. There are still so many substandard homes and shacks to be repaired. Security from sicknesses will also be the result. They usually need roofs, windows and doors replaced. Hopefully we can get funding to repair one a month.
In the photos regretfully Sabah is missing as she did not have her permission to come for the meeting in time. Br. Lorenzo was also missing due to a previous commitment. Bro. Joe is our senior member, Andres is the tallest of the group, Fr. Juan is to my left in the photo.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Emergency Relief Fund through Lor., February, March and April 2016

Some photos of the distribution, in February, March and April 2016, to poor families in the Gaza Strip, of the basic necessities.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Emergency Relief, March-April 2016

Some photos of the distribution, in March-April 2016, to poor families in the Gaza Strip, of the basic necessities.

Monday, April 18, 2016

April 2016, visiting schools

April gave me two Days for visiting our schools as they finish in May for the summer. I was able to visit three of the four pre-schools. I was impressed by the letters and numbers that they have learned. The Ministry of Education gives them the curriculum and it's a great guide for the teachers.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Five days of Lorenzo and Andres in Gaza

Friends, you will find pictures of the visit to Gaza for five days of Lorenzo and Andres. They visited with Sabah several very poor families and also some of our schools especially our newest school which is painted beautifully.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Joe, Juan and I visited Gaza Feb. 11, 2015

This was a day visit and the first time there for Fr. Juan. He received some orientation and saw firsthand the results of the war. Our main objective was to meet with Caritas and to see how we could work together to serve the sick.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Emergency Relief , Jan. 2015

Some photos of the distribution, in Januray 2015, to poor families in the Gaza Strip, of the basic necessities.