Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Voice of Gaza

One of the international projects that Lisa-Lee is giving her support to is a new, non profit, tuition free, educational centre in Gaza - Palestine. This project is called, 'Voice of Gaza' (VOG), and one of its many aims is to 'give a voice' to the young people living in Gaza.

Sadly in Gaza due to the living conditions and many problems people face living in Gaza (physical, emotional and psychological) there is a very high number of people who suffer from undiagnosed depression, and sadly in Gaza there is a high number of people who attempt suicide, and it is usually the youth who suffer the most, in silence; and resort to such desperate measures as suicide.

This is one of the many reasons why 'Voice of Gaza' was set up, to help the youth; but what makes VOG more unique, is that it focuses on young Gazan students who are gifted in the English language, and they spend two years working with them, helping them become more familiar with the English language, so they're able to reach a wider audience.

During the two year programme VOG aims to help the students become better and more effective writers and public speakers, by teaching and encouraging them and building up their knowledge, confidence and self belief. The hopes of VOG is to help build up the characters of each of their students, so they can express themselves and have the confidence and ability to become future leaders, who are able to speak eloquently for themselves and their causes; hopefully helping to create peace in Palestine.

Additionally, what makes VOG more unique is that it doesn't just focus on the students education and English language skills, the course also focuses on the students over all well being (physical and emotional); included in the two year course, the programme tries to help the students enhance their spiritual side by helping them with different stress release exercises, to help them cope with the traumas of the war and occupation.

Voice of Gaza is a brilliant and worthwhile project that needs as much support as possible to keep the project running and help keep it free for the students. If you are able to donate anything to this cause, then please do so. Help the youth of Gaza have a voice and hope for
the future! Here is the VOG link :


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