Friday is the busiest day of the week at the Spafford Children’s Center in the Old City of Jerusalem, and it is also when the center is most lively and vibrant. Kids and mothers alike are seen around the center taking notes, asking questions and learning.
Through ANERA’s ongoing program in health and youth education for Palestinians funded by the Margaret Cargill Foundation, the center helps 700 children with educational support services and extracurricular activities. Awareness and parenting sessions also target 400 parents and caretakers.
Health development is an integral component of the program, which is carried out at the center’s branch in Ezariyeh, serving 3,000 children from the villages and suburbs around East Jerusalem through treatment and vaccination.
- American Near East Refugee Aid
- To learn more about ANERA, please visit http://www.anera.org/.