Palestinian girl in traditional outfit

Overview of programmes and achievements of World Vision Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza in 2022

World Vision has worked in the occupied Palestinian territory for the last 47 years. With 91 dedicated staff and an annual budget of US$11 million in 2023, it has developed one of the most extensive community-based presences. In 2022, our programs directly benefited over 233,000 individuals, including 169,000 children residing in 150 villages across the West Bank.

This leaflet presents our programmes and achievements for each of our four strategic priorities: Early Childhood Development, Education in Emergencies, Child Protection, and child and Youth Resilience and life skills.

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Early Childhood Development: Overview of World Vision Programmes

Early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development, which serves as the foundation for all subsequent learning, behaviour, and health outcomes. 80% of the brain develops in the first three years of life, but this development can be interrupted if a child is poorly nourished and nurtured, if she/he is not stimulated properly, or if she/he is not protected from violence.

To support children in reaching their full potential, World Vision Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza implements a comprehensive Early Childhood Development programme that directly benefited 22,000 children in 2022.

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Osama and the facilitator of the Makani Club

Osama Finds His Voice

.How a shy child finds his voice through the child club supported by World Vision in the West Bank

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Theatre for social change in the West Bank

Entertainment for Social Change in the West Bank

.World Vision is promoting good practices on Water, Hygiene and Sanitation in schools in areas B and C of the West Bank through theatre 

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Group of Children in a kindergarten supported by World Vision

Preparing Young Palestinian Children to Transition to School

The earliest years of a child's life are a window to acquire literacy, numeracy, social-emotional and life skills that will provide a foundation for lifelong learning and improvement. Early Childhood Development Programmes are essential for children who live in resource-poor settings, and play an important role in breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. However, a UNICEF's report from 2022 found that only 25% of Palestinian children aged three to six years take part in early childhood education programmes. Additionally, a 2020 baseline study conducted by World Vision revealed that merely 62% of all Palestinian children under six years of age are on track developmentally in all domains. To address these challenges, World Vision implements the Learning Roots project model which is a play-based learning approach that fosters the comprehensive development of children aged three to six years. It establishes the groundwork for successful transitions to primary school and lifelong learning. 

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Faten, from community health worker to elected leader in Jenin

How a small change in a woman’s life can transform a whole family and community

When Faten volunteered to join World Vision as Community Health Worker in 2015, she thought it was only a small step to help her local community. Now an elected member of the municipal council of Jenin, she reflects on a journey that transformed her and her family.  

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Jerusalem–West Bank–Gaza

World Vision started to work in the West Bank and Gaza in 1975. Since then, World Vision JWG has developed one of the largest community-based presences of any organisation operating in the West Bank with 91 dedicated staff and a total annual budget of USD 11 million. In 2022, our programming on education, early childhood development, child protection and child resilience benefited directly more than 233,000 people, including 169,000 children in 150 villages in the West Bank.

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It Takes a World

to end violence in and around schools


85% of Palestinian children report experiencing
psychological or physical violence in the past 12 months.