West Bank and Jerusalem
Finn Church Aid’s (FCA) work in the West Bank focuses on improving access to education for children and youth and providing psychosocial support.
FCA provides psychosocial support for vulnerable children in East Jerusalem through after school activities, and pairs up the children with young adult mentors as role models. The goal of the project, implemented by the Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) is to support vulnerable children, present to them a positive role model, allow them to express themselves in a safe space and atmosphere, and improve their academic performance and behavior.
Our results in 2020
tablets were distributed to children at risk of marginalisation and their mentors to allow schoolwork to continue during Covid-19 lockdowns.
young people at risk of marginalisation reached by the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme we support in East Jerusalem.
mothers from East Jerusalem brought together to attend training in parental skills.
FCA also supports the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), an international programme of the World Council of Churches. The goal of the programme is to demonstrate international solidarity towards local churches and Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and to offer protection by presence. The programme sends volunteer observers to monitor the human rights situation in the area and report on any possible violations. The EAPPI programme seeks to ensure that human rights and international humanitarian treaties are respected in the area.