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Palestine
We're raising money this year to build at least 5 new playgrounds in Palestine. Click here to learn more about this project.
There are hundreds of thousands of kids in Palestine that deserve play and respite from war.
Some of the first playgrounds we built were in the West Bank and they are still thriving play areas today.

There are 2.7M people in the West Bank, of which 37% are 14 and under. In comparison, in Canada, 14% of the population is under 14. The average age in the West Bank is 20.8.

Even though Gaza is only 225 square kilometers in size, its population is estimated at 1.7 million people of whom 765,000 are children. The average age in Gaza is only 16. Unemployment reaches 41.2%, and 37.6% of people are living below the poverty line. The 2015 war in Gaza, along with ongoing incursions and embargos on food, water, and basic means of life continue to make the situation unendurable for the local kids. The traumatized youngsters are in urgent need of relief from the war imposed on them by extraneous adult, political, and religious authorities.

The children of Gaza are forced to endure terrifying and lasting consequences of the deaths and destruction they have witnessed during their short lives. Some of them have lived through three wars. A report published in 2016 by Save the Children, entitled “A Living Nightmare: Gaza One Year On”, says that 551 children were killed in the 2015 war and 3,436 were injured, of whom 10% suffered permanent disability. In addition, one Israeli child was killed during the war, and 270 injured.

Playground Builders has established excellent and reliable partnerships in Palestine with organizations that know the communities and are able to make recommendations for playground locations that will have the most beneficial impact on the kids.

Since 2007, Playground Builders has built 17 playgrounds in the West Bank and 6 playgrounds in Gaza.

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Check out this video of our playgrounds in the West Bank (courtesy of Sharek Youth Forum in Palestine).

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