Unicef estimates 373,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psycho-social support. However, given the continuous strain on health resources, mental health issues are often sidelined, leaving thousands of children without appropriate medical attention to heal their traumas and mental scars.
In an effort to raise awareness and much needed funds, Cycling4Gaza is excited to announce that #C4G2015 will support the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund newly launched Pediatric Mental Health Project in Gaza. The goal is to assess children’s needs, provide them the service they require, and train social workers in Gaza on the topic. To date, social workers have received extensive training on administering the two screening questionnaires prepared by the medical professionals assigned by the PCRF.
Over 1,300 children have been screened to date and their subsequent care program is currently being developed! Stay tuned for updates.
Check out the video below for more details.
We are thrilled to be part of this initiative and look forward to your support this year as we prepare for the 2015 cycle (the details for which are coming shortly!)