by Rochelle Gause
We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to RCF’s fundraising campaign to cover the cost of installing a water purification and desalination unit in a kindergarten at the Rafah Children’s Kindergarten. Because of this effort, 145 children will benefit from having regular access to clean water.
The Kindergarten, located on Salah Edin Street in Rafah, is run by the Early Childhood Education Association. The unit will be built, tested, customized, and installed with local labor in the next three months and will consist of 80% local materials.
Members of the MAIA Mural Delegation, including RCF board member Andrew Meyer, are spending two weeks in Gaza in July during which time they are painting a mural on the Rafah Children’s Kindergarten, fostering a connection with the Rachel Corrie Foundation that we hope to continue for years to come!
In our most recent endeavor, the Rachel Corrie Foundation is teaming up with the Olympia Peace Scouts to pilot a pen pal, drawing, and video exchange program with students at the kindergarten and at a United Nations (UNRWA) elementary school in Rafah.