August 2014 Newsletter


…helping children reclaim their childhoods

August 2014

NBC 10 of Philadelphia Segment on PfP

NBC 10 – Philadelphia traveled to Palestine and did a story Playgrounds for Palestine. They visited the community space we built in Aida Refugee Camp and spoke to the kids and to the wonderful Salah Ajarma, Director of Lajee Center in Aida.

Click HERE to watch the segment.

PfP’s Palestine Director

PfP would like to welcome our new Program Director in Palestine, Esperanza Shanan.  Esperanza grew up in Kobar, a village in the Ramallah district and currently lives in Ramallah.  She is fluent in Arabic, English, Spanish and Bulgarian.  She is an experienced physical therapist and community organizer.  She has an extensive history working to empower children and families in Palestine.  In particular, she has worked to advance access for children with special needs.  We are very grateful to have her on our team and hope you will join us in welcoming her when she visits us in March for our annual fundraiser in Philadelphia.  Esperanza is pictured below (white t-shirt) at a recent workshop she conducted for children in Lajee.  Topics included environmental responsibility, recycling, team building, and leadership.



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2019 Annual Gala. Thank you!

Thank you so much for coming out to support Playgrounds for Palestine at our annual gala! It was an incredible night of food, music, and fun. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, volunteers, speakers, staff, and to Olive Press Eatery for catering.

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“After the ‘Cast lead’ attack on Gaza, PfP shared a video of the kids finally able to go outside where there still stood a (PfP) playground.  It still brings tears to think about the joy of those kids swarming the playground…  It really brought home the great work PfP does. “