PfP SkateQilya featured on NBC News

From NBC News:  The following article on SkateQilya, a project sponsored by PfP, appeared on NBC online SEP 2 2017, 5:30 AM ET Skateboarding Camp Helps Palestinians See Beyond West Bank Walls by PETRA CAHILL and LAWAHEZ JABARI Abdullah Milhem takes to the air on a ramp at SkateQilya in the West Bank. Adam Abel / NBC News QALQILYA, West Bank — Residents in this Palestinian city never see the sunset; Israel’s imposing security wall blocks the view towards the west, and much else. Now, a skateboarding summer camp in Qalqilya is helping kids to see a new horizon. “When you get on the skateboard, you don’t think about all the problems you have. All you’re focused on is that you have to stay on the board and not fall,” said Abdullah Milhem, a 17-year-old from Qalqilya who first picked up a skateboard five years ago. He says

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PfP is excited to fund the renovation of the SkateQilya ramp as well as partially funding the skateboards and helmets for camp participants! Take a look at this awesome footage of GIRL ON WHEELS: In 2013, when Kenny Reed came to Palestine to help us build our skate camp, he met Rama in the village of Jayyous. Rama, who was 12 at

PfP receives local news coverage

Philadelphia Fox News featured a story on its news programming about Playgrounds for Palestine in May 2002, after founder susan abulhawa traveled to Jenin just after a major invasion of a refugee camp by Israeli occupation forces.

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Remembering Salah Ajarma, our beloved brother

On July 14th, Playgrounds for Palestine joined friends and family to remember Salah Ajarma, our dear friend, comrade, and brother who passed away in April 2021. Salah was an integral member of PfP and over the years he became family to all of us. He was a man of integrity, passion, and unwavering commitment to justice and his country. He dedicated his life to empowering his community, especially young people, and in the process created a school, a kindergarten, and spectacular community center in the heart of Aida refugee camp, where young people could go for recreation, music, art and dance lessons, after school help, and more. He touched so many lives, and all of us are better people for having known him. We miss him terribly, but we will continue in the legacy of

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This donation, our first to PfP, is to honor the children that see beyond conflict, and remind us to be ever present.