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

Girls on Wheels

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 the time, is an inline skater and also a character in our documentary film. She was the first girl skater we could find, and as you will witness in …this video, she becomes the first skateboarder in Jayyous. Let’s help Palestinian kids learn how to fly!    

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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COVID-19 Response

On April 21st, Playgrounds for Palestine sent a survey to our donors about using some of our funds for a COVID-19 emergency direct aid.  The response from our supporters was overwhelmingly in the affirmative.    Families throughout Palestine have been hard hit by the pandemic, particularly those who rely on income from day labor in Israel.  The villages of East and West Toura, southwest of Jenin are no exceptions.  They were historically agricultural communities that produced wheat, olives, tobacco, and various produce.  However, as Israel confiscated nearly all village farmlands in the early 2000s, breadwinners were forced to work in Israel as day laborers.  Since the pandemic lockdown took effect in early March, few have been able to work and families have been

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