Children of Aida and Beit Jibrin

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Children from Bethlehem’s Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps talk to Mondoweiss about their life in the camps. Filmmakers Sheren Khalel …and Abed al Qaisi wanted to know exactly how much the children understood about the military occupation going on around them, and how normal they believed their lives were. With

Aida Kids Express Their Thanks..

The amazing kids from the Aida refugee camp showing major love to our beautiful board member and founder of PfP, Susan Abulhawa. “Who brings happiness for the children, all the borders will open for him.” Bless you children and bless all our donors for supporting these projects!!

July 2015 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods July 2015 Dear Friends of PfP, We’re happy to report that we just completed the installation of three playgrounds, two of which were ready in time for the Eid celebrations. We’d like to share with you some photos and a letter we received from Lajee Center, in the Aida

Aida Phase II

Last year PfP funded the creation of a landscaped space for play and recreation; and this year we returned with a beautiful play system, installation beginning July 10th, 2015

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

June 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods June 2014 Dr Ahmed Alkhateeb Takes PfP to the Summit of Mt Rainier! Congratulations and gratitude to Dr Ahmed Alkhateeb, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard, and his friends for climbing Mt Rainier in support of PfP! Dr Alkhateeb and his fellow mountaineers started the climb on June 6th and

May 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods May 2014 Thank You For Another Wonderful Annual Fundraiser! Our annual gala was a resounding success and a beautiful evening. Our theme was “Places, People & Play”, we went over capacity with attendees, who came despite a downpour of rain and limited parking!  To see more, please watch this video

November 2013 Newsletter

  Can’t see images? Click here to view in browser Dear Friends, Please forgive us for being so quiet over the past few months.  Rest assured that we have been working diligently behind the scenes to build more infrastructure of play, love, and community. Take a look…. Lajee: “It’s like a piece of paradise”  Mothers

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a child in the midst of genocide…

“I feel like it would be better if I died with my mom. It is better. I’d rather not see this suffering and pain that I’m witnessing. I mean everyone I valued and loved is gone.” This little girl speaks to the condition of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children traumatized beyond our imaginations. “this

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Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives, can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world where everyone is an equal and valued participant.