The Gaza Summer Games team would like to thank all of you who have given generous donations to support the Games, and the Gaza Marathon fundraiser. The donations received were, however, not enough to cover the expenses of Summer Games, and all our efforts were not enough to get donors to provide more funding.
It is with our deepest regret that the Agency has decided that we are not going to be able to stage Summer Games this year. Instead, funds donated will be used to support our “Special Children Special Needs” initiative, which provides dedicated teams of paediatricians, nurses and counsellors to identify and address medical problems, psycho-social issues and socio-economic challenges of the nearly 13,000 children who fail all six of their subjects at UNRWA schools. Your contribution will therefore directly impact the future of these children and provide them the respect, dignity and needed support for their development as positive, productive citizens of the Gaza Strip.
Thank you again for your generous support to the development and education of the children of Gaza. We look forward to working together with you to ensure the return of Summer Games in Gaza in 2013.
We thank you for your continued support to UNRWA and the refugee community of Gaza.