From Gaza to Formula One: Khan Younis students go for gold with recycled car

16 June 2011

A group of students from UNRWA's Khan Younis Training Centre (KYTC) in Gaza has created a Formula 1-style car out of mostly recycled parts. The students decided to embark on the project as part of this year's prestigious Formula Student competition.

Today, after weeks of moulding, sanding, and painting, the students and their teacher ran an official test drive of their car. In just a few weeks, they hope to travel to the Silverstone Circuit, UK to take part in the contest.

Because of the Israeli blockade on Gaza, most of the parts for the car had to be manufactured at the centre's modest workshop.

The team is urgently seeking up to US$40,000 in donations to ship their car and travel to the UK. To arrange a donation, contact Leslie Thomas: l.thomas@unrwa.org