Cycling4Gaza 2017
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Cycling4Gaza 2017
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Cycling4Gaza is an initiative founded by a group of determined and passionate young individuals in the wake of the 2009 war on Gaza. Its mission is to raise awareness about the on-going blockade on the Gaza Strip and to raise critical funds for carefully selected non-profit organisations that work to support Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees through education and healthcare. Cycling4Gaza provides a unique method to connect with Palestine through annual cycling challenges and various community awareness events and activities. For detailed information on fundraising history and for visual accounts of each of the challenges, please click here.

Unicef estimates 373,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psycho-social support. However, given the continuous strain on health resources, mental health issues are often sidelined, leaving thousands of children without appropriate medical attention to heal their traumas and mental scars. If you would like to understand more about mental health trauma please click here.

In 2015, Cycling4Gaza supported the newly launched mental healthcare project in Gaza with the PCRF, where 1,200 children were screened and subsequent treatment was provided. Due to the success of the project and the vital need for providing mental care for children in Gaza, we have chosen to support this project for 2017. In an effort to continue to raise awareness and essential funds, Cycling4Gaza #C4G2017 will once again support the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Pediatric Mental Health Project in Gaza. The goal is to assess children’s needs, provide them the service they require, and train social workers in Gaza on the topic. We are dedicated to raise 250,000 USD to support the development and execution of the project for a year. In an effort to do so, 55 cyclists from all over the globe will be cycling 250km over 3 days from Avila to Madrid, Spain on the 24th of September.

The Projects Aims are as follows:

  • To provide free medication to patients who are in need of support
  • To hire eight professional psychologists and psychiatrists to provide mental health counseling for children for the duration of one year
  • To provide weekly and monthly group counseling for 200 high risk children and 80 mothers to teach them mental health coping skills
  • To Support three summer camps in Gaza where counselors run intensive counseling for 200 high risk children to teach them coping skills for dealing with PTSD

ABOUT The Mental Health Program

The 2014 war on Gaza left thousands of children injured not only physically but also psychologically. Today, approximately 373,000 children in Gaza suffer from emotional and psychological trauma and are in dire need of mental care support and reintegration into society.

The objective of the Gaza Mental Health Project is to assess children’s needs, provide them the service they require and to train social workers on administering screening questionnaires. Over 1,300 children have been screened by 5 field workers to date and their subsequent programs are currently being developed.

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Mona Chalabi 10/04/2017 $50.00 So proud of you all! xx
Anonymous Friend 10/03/2017 $500.00 Congrats to all cyclist and thank you for representing the children of Gaza and this amazing cause.
A I 09/28/2017 $500.00  
Issra Mosdiq 09/26/2017 $100.00  
Rabea Ataya 09/24/2017 $2,000.00  
Zeena Ismail 09/17/2017 $580.00 Deposit
Khaled and Dana AN 09/15/2017 $1,160.00 Remaining fees
Rabea Ataya 09/13/2017 $1,328.00 Funds - remaining fees
Tamara Ben-Halim 09/13/2017 $2,200.00  
Joanne Kubba 09/12/2017 $580.00 Expenses Payment
Dana Aboura 09/10/2017 $580.00 Deposit
Mohamad Jardaneh 09/09/2017 $580.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/09/2017 $200.00 Very happy to donate to such a worthy cause
Leen Sadder 09/08/2017 $580.00 Remaining fees
Riham Aboura 09/08/2017 $580.00 Deposit 2
Rawan Abukishk 09/07/2017 $420.00 Registration
Zara Hannoun 09/07/2017 $1,100.00 Complete Expenses
Ramzi Tarazi 09/07/2017 $580.00 Deposit
Ziad Toqan 08/31/2017 $560.00 Deposit II
Anonymous Friend 08/28/2017 $3,500.00 Registration cycling for ghaza
Dina Al-Hasan 08/28/2017 $1,087.00 Registration
Normi Rauf 08/15/2017 $560.00 Deposit final
Omar Lababidi 08/08/2017 $1,090.00 Registration
Serene Farah 08/06/2017 $100.00 Proud of you as always, rockstar Dina!
Tarek Al-Jabi 07/26/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Salwa Abu-Wardeh 07/17/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Salwa Abu-Wardeh 07/17/2017 $575.00 Registration Fee-C4G 2017
Ghada Miftah 07/14/2017 $560.00 Registration fees
Rabea Ataya 07/10/2017 $570.00 Registration Fees II
Rabea Ataya 07/10/2017 $645.00 Funds for Project Installment I
Anonymous Friend 07/07/2017 $1,000.00 Love you all!
Linda Eid 06/30/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Samia Kallidis 06/23/2017 $510.00 DEPOSIT
Luma Shihabeldin 06/22/2017 $510.00 DEPOSIT
Nadine Habayeb 06/22/2017 $510.00 Deposit
Sarah Raslan 06/17/2017 $560.00 C4G Registration II
Tarek Dajani 06/17/2017 $560.00 C4G Registration Funds II
Randa Khalil 06/13/2017 $1,100.00 Registration for cycling4ghaza
Rola El Husseiny 06/10/2017 $1,080.00 C4G 2017 Registration fees
Ghada Miftah 06/07/2017 $520.00 C4G 2017 registration fees
Dina Dajani 06/01/2017 $1,080.00 Registration Fees
Nour Al Taher 05/31/2017 $570.00 C4G 2017 registration fees
Zaina AlHalabi 05/30/2017 $560.00 C4G 2017 registration fees
Zineb Bekkali Pennese 05/29/2017 $1,080.00 C4G17 Registration fees
Zeena Ismail 05/26/2017 $520.00 DEPOSIT
Normi Rauf 05/23/2017 $500.00 Deposito por favor :)
Joanne Kubba 05/15/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Mohamad Jardaneh 05/15/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Nour AL Taher 05/15/2017 $516.00 Deposit
Dana Aboura 05/14/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Riham Aboura 05/14/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Zaki Bahmeit 05/09/2017 $520.00 Deposit!
Tarek Al-Jabi 05/09/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Nicole Abi Esber 05/09/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Sarah Raslan 05/09/2017 $520.00 Deposit :)
Leen Sadder 05/09/2017 $520.00 Deposit for C4G 2017
Ziad Toqan 05/09/2017 $500.00 Deposit
Ziad Toqan 05/09/2017 $20.00  
Zaina AlHalabi 05/07/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Rabea Ataya 05/03/2017 $520.00 Deposit
Tarek Dajani 04/27/2017 $520.00 DEPOSIT!
Anonymous Friend 04/27/2017 $130.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/27/2017 $130.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/22/2017 $515.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/22/2017 $515.00 Deposit
Zeena Salman 04/16/2017 $500.00 Deposit
Anonymous Friend 04/12/2017 $500.00  
  Total $44,651.00  
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