Friends & Family,
We're very excited to be annoucing our initiative, Gaza Girl Coders and are priviledged to have the support of PCRF for our campaign.
Gaza Girl Coders is a non-political, non-sectarian charitable initiative that aims to give girls aged 14-18 practical skills in coding, problem solving, and critical thinking. Its objective is to empower Gaza’s rising generation of women so that they will have the confidence to pursue opportunities in technology. Learning to code enhances career prospects, earning power and socio-economic standing. Training will be provided by UNRWA teachers or by a local full-time qualified IT graduate teacher. We hope with help our initiative in the future could reach both boys and girls in our region regardless of nationality or religion.
1st Year Target: impact 1,000 girls aged 14 to 18 who will learn to code in a 40-laptop lab
3 Year Target: impact 10,000 girls by funding three labs in different schools
We (Selma & Mufid) will personally oversee this initiative and contributors will be updated on our progress. We will cover all administrative and other costs related to the initiative, ensuring 100% of contributed funds are applied directly towards our beneficiary school girls. All funds received are under the auspices of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund through its Gaza Urgent Relief programme, with full transparency and reporting.
How your donation helps:
$100 Funds a month of servicing per lab
$250 Funds a new laptop
$500 Funds a laptop plus software, set-up & initial training
$1,000 Funds a month of salary a local IT graduate lab teacher
$2,500 Funds one term of tuition per lab, benefiting 320 girls
$7,500 Funds one year of tuition per lab, benefiting 960 girls
Thank you very much for any support you may give us!
Selma & Mufid
The PCRF is a legally-registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Arab youths in the Middle East. We have provided thousands of children life-saving care based on their need, not on religion, gender, nationality or sect.
The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run international, volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, in additional to locating free medical care abroad for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The PCRF is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been abroad for millions of dollars of donated care, and over 10,000 have had complex surgery by our visiting medical missions to the region. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East.
|Emily Levin||01/16/2016||$100.00||Basim Faris||03/24/2015||$500.00||Raed Taji||03/12/2015||$250.00||Alf Mabrook Mufid and Selma. I hope you have a long, loving, happy, healthy, and prosperous life together. I am sorry I missed sharing your very special day. I hope our paths will cross soon.||Omar Al Kadi||03/05/2015||$500.00||Lina Khayatt||02/20/2015||$250.00||Mufid and Selma, Basil and I were so sorry to have missed your wedding. We hope you had a fantastic time (pics look amazing!) and wish you a wonderful life together. We are so humbled by this initiative - truly amazing and we are very happy to have the opportunity to be part of it! Hope to see you both soon, Basil & Lina||Amir Garadaghi||02/19/2015||$350.00||It is an honour to donate to this cause. I'm sorry we missed your wedding Mufid & Selma (the pictures are spectacular!) but we do hope we can see you soon! Zahra and Amir||Anonymous Friend||02/19/2015||$300.00||Fantastic initiative.||Ghalia, Karma, Karim Ayoubi||02/18/2015||$100.00||Really inspiring work guys!!!||Maurizio Raffone||02/02/2015||$250.00||Fabulous initiative by two wonderful people!||Mufid Shawwa||02/01/2015||$300.00||Mufid Shawwa||02/01/2015||$300.00||Mufid Shawwa||02/01/2015||$600.00||Artemis & Yvonne Bellonias||01/24/2015||$500.00||Dear Mufid & Selma, We truly admire you for having chosen such a great way to help the girls of Gaza and wish to both of you a very happy married life.||Celine Lefebvre||01/01/2015||$100.00||better late than never....||Anonymous Friend||12/10/2014||$3,000.00||Anonymous Friend||12/06/2014||$250.00||Congratulations! What a great cause to support.||Jamal & Souha Nakhleh||12/05/2014||$600.00||Dear Mufid and Selma, Mabrouk again. Wish you happiness & health. Jamal & Souha Nakhleh||Anonymous Friend||11/20/2014||$400.00||Mufid and Selma, you are an inspiration to all of us x||Mufid Junior||11/19/2014||$250.00||You are so awesome Selma and Mufid! What a great cause! Well done on raising awareness about the importance of this highly valued yet underrepresented skill in our world! Let's get the Gazan girls coding!||Ferase & Dima Rammo||11/13/2014||$500.00||Dear Selma and Mufido, Congratulations!!! Wishing you both a life filled with health and happiness always. We wish we could've made it to your wedding. Hope to see you in Greece this summer. xxxx Dima & Ferase||Tawfic Khoury||11/12/2014||$2,000.00||Farid & Hana Asfour||11/07/2014||$500.00||Dear Mufid & Selma, congratulations for your wedding! We send you our warmest wishes for your new life together and our contribution to this kind purpose. Farid & Hana Asfour||Maria GARCIA||11/04/2014||$250.00||Your brilliant ideas never cease to amaze! Thank you for launching this initiative, dear Selma and Mufid. May your efforts on this front be reflected in the countless numbers of young, independent girls who will lead their communities toward a brighter tomorrow. May your new chapter together as life partners bring much deserved happiness. We are so fortunate to have you as good friends. Blessings to you both, always. Xx L&M||Margarita & Ernesto With Love||11/04/2014||$300.00||Muy agradecidos y honrados de poder ser parte de esta iniciativa y haber podido compartir con ustedes un momento tan especial. Los queremos mucho y los esperamos con los brazos abiertos en Washington. Fuerte Abrazo Ernesto & Margarita||SELIM & VERA CHECRI||11/03/2014||$400.00||wishing you all the best! Selim & Vera||Hana Odvrsova||11/03/2014||$100.00||What a great cause! Congrats again and hope to see you both in Miami soon :-)||Bouchra El Mansour||11/02/2014||$150.00||Selma and Mufid, lovely couple, I am blessed for being part of your union, what a beautiful wedding! I wish you a long lifetime together full of love and happiness. Great job on this Gaza girls coders initiative! " It's in giving that we receive". Thank you. Much love, Bouchra||Mufid Shawwa||11/02/2014||$2,000.00||Mufid Shawwa||11/02/2014||$1,500.00||Dearest Mufid & Selma - Alf mabrouk and warmest wishes. Lots of love.||Mufid Shawwa||11/02/2014||$1,000.00||Mufid Shawwa||11/02/2014||$1,500.00||Mufid Shawwa||11/02/2014||$4,000.00||Ghia Saad||11/01/2014||$600.00||Dear Mufid and Selma,Wishing you a happy married life filled with love, peace and harmony. Congratulations, Imad & Ghia||Anonymous Friend||11/01/2014||$1,000.00||Congratulations Selma and Mufid!! What a great initiative!||Rima & Jamal Akl||10/31/2014||$400.00||We donate to this cause in your names with great pleasure. Wishing you both all the best in your life together.||SAKIS&DORA KALLITSANTSIS||10/30/2014||$1,000.00||Leila Jallad||10/28/2014||$600.00||Dear Selma & Mufid. We are so so sorry we were not able to share your special day. We hope your love for each other will continue to shine and grow with you. We are so happy you chose PCRF and what a superb initiative. Inshallah you will be able to continue along this road we pass our hopes and dreams into your generation's capable hands. Much love hope to see you soon. Leila & Saleh Jallad.||Amanda & Henrik Ottosson||10/27/2014||$350.00||Congratulations Mufid and Selma, it was a beautiful wedding and we are so happy to have been part of it! Great initiative, let the Gaza girls rock! Amanda and Henrik xx||Housni Benkiran||10/27/2014||$1,000.00||Mounir Benkiran||10/27/2014||$100.00||Taieb Benkiran||10/27/2014||$100.00||Meriem & Omar Naji||10/27/2014||$200.00||Agence Maev Safae & Selma||10/27/2014||$200.00||Romana Koudelkova||10/26/2014||$100.00||Dear Selma and Mufid, sincere congratulations for your wedding, many happy wonderful years together and good luck with this noble cause. Many hugs, Romana||Taoufiq & Fatima Iraqi||10/23/2014||$300.00||Muna Kassissieh||10/20/2014||$250.00||Had a magical time in Marrakech, and especially at the wedding :) . Congratulations - Wishing you all the best .. XX Muna K.||Carina Silva||10/19/2014||$300.00||Back in Paris, we really thank you for these special moments we lived together during these days. This was a beautiful ceremony, and we had really good time. We are honored to have such friends, and we wish you all the love that you deserve. Thanks for creating this donation and hope this will help palestinian girls. With much Love. Carina & Yoann||Farouk Abou Rahal||10/18/2014||$250.00||A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world. congrats Mufid and Selma.||BOUKILI ISMAIL||10/18/2014||$250.00||What a great initiative and a lovely couple. We wish you all the best. With love. Kiki & Ismaïl (the very hot guy)||Fouzia and Jean Schmitt||10/18/2014||$400.00||Wish you enjoy all the pleasures that togetherness brings in life. May your life hereafter be filled with happiness and delight. Good luck for the days to come.||Marlen Engeler||10/15/2014||$250.00||Tiffany & Faye Homsi||10/14/2014||$350.00||Congratulations Mufid and Selma! What a beautiful initiative! May you always be blessed with love and happiness and continue to spread it as you do with this charity. Lots of Love, Faye and Tiffany|