Post submitted by Elham Palestine executive director Huthayfa Jalamna and communication specialist Alla Atari. Elham is a nationwide program extending throughout Gaza and the West Bank that aims to improve the physical, mental, psychological, and social well-being of Palestinian children and enhance their learning environments to become more conducive to that well-being. It is the Middle East setting of whole child partner Learning for Well-Being and focuses on the principles and framework developed by the Universal Education Foundation.
Imagine growing up under one of the most controversial political conflicts in the world. Today millions of Palestinian children are spending their childhood living in unstable and harsh environments to the detriment of their learning and development. Palestinian principals, teachers, counselors, and even students are striving to provide a healthy and stimulating learning environment despite the lack of resources and the stressful atmosphere.