Basma Special School holds a meeting with students’ parents

On Wednesday, Basma Special School held a meeting with the parents of the first, second and third grades; In the presence of the School Principal, Mrs. Doaa Abu Mutlaq, The Deputy Director Ms. Sanaa Breeka, and the stage teachers.

Mrs. Duaa Abu Mutlaq welcomed the attendees, pointing out that the participation of parents in these meetings shows how much they care about their children, and their keenness to enhance and develop their abilities and skills, this is in the context of activating the role of parents and achieving progress in their children’s academic level.

Also presented the progress mechanism in the various lessons and methods of explaining and clarifying the basic skills in mathematics and the Arabic language, in addition to the most important behavioral problems facing the teachers and the parents, and  proposed methods to overcome these problems

At the end of the meeting, parents’ comments were listened to and discussed in order to conduct the educational process properly.

The school administration clarified the necessity of parents’ commitment to attend such meetings and commended those who committed to attend.

“Emaar” receives a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP)-Administration

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation in its headquarters in Khan Younis governorate received a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP)-administration, the delegation included Mr. Mohammed Al Jamala, the programs manager at the WFP, and Mr. Ramzi Al-Swerki, program coordinator at the Ministry of Social Development, where they were received by the Deputy General Manager of Emaar MR. Emad Isleem.

For his part, Mr. Isleem welcomed the visiting delegation, emphasizing the depth of the relationship between Emaar and the World Food Program, noting that this cooperation entailed the provision of meals on a daily basis for the benefit of all children with disabilities who receive their services in “Emaar” through Basma Special School, Atmakan Center for Special Education and the audiological rehabilitation group at Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy.

The visit was conducted for an overview of the overall situation around the program implementation mechanism in “Emaar”, where the visiting delegation expressed their pleasure about the mechanism followed in implementing the program in terms of supply, conservation, storage, preparation, and distribution to children as part of safety and public health measures. After that,  the visiting delegation toured Basma School classrooms and looked at the food storage place and the preparation of meals as well.

In turn, Mr. Isleem thanked the World Food Program for its pioneering role in supporting and promoting the health of Gazan society members, especially those with disabilities, as well as the Ministry of Social Development for their efforts in supporting and continuity of the program.

Emaar distributes school bags with generous support from Muslim Care Malaysia Foundation

With generous support from Muslim Care Malaysia and in the presence of its representative in Palestine, Mr. Ahmed Ayesh Al-Najjar; Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation at its headquarter in Khan Yunis, distributed school bags for children with disabilities in Basma Private School.

for more details, the General Director of Emaar, Mr. Anwar Abu Musa, said that: Muslim Care Malaysia is one of the partner institutions with Emaar, which is proud to work with to serve the local community. Especially children with disabilities, for whom the foundation has provided many activities and projects to improve and enhance their conditions, and integrate them into society properly and effectively.

Mr. Abu Musa added: Today, 80 school bags were distributed to children with disabilities who are enrolled in the classes of Basma Private School; Noting that this activity was included in the (Back 2 School) project implemented by the foundation in Gaza Strip.

During his tour of the school, Mr. Al-Najjar expressed his pride in Emaar Association and its leading role in serving a marginalized group in Gaza Strip that deserves more and more attention and care, which is children with disabilities, referring that Muslim Care Malaysia has supported this category through many local NGOs in Gaza Strip.

On his part, Dr. Rami Al-Ghamry the Chairman of Emaar Association expressed his thanks and appreciation to Muslim Care Malaysia; and its representative in Palestine, Mr. Ahmed Ayesh Al-Najjar for their keenness and appreciated cooperation in serving the local community; especially in the difficult circumstances of Gaza Strip.

Enable Training Center holds a meeting about (Determining the Training Needs)

In the presence of the Emaar Association’s Deputy Director General, Mr Imad Esleem, and the training file coordinator, Engineer Bissan Abu Mustafa, the Enable Training Center, a conglomerate of the Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation, held a meeting on “Identifying the Training Needs for the Team of the Education and Rehabilitation Departments in Emaar Association.” with Dr. Ahmed Abu Nada, the rehabilitation expert in the Gaza Strip, and Mr. Alaa Al-Askari, a specialist in rehabilitation and special education.

According to Eng. Bissan, the association is interested in growing and improving the team members’ skills to stay on top of the most recent advancements and updates in their line of work.

The team will also receive training on various contemporary rehabilitation programs offered worldwide and new assessment methods in various fields of rehabilitation, according to Abu Mustafa. The strengths and obstacles that the work team mentioned were observed in their fieldwork. He continued to analyze them and develop an integrated training plan to strengthen their strengths, address weaknesses, and remove obstacles.

In her closing remarks, Eng. Bissan thanked Dr. Ahmed Abu Nada and Mr. Alaa Al-Askari for their admirable and valued roles. She also mentioned that a distinguished and integrated training program for the work team would soon be implemented and that graduates and other interested parties would be welcomed to participate.

Emaar Holds Needs Assessment Workshops for Beneficiaries of Basma Private School

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation held, at its headquarters in Khan Younis, workshops entitled “Determining the needs of the beneficiaries of Basma Private School and measuring their satisfaction with the services provided.” This workshop is within the activities that the association of the community participation of stakeholders in the planning, design, and development of projects, programs, and activities provided by the association to citizens in the southern Gaza Strip Gaza.

The workshops targeted a sample of students with disabilities who benefited from the services of Basma Private School and a discussion with the students’ parents. The Director-General of the Emaar Association, Mr. Anwar Abu Musa, started the workshops by welcoming the students and their families. He indicated that these activities come in the context of Emaar’s interest in the participation of beneficiaries in the design of projects, programs, and activities and measuring their satisfaction with the services provided to improve and develop services to meet their needs problems and priorities.

The association’s project team ran the workshops. Several topics were discussed, most notably the economic, social, psychological, educational conditions of students and their families, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent war on the sector in May 2021 on children with disabilities. There was also a discussion about the reality of the services provided in the southern governorate in general and the level of satisfaction with the services offered by Basma School in particular. Finally, the workshop organizers listened to the aspirations and suggestions of the beneficiaries of students with disabilities and their families to design future interventions that consider what they were referring to.

The beneficiaries indicated their great satisfaction with the level of services provided by Basma Private School, especially during the small number of centers and institutions that deliver high-quality services to the southern region of the Gaza Strip. They also expressed their happiness and great desire to attend and participate in the workshops organized by the association within the framework of community participation adopted by the association since its inception.

At the end of the workshops, the organizers thanked the parents for their great confidence in the association’s services provided to their families, stressing the association’s efforts and its centers to meet their needs.

Emaar Welcomes a Delegation from the UNICEF

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation welcomes a delegation from the UNICEF, represented by Ms. Amani Jouda, childhood and nutrition officer, and Dr. Safaa Abo Orof, childhood protection officer.

During their visit, the delegation made a tour inside Basma Special School and Emaar’s centers to learn about the services provided by the Association.

Ms. Amani also expressed her pride in such Association that works with a clear vision and mission and targets one of the most marginalized groups in the Gaza Strip.


With a Cost of Half a Million Dollars: Emaar Pursues the Construction Works at Basma Compound for People with Special Needs

Khanyounis – Media Office

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation confirmed that the construction works at Basma Compound are in progress, noting that the first floor of the building has been completed on an area of 1100 sqm and the Association is ready to start the construction of the second floor.

Dr. Rami Alghamri, the chairman of Emaar, emphasized that the total cost of the two floors is half a million dollars funded by the Arab Fund for Economic Development and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

He added that the Compound will include a school, an ideal kindergarten, an academy for the talented kids, a rehabilitation center, a playground, and green fields.

Finally, Alghamri praised Kuwait’s support for the Palestinian people especially under the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip

Poverty Reduction department conducts field research on Basma School students

The field research team of Emaar Association conducts field research to identify the living conditions of Basma school students and assess the possibility of helping them to improve the educational and rehabilitating services provided to this marginalized group.