New life, pain free!

Doha is a school student who lives with her family at the Beach Camp in the Gaza Strip. Doha suffers from acute teeth problems, but the family could not possibly take her to a dentist due to financial restraints and other urgent needs.

Doha’s family heard about Caritas Jerusalem’s project from a neighbor and brought her to our Medical Center to inquire of the dental services that we provide. Her mother explained about their dire financial situation and the inability of the family in affording a proper treatment for her daughter.

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After a multi and continuous checkups, the dentist decided that Doha’s case is urgent and needs to be treated immediately. After a few visits to the dentist her condition improved greatly and she was no longer in pain. The dentist also recommended her to abstain from sweets and other food that is unhealthy to the teeth and advised her to brush her teeth regularly.

A month later, the mother came back to the clinic bringing with her Doha’s report card. “Thank you Dr.” she said “I just wanted to show you how her performance at school improved after the treatment. Finally, my daughter can concentrate on her schoolwork free of pain!”

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Update on the psycho-social support services for women groups in the marginalized areas- Gaza Strip

Jan 18

During December 2017, an average of 32 sessions have been implemented in Sawarha, Mawasi, Musadar and Maghazi.

Caritas Jerusalem in Gaza reached out to 195 women during December while during the extension period, we were able to reach out to 472 women.

Each session had particular aims that relate to the previous one. All these sessions aimed to decrease the stress thatwomen might suffer from.

These sessions discussed the following topics:

  • Acquaintance and Confidence building.
  • Stress Management.
  • Techniques of dealing with Children.
  • Techniques of dealing with Others.

The following activities were implemented during the sessions:

  • Oral and written expression activities.
  • Psychodrama (an action method, often used as a psychotherapy, in which the beneficiaries use spontaneous dramatization, role playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives).
  • Narrative stories.
  • Relaxation activities for reducing stress and pressure.