Educational Program

The Palestinian Society for Cancer Care implement “Reem Educational Center” to re-educate and integrate Cancer children, aged 6 to 15 years, in their schools and classrooms, according to their places of residence, and according to the age group they reached before the disease.

About the program

Due to the suffering of cancer patients and their families in Palestinian society, especially in the marginalized areas of the Gaza Strip, as difficulties on the level of health and the inability to follow up the study at school or university, due to absence from school or treatment travel abroad, or the effects of treatment doses on educational ability, children with cancer suffer from disorders and low educational level. As noted by the specialists and academics in the Society, the absence of any systematic educational program within a prepared academic framework according to the frameworks and strategies of the Ministry of Education and UNRWA, and lack of interest in forming of remedial educational plans and curricula commensurate with the therapeutic health status and knowledge level of the child.

Hence, the Palestinian Society for Cancer Care decided to implement “Reem Educational Center” to re-educate and integrate Cancer children, aged 6 to 15 years, in their schools and classrooms, according to their places of residence, and according to the age group they reached before the disease, and preparing of remedial educational plans by specialists for each subject, to facilitate the subject and simplify it according to the health status of the student, and not inconsistent with the content of the curriculum, and achieve the objectives set by the Ministry of Education, and integrating education with psychologically supportive activities, and recreational activities, to include the educational and psychological aspects, and to enable university students to complete their educational careers.

Services Provided in the program

  • Re-educating Cancer children, from the age 6-15, and re-integrating them in their schools.
  • Integrating education with psychologically and recreationally supportive activities, to include the educational and psychological sides.

Activities and Events of the educational program

Music Education

Reem Educational Center held a series of lectures to teach music to Cancer children, within recreational activities and psychological support for patients.

Measuring the level of tests

Reem Educational Center held level measerment tests at the beginning of the second semester. The tests included the four basic materials for all stages in the center,  these tests follow a special method of dealing and teaching Cancer students.

In campaigns targeting children with cancer

The Reem Center held a "Cleanness is My Slogan" campaign for Cancer children, through which they performed cutting and hairdressing for children. The children were happy to have their hair styled beautifully. The campaign is part of psychological support for children...

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