Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Film 'Swimming Camp In Gaza' - Stories from the KL - Palestine Film Festival 2016
Watch this heart warming short documentary at KLPFF2016 both days between 5.30pm-7pm. Swimming Camp In 2016, there were no summer camps in Gaza due to UN funding cuts and children were left with a void during the summer school holidays. The ten year long siege means that there is very little recreation for children and the desolate conditions make it imperative that they be productively engaged.
Viva Palestina Malaysia stepped in and raised funds to sponsor a swimming camp. 120 Palestinian children were given free swimming lessons and graduated after 20 classes. The project was implemented by North Gaza Cultural Center and supervised by Rowad Society for Social Development. The pool was generously built through the contribution of The Italian Center for Cultural Exchange.
VPM fully supports such initiatives as they provide a brief respite for these innocent children from what is surely one of the most dreadful living conditions in the world.