The Middle East Children’s Alliance

(MECA)

Maia Project: Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Palestine

Maia Project: Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Palestine

MECA works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. MECA provides humanitarian aid, partners with community organizations to run projects for children and supports income-generating projects. In the US and internationally, MECA raises awareness about the lives of children in the Middle East and encourages meaningful action.

The Maia Project (Arabic for “water”) works to provide Palestinian children with clean, safe drinking water for tens of thousands of Palestinian children by installing water purification and desalination units in schools throughout the Gaza Strip.

Humanity 4 Palestine has teamed up with MECA to help the Maia Project obtain a new water system that will be built for Rafah Preparatory Boys School & New Rafah School which serves approx. 2200 pupils, including 5 years of water system maintenance.

In Gaza, 95% of water is unfit for human consumption. Numerous military attacks on the Gaza Strip have devastated its water infrastructure and the ten-year siege of Gaza has created a shortage of pipes, building materials, fuel and electricity. The water in Gaza is polluted with untreated sewage, agricultural chemicals and it is brackish from seawater. Gaza’s water crisis poses grave health risks to children.

Support us to bring clean and healthy water to school children in Gaza.