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Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in General News

Help the Children of Gaza sail to Freedom on Nov. 30th Support the mini-Ark project

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Nahla, Mariam and Jamal with the mini-Arks (model boats) they helped assemble and will sail out to sea on November 30. Like messages in a bottle, these small boats, emblazoned with the names of sponsors from around the world, will hopefully wend their way across the Mediterranean, carrying the hopes and wishes from Palestinian children in Gaza to the world.

“You can help brighten a dark path. Lead the way and sail with the children of Gaza towards freedom.” said Heba Hayek of Gaza, a member of Gaza’s Ark committee.

These efforts to launch mini-Arks are to spotlight the inhumane conditions under which the Palestinians in Gaza, and particularly the children, live. In addition, groups all over the world, from North America to Europe will sail small boats on their lakes, rivers and swimming pools and stage supporting actions on the same day, November 30th.

We are asking you, without delay, to:

1) Sponsor a Mini-Ark individually, in partnership or through a local organization. Share this sponsorship opportunity with others through word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter, your blog or any other social platform you have access to:

2) Create a Mini-Ark Action: Make your own Mini-Arks with your children and/or children in your community. Write a message of solidarity or write: “Gaza: End the silence! End the Blockade!” Take pictures/video, send it to us and we’ll post it on online. We will share your images with the children of Gaza. This is a deeply symbolic act of hope that is sure to bring a smile to all involved!

Please also Like us on Facebook and ask others to like us too. Every person counts! Tell anybody and everybody: help us end the blockade and the silence:; and Follow us on Twitter and ask your followers to follow us too. Tweet and re-tweet about the Gaza Mini-Ark project using “mini #GazaArk”:

Join the mini-Ark Facebook event:

Stay tuned for our next announcement. We want everyone who reads this plea from the children of Gaza to help them ‘sail their boats to freedom.

The mini-Arks initiative is supported by a growing number of Palestinian organizations in Gaza, including:
Al Amal Institute for orphans –
El Wedad association –
Atfaluna association –
Rehabilitation and development program for women –
Dr. Haider abed el Shafi Center for Training –
Society and Family development association –
For Palestine children ( Atfal Palestine) –
Al Qalaa center for training and development –
Zahrat E-Tfoola
National agency for family care