Four schools in central Gaza have been provided with desalination units, after funding from a UK charity allowed the project to go ahead, according to the Palestinian Information Centre.
An opening ceremony was held yesterday by the Nour Al-Marifa Association at Al-Arouba High School in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. Dozens of people and officials from the education ministry, including Minister for Education Sabri Saidam, attended to express their support and gratitude for the project.
In a speech, the head of the association Abdul-Jalil Ghurab said that students’ use of dirty water was damaging to their health, and that it was this concern that had prompted his organisation to seek funding for equipment to provide safe drinking water.
The project was funded by UK Islamic Mission, a charity based in London that has been active in granting funds to developing countries since 1962.