Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy
Summary: Provide funding for Children's Therapy and Education Needs in East Jerusalem
Recent unrest in Jerusalem has disrupted grade school children who need individualized remedial and therapeutic instruction. These services, reliably provided by the Spafford's Children's Center in East Jerusalem, have been financially impacted at a time when these services are needed most. Spafford is an well established and trusted children's educational charity that has been in operation in Jerusalem since 1925. Club and District Grant proceeds will provide 11 weeks of instruction to 28 students in the subjects of Arabic, English and Math. Upon award of the grant, the funding will be sent directly to The American Friends of The Spafford Children's Center, a USA Based 501(c)3 arm of The Spafford Children's Center, allowing Spafford to secure teachers and reserve spaces for the children in the classes. Club members will participate by reading children's books in English, and recording and uploading them to a cloud server for teachers to use as tools to improve conversational English. The club will also participate by viewing video taped school presentations by the students. These videos will form the basis for a club meeting program during the year. Club members will also write simple letters to be sent to children for them to read, providing them connections to new friends in America. We anticipate the project will be completed be completed by December 31, 2021.
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".
Tier 3 district grants require a written spending plan to be included with your application. What specifically is $3,020 intended to buy? An example might be that it would "pay registration fees for 10 children to attend therapeutic drama classes." Get as specific as you can. Remember that TRF grants cannot be used for "the operating, administrative, or indirect program expenses of another organization". It will facilitate your reporting if you can nail down the specifics of your investment so that the acknowledgement letter you get from the charity (your receipt) can reflect how they are to spend your gift.
by Marianne Barker
Reminder. In order to be considered for funding, your grant application must be signed by the primary contact person and the 2021-22 club president no later than June 1, 2021. To initiate the process, click the "start signature process" button on the Administration side of the Description tab. Do not send to district leaders for signatures, send only to the two responsible club members. Thank you!
by Ines Crespo
Todd Fischer and Ines Crespo have been removed as signers. Your required signers are your club grant chair and your 2021-2022 club president.