UNICEF: How girls built a library in the Gaza Strip

In Gaza, a UNICEF staffer describes how, in the midst of hopelessness, a group of determined Palestinian girls are building a library- and their future. Read more here…

“The girls of the Sokaina school decided they wanted a library. Most schools in Gaza don’t have one. And those that do usually have a limited range of books. The students knew that it wouldn’t be easy – they would be challenging social attitudes about what girls can do – but they wanted to prove that they could create a beautiful library inside their school.”


“Everyone needs hope, especially young people. If hope dies, in any place, then there is always the risk of young people turning to risky behaviour and even violence.”