In The Name of God, the Most Graceful, the Most Merciful
The Mandela Institute for Human Rights and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society Launch a Joint Campaign for School Bags for Children of Palestinian Prisoners With the approaching of the school year 2004-2005, the Mandela Institute and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society announced the launching of their joint campaign titled: “Donate a School Bag for a Prisoner’s Child”
The principal objective of the campaign is to provide children of Palestinian political prisoners a good quality school bag for the year 2004-2005.
The bag will contain the necessary stationary supplies such as copybooks, pens, pencils, sharpener, eraser, ruler, etc. Families would not need to purchase any additional supplies.
Children of Palestinian political prisoners enrolled in schools from kindergarten to secondary levels throughout the different Palestinian provinces would benefit from the project.
The Mandela Institute estimates the value of the school bag and its contents to reach 100 New Israeli Shekels (NIS)
Implementation of the Campaign:
1- The campaign will be advertised through local newspapers TV networks;
2- Production of a TV program that will host one representative from the Mandela Institute and another from the Palestinian Medical Relief Society;
3- The campaign will announce acceptance of monetary donations;
4- Both institutes will advertise for bids from local stationary suppliers;
5- Families of prisoners will be requested to contact the Mandela Institute to verify eligibility and number of beneficiaries. The Institute will provide each family with a letter confirming eligibility in order to collect the appropriate number of bags;
6- Bags will be distributed through offices of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society as specified in the letters of eligibility issued by the Mandela Institute;
7- Both Institutes will resolve any emerging problem/s;
8- The campaign will run from Tuesday 27 July 2004 until 25 August 2004.
a- Palestinians, as well as others, will be invited to make monetary donations and drop them at the offices of either partner or to the following bank account: