Al Madad Foundation and PCCDS Win Prestigious Global Award
We are delighted to announce that a project funded by Al Madad Foundation, which was conceived and carried out by the Palestinian Center For Communication and Development Strategies (PCCDS), has won a 2024 Zero Project Award.
The Steps project is the only one of its kind in the West Bank and works with students with audio-visual disabilities living in 19 refugee camps to provide them with screenings, spectacles, and hearing aids and run integration activities to ensure they are fully accommodated in school. Since its launch in January 2023, the project has carried out 1900 screenings and provided 548 pairs of spectacles and 90 hearing aids.
The goal of the Zero Project, an initiative of the Essl Foundation and run in partnership with the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre, is to create "a world without barriers”, and find and share solutions that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities. This year’s shortlist was made up of 164 Innovative Solutions from 62 countries.
AMF is extremely proud of its partnership with PCCDS and the dedicated implementation team that has continued this important work despite the severe challenges posed by recent events.
Palestinian Center For Communication and Development Strategies (PCCDS): Founded in 1999 in the city of Hebron, Palestine, PCCDS has been awarded several international awards in entrepreneurship, development projects, women’s support and youth empowerment projects.
‘Steps’ Project is funded by AMF and carried out by PCCDS. This project targets students with audio-visual disabilities from refugee camps in the West Bank which will contribute to improving the quality of education based on the fourth goal of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Plan.