Our name: Al Fakhoora

Al Fakhoora, takes its name from a UN school in Gaza's Jabaliya refugee camp that was the scene of an attack by Israeli tank shells in 2009.

The attack resulted in at least 43 fatalities which included children, and 100 victims suffered life-altering injuries.

Our campaign symbolises an outcry against targeting schools during war, and the safekeeping of educational institutions during aggression.

The school was being used as a shelter for those who were fleeing hostilities. The symbolism of the name 'Al Fakhoora' as a refuge, and a place for compassion and care, is very significant to us and is mirrored in the support that we receive from our partners, who offer us their continued time, guidance, funding and facilities.