Community Mental Health Programme has marked on Tuesday, 4 May, 2021, the end
of ‘Sports for Smile’ Project in one of the clubs the project has been
In a festive
atmosphere, the ceremony was attended representatives from Al-Hilal Sports Club
and GCMHP, who celebrated the end of the project together of the children who
benefited from the project.
Dr Yasser Abu
Jamei, the Director General; Qusai Abu Odei, Director of External Relations
Department; and Hasan Al-Shaer, Project Coordinator, together with Mr Ayed Abu
Ramadan, Head of Al-Hilal Sports Club; Mr Saaed Al-Madhoun, the executive
director of the club; and Husam Al-Baz, the financial director.
Mr Al-Shaer introduced the event by thanking
the administration of the club and the children, who have been given the space
to externalize their thoughts about the project and how it benefited them.
Dr Abu Jamei, then Delivered a brief
speech, which he started by thanking the German Corporation for International
Cooperation (GIZ) for their generous donation, which has made it possible for
the Palestinian Children to live the unique experience of Sports for Smile.
He also said thank you for the administration
of the club and the coaches who worked during the crisis situation of
coronavirus pandemic which affected all aspects of life in the Gaza Strip, and
also thanked the children who unfailingly attended the activities and abided by
the protection procedures.
Mr Abu Ramaran, on his part, expressed
his gratitude for GCMHP for implementing “such kind of important projects, which
play a significant role in improving the psychological wellbeing of the
children,” making an appeal for continuing the work on carrying out more
projects of such kind.
The children also expressed their
happiness and shared their positive experiences during ‘Sports for Smile’.
At the end of the ceremony, gifts and
certificates of recognition were handed in to the girls. The coaches and the
club administration were presented with plaques in recognition of their
Other clubs are due to mark the end
of ‘Sports for Smile’ project in the few