Good evening everybody..On behalf of the Palestine Children Relief Fund, I really, express our gratitudes for this invitation you gave us to allow us to outreach to the students of the AUS, and PCC members. Thanks to the AUS, and PCC Apart from that, I myself will say something out of me, not the PCRF! I was a student at AUS, was awarded for being one of the most active students 2 times in four years! I was in PCC, Student council, and so many other clubs… and I really miss it!!! yet, I am really amazed that the PCC is taking this direction to get out of the university and alley with charitable and other organizations! Hats OFF… just to let all of you to know.. PCRF, what you will know get to know, was started as an idea, of a student of a university! So, you students are a valuable potential assetIn here, I am not coming to give you another lecture, NO.. You are having enough. I am fully cognizant that AUS is fulfilling that part, yea? So, no notes! No Yawing.. I will do my best to be quick, an
PCRF is a registered non-political, non-profit, organizationwas established in 1991 by concerned people in the ME lead by Steve Sosebee & late Huda MasariSosebee. We are officially and legally registered in USA and Palestine, the U.A.E. it operates solely as an unincorporated network of committed supporters. PCRF - U.A.E. does not engage in any fund-raising activities without the formal approval of properly licensed local entities based in the U.A.E. It provides free medical care to injured and sick children who are unable to be treated locally in Palestine. It has since expanded to help children all over the Middle East. Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and now we have a yamani patient planning for his treatment.Our works can be categorized into three main objectives under the umbrella of providing the needed medical treatment medical care of sick and injured children:
1,000 children, mainly Palestinian children, still, not limited to Palestinians!Children sent to all areas around the globe! North America, Europe, Chile, the Middle East and Australia for free care in cardiac, orthopedics, plastics, neurosurgery, urology, general pediatric, ophthalmology, maxillofacial, and other specialties. In here, I qoute Steve Sossebee words as he said“ we reached to a point, where PCRF is treating kids that we didn’t know, from villages we never been to, by doctors that we never met, in counties that we never visited” Children are cared for by host families, chapters and volunteers from all over the world. For each patient who is sent for treatment, a support team is formed to give all needed support. A host family is found to open the doors of their home for the patient child. As you know, the children of Palestine when they travel, they go to an almost totally different environment.
Weekly medical missions to West Bank and Gaza, since 2001 as I remember! As to be more sufficient, we arrange with our network of doctors around the planet earth, to travel to Palestine to operate surgeries, and give the needed medical specialized treatment. Each of those medical missions are formed of specialized doctors with nurses who operate as a team to offer the needed surgeries that cant be offered by the local available health services. So, can you imagine, 52 medical teams every year! 5 to 7 doctors and nurses each! Continuously, regardless of the situation!
So, we talked about Sending patients abroad for medical treatment and about the Volunteered Medical Missions. Now it is the turn for our third main type of work. It is the Humanitarian Relief Projects. As you know, it is always good and amazing to send patients abroad and to send doctors in medical missions to Palestine. Still, we are also concerns to develop and enhance the medical situation in Palestine. So, we regularly plan and implement projects accordingly. Summer camps for disabled youths: in Gaza, WB, Lebanon and Jordan!Handicapped Child Sponsorship Project: for supporters to handle the need of a child!Women Empowerment Project: to get the women work and get paid for livingEyeglasses for children: distributionWheelchair distributions: for needed patients who cant affordPowder milk for malnourished ChildrenSpecialized Mega projects: will follow next!
This is an A-Z project that PCRF dedicated to do for almost the last two years. It is the first Public pediatric oncology Cancer center in Palestine. The project scope included the actual physical building above BeitJala hospital as an additional floor. So, it started with the design, then, supervision and construction of the building as any civil construction project. then, all medical and hospital requirements as beds, medical equipments, rooms needs, kitchens, toilets, nurses and doctors room, etc etc.. 1.9 Million Dollars, privately funded by PCRF friends, supporters and volunteers!
As the pediatric cancer center in BeitJala, PCRF also had another project that was completed previously in Al MaqasedHospitasl in jerusalm, to found a pediatic Cardiac Surgery Department. That was started in 2003Over 2000 surgeries since 2003This project was and still the only of a kind in Palestine. As we always try to fulfill the needs! Now a new unit is proposed at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis
Charity Navigator: America’s largest Charity Evaluator. They rate according how much out of donations are spent on the projects? Check the accountability and transparency! And by the way, this is not a Hotel rating,, and 4 stars rating is their maximum :DBecause I know AUS students “the nerds” I got this definitions of the 4 stars rating:“ Exceed industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause” Best in America: ICA the “independent charities of America”. Though we as an charitable organization, we don’t work for the Americans, still, the committed support of our volunteer towards the noble cause, achieved this award!We were also endorsed by the X president of the USA,Mr Jimmy Carter. In UAE:We are always supported by HH sheikh Sultan and his wife, HerHsheikhaJawaher. And we get supported by sharjah initiatives as Salam YaSeghar!We worked with HH Sheikh MBR Foundation, and also worked with HRHHaya Bent al Hussain, the wife of Shiekh MBR. More will come once we talk about the UAE Chapter!
Established in 2006!We had and have committees asPatients affairs – and support teamsMedical affairsEvents committeeMedia affairsIT and communicationAs well as financial affairs and treasurer coordinatorTreated 66 Patients to Date already completed. We have 2 in UAE, and here attending this presentation, Kenan and Naji!We partner with the local legalized charities, as we r concerned about the sustainability of our chapter and activities in UAE. Thus, we follow the rules of the country, and collaborate with these entities . Also, we have partnership with medical facilities, clinics, and hospitals in UAE. Dubai, Sharjah, AD, Al Ain.. And seeking more and more.
Review of UAE Chapter in 2012Patients arrived in UAE for Medical Treatment since last year : 9LanaZeinTariq Jawad - 3 years oldHiba Kamal - 11 years oldAhmad Hussam – 11 years oldAlaa Awad – 1 year oldRumaysa Abu Rekab – 3 years old Abdullah Athamneh – 13 years oldNoora Ismail – 13 years oldHospitals provided the needed medical treatments: 6University Hospital of Sharjah: 2 CasesMoorfields Hospital – Dubai : 2 CasesEmirates Hospital – Dubai: 2 casesGerman Limbtech – DubaiWellcare Hospital – DubaiMedcare Hospital – Dubai2 patients are here, physically with us joining this presentation. You can meet them after this! And be part of their support team!
For each patient that we bring, we find a host family* and form a support team!We need more, this is an area you can help us and be part of it!!! Your help!! should help the child to adapt to the new environment and situation by finding ways to keep him engaged in positive activities must ensure that the child is present on time at all scheduled medical appointment Should take care of day to day logistical needs of the child Must record and report on every appointment or activity that the child participates in must respect and protect the privacy of the patient the child and there parent are our guests and must be treated with respect. Do not spoil them :p TimingConfirm next appointmentTake photosReport outcomeDon’t express opinionTeam LeaderMedical Transport TranslatorBlogger Tutor Outings
In this year of 2012, we had already more than 20 projects as you can see some of them!The projects we focus on can be categorized into three main categories:1- outreachevent: school, colleges and universities, and companies!Colleges: Zayed University, Dubai College of Higher Technology.Schools: Philadelphia, Australian, American Community, Dubai College , German, Emirates International2 – FundRaisingactivities: in collaboration with the local legal charitable entities. To support the PCRF Projects like the Cancer Center3- Awarenessevents: A- participating with the local event! B- patients activities!
Facebook and twitter, to approach all volunteers as much as possible. To keep them informed. And get them involved!!!We relay on volunteers and supporters!!!A joke, I have checked your FB, and I believe you have almost the same number of likes :PFirst giving: an online trusted website, to collect donations to support PCRF Initiatives!Reduce cash transactions!Transparency!!
-Do you think if you are getting the best of the medical services, you have no commitment for others who don’t?Do you think you can go forward in life alone? COMMUNICATING VESSLES! When you graduate from the best university in the region, and set next to another one from another university, do you think your responsibilities will be the same? NO.. Business ppl like to explain it under the topic of “supply chain management”. I am a physics bias :D-What happened in Gaza? 126 murders! 31 among them are children!!! 1037 injuries, 326 are children!!!-Your legacy in LIFE! Did you start thinking about it.. And working on it!! Your work with PCRF will keep you satisfy part of that.. And you will sleep happily at night! -And you keep in mind that PCRF doesn’t ask for much! Couple of hours of commitment is what is required! And that we will part of a team around the globe, working on saving lives. -Money from donors, we care about it, we spend it wisely! Financial awards!-Dedicated,,, working since 1991!! Huge number of patients! And still going-Transparent, just read our reports!-About Children, the Humanity cause!!-No religious, no political.. Our cause is the humanity of the children,, the Palestinian children in specific.. Those who should have gotten long time ago the equal rights of all other children! And still, this noble cause is what all nationalities and religions call for!! Still, we don’t discriminate among children, and doctors, and volunteers!!
So, PCRF is an organization that rely on volunteers.. And that is reflected on our mission! There are Critical words in this statement..Empower: to delegate tasks and responsibilities volunteers and supporters, under the supervision of PCRF. This is to maximize efforts, and maximize outcomes! All.. No racism, or discrimination against any nationality or background or religion. No place for political conflicts in PCRF!!Sick and injured… not only victims of wars and attacks. We target all Palestinian children, and expanding to the entire ArabWorld. Medicalcare: not just to be active after the children got attacked, sick or injured.. We try to enhance the medical care in order to be proactive!!Thousands of volunteers in 18 PCRF chapters, from Australia to Dubai, including Chile and the USA.No government funds are used to support our work. All what it takes is, commitment!! You can also help in many ways.
I repeat the we have 2 patients already here.. And another two who are being planned to arrive soon. You can meet them, get involved in their support team. They will be treated in Sharjah University Hospital, 10 minutes away from AUS!!!accompanying patients to their appointmentsProviding transportation Reporting Translating Tutoring Blogging and photo takingVolunteers and Coordinators: 2013We are seeking to Get more volunteers and empowering themAlso, we r working to Assign tasks and delegate more to get more coordinators on boardPatients Affairs:2013Target: 12 medical cases 6 prosthetic Cases – Approved2 Cases with Marc – Approved All over UAE!Medical Affairs:2013Outreach to the medical community to get more medical treatment, and medical missionsEvents:2013Allover UAE – All types of Events: Fund Raising, Awareness, and outreach to the communityEmpowering volunteers to handle their initiativesParticipate in local events, and outreach to the local charities and societies. Communicate more with the corporates, and enterprises
Now, towards the end, I believe you have gotten a good idea and a background about PCRF. I will kindly ask you to take a further step, register with us FB twitter, PCRF.net get involved linkAnd please, make sure to sign up the attendance sheet circulated among you. Your support will save lifes.. Just keep that in your mind!Just a final word, and I am sure your English teachers will like: “Punctuation”. If it “saves” lives.. Then, what do you think of committing to the PCRF and supporting its cause!Now, as we were talking about PCRF, what is it.. Howppl can get involved. How each can have his own initiative.. We talked how you can be part of PCRF. And how your support can build up you legacy in life!Now, a noble, an amazing initiative will be presented next. Please, allow me to introduce Wisssam Al Jayyousi.. Honestly, I wont say much about him, and his initiative,, I will leave it for him to do so! Bcoz, if I start talking about it, I will need more time than what I already spent!!Please, join me welcoming Wissam Al Jayyousi
Now, towards the end, I believe you have gotten a good idea and a background about PCRF. I will kindly ask you to take a further step, register with us FB twitter, PCRF.net get involved linkAnd please, make sure to sign up the attendance sheet circulated among you. Your support will save lifes.. Just keep that in your mind!Just a final word, and I am sure your English teachers will like: “Punctuation”. If it “saves” lives.. Then, what do you think of committing to the PCRF and supporting its cause!Now, as we were talking about PCRF, what is it.. How ppl can get involved. How each can have his own initiative.. We talked how you can be part of PCRF. And how your support can build up you legacy in life!Now, a noble, an amazing initiative will be presented next. Please, allow me to introduce Wisssam Al Jayyousi.. Honestly, I wont say much about him, and his initiative,, I will leave it for him to do so! Bcoz, if I start talking about it, I will need more time than what I already spent!!Ple
Introduction about PCRF Established in
1991 as a legal nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in the USA: • To arrange free care abroad for sick and injured Arab children who could not be adequately treated in their homeland. • To organize, coordinate and run volunteer medical missions to Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries to treat children locally and train local medical personnel, • To sponsor and run humanitarian relief projects, such as building the first public pediatric oncology dept in Palestine, a Child Handicapped Sponsorship program, free wheelchair distributions and many other projects.
Sending Children Abroad for Free
Care • Over 1,000 injured Arab children from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have had free care through the PCRF worth over $50 million dollars since 1991. • Children sent to North America, Europe, Chile, the Middle East and Australia for free care in cardiac, orthopedics, plastics, neurosurgery, urology, general pediatric, ophthalmology, maxillofacial, and other specialties. • Children are cared for by host families, chapters and volunteers from all over the world.
Volunteer Medical Missions to the
Middle East International Medical teams provide surgery in: • Pediatric and adult cardiac surgery • Plastic & Reconstructive surgery • Orthopedic surgery • Vascular surgery • Ophthalmic surgery • Pediatric urology • Maxillofacial surgery • Pediatric neurosurgery • Ophthalmology • Oncology/Hematology
Humanitarian Relief Projects• Summer camps
for disabled youths• Handicapped Child Sponsorship Project• Women Empowerment Project• Eyeglasses for children• Wheelchair distributions• Powder milk for malnourished Children• Specialized Mega projects
The Huda Al Masry Pediatric
Oncology Dept.14-bed department in Al Hussein Hospital in BeitJala, near BethelhemNamed after Huda Al-Masry, who helped found thePCRF and was the head social worker for 17 years.She passed from leukemia in 2009Will be the first public dept. for children inPalestine with cancer.Includes building the dept., providing equipment,training personnel, and social support for families.$1.9 Million project privately funded by PCRFvolunteers
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Dept. in
Jerusalem • Program started in Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem in 2003. • Over 200 life-saving open-heart surgery operations a year, (2000 total since 2003) • Volunteer surgery teams from all over the world train local personnel, while PCRF also builds infrastructure. • Only Dept. in Palestine for Congenital cardiac cases. • Now a new unit is proposed at the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis; due to the blockade and to provide extended care specifically to Gaza city.
PCRF – UAE ChapterHistory:• Established
in 2006• The largest most active PCRF Chapter out of 19 worldwide• Treated 69 Patients to Date• Partnered with local charities: • UAE Red Crescent • Al Maktoum Foundation • Mohammad Bin Rashid Foundation • Department of Islamic affairs and Charitable Activities • Partnered medical facilities
UAE Chapter in 2012: Patients
and Medical Records • Patients Affairs: – 12 Patients in 2012 – 2 Patients are still in UAE – 1 Patient is planned to arrive next month – 6 Prosthetic Cases are being arranged to be treated in UAE in 2013. • Medical Affairs: – Hospitals provided the needed medical treatments: 6 – Medical Missions from UAE to Palestine ( WB and Gaza): 2
UAE Chapter in 2012: Volunteers
and Supporters • Host Families: 6 families - Hosted the patients (with their companions) at their houses • Support Teams: 12 teams - Handled all logistics, transportation, outings, and medical appointments of the patients. • We Still Need More: - Host Families: Dubai and Sharjah! - Support Teams! • accompanying patients to their appointments • Providing transportation • Reporting • Translating Tutoring • Blogging and photo taking
UAE Chapter in 2012: Events-
Al Marakeb Boat Football Tournament- Halloween Picnic- Art for Palestine – Meem Gallery- Aqaba trip – Musandam, Oman- Dabkeh Lessons for Ladies- Dubai Marathon- Goodwill Journey- Inca Trail – Peru- Hike for their Life - Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb- Patient Abdullah Diving Course –the Pavilion Diving Center- Iftar for Life- Healing Hearts Dinner- Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) bazaar- Flea Markets at Safa Park- Out Reach Presentations- Orientation Biweekly Sessions- Mentoring New PCRF Chapters: Qatar and Jordan
UAE Chapter in 2012: in
the Media • Media Records: - Over 60 local, regional & global UAE Chapter mentions - Newspapers: 25 in 2012 - Magazine: 3 in 2012 - TV: 7 in 2012 - Radio: 2 in 2012 • PR Records: - Media Receptions and Press Release: 5 in 2012
Why should you join and
participate?! Motivation Why the PCRF To give something back as Non profit we are fortunate! Look at the news of what Dedicated Volunteers happened in Gaza What will your legacy be? Transparent This will be a part of it! Its all about the children The small part of life time could potentially make a big Non religious and non difference to the lives of political many! Just look at what they have achieved.
An Organization of International Volunteers
Our mission: "To empower volunteers from all social, national and cultural backgrounds to support the medical care of sick and injured children in the Arab world."Thousands of volunteers in 18PCRF chapters, from Australia toUAE, including Chile and the USA.No government funds are used tosupport our work.You can also help in many ways.
How can you help Help
can be provided in a number of different ways•Become a volunteer•Be part of the Patients SupportTeam•Provide products and/orservices•Run the marathon, join theteam on 25th January 2013•Become a host to a sick child•Make a donation to the PCRF•Have your own initiative!
UAE Chapter in 2012: Plans
for 2013Volunteers and Coordinators:- Getting more volunteers and empowering them- Assign tasks and delegate more to get more coordinators on boardPatients Affairs:- Target: 12 medical cases- All over UAE!Medical Affairs:- Outreach to the medical community to get more medical treatments, and medical missionsEvents:- Allover UAE- All types of Events: Fund Raising, Awareness, and outreach to the community- Empowering volunteers to handle their initiatives- Participate in local events, and outreach to the local charities and societies.- Communicate more with the corporates, and enterprises