Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Down Syndrome in Gaza
Alwaleed Philanthropies granted $1 million to Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Down Syndrome in Gaza, Palestine, helping to cover 50% of the center’s operational costs for 5 years.
The center aims at merging children with Down Syndrome with the local society and raising community awareness. Comprehensive rehabilitative services are provided including educational, social, and health development in accordance with the highest standards and under the supervision of the Right to Live Society (RLS).
RLS is non-governmental charity organization, established in 1993 as the first and only society to care for Down Syndrome citizens of the Gaza strip. The organization offers the following services: medical, social work, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, speech/language and hearing, and skills development. In 1998, HRH Prince Alwaleed funded the construction of the new permanent RLS headquarters. By 2000, RLS was serving 400 individuals with a staff of 100 employees.