World Bulletin / News Desk
A Turkish aid association, Cansuyu, is constructing a 600-children capacity orphanage in Gaza.
Construction of approximately a million USD worth centre is expected to conclude by the end of 2012.
Cansuyu's Ankara Chairman Sukru Gok told AA on Thursday that they decided to set up this centre in 2009, after the second Intifada.
He stated that they started building the orphanage three years ago however the due date of the completion was extended because of Israel's embargo. "It was even forbidden to bring a single nail to the region. If Israel's embargo has not been applied, the centre could have opened today."
Gok also added that they cover hundreds of children's expenses in Gaza and underlined that the centre based on 2500 square metre will serve 600 children.
Moreover, Gok highlighted that they will be providing education to the children at the centre too and said, "Children will receive education. There will be sports activities taking place too as well as a computer hall. Also big entertainment halls have been built for children to enjoy their free time. After the school, children will come to the centre. We are setting up a good quality rehabilitation centre for children with nervous breakdowns. There will be a religious educations too. Even though the war is over in Gaza now, these children need help more than anytime. That is why we still keep being sensitive about it."
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