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Gaza: The Child Centre Organises a Field Visit to the General Directorate of Fisheries

The Child Centre-Gaza oragnised a field visit to the General Directorate of Fisheries – Marine Environment Monitoring Department at the Gaza Port, on 11th February 2020.  Students of Atfaluna Society School for Deaf Children participated in the visit through the “Fab Lab” programme for children with hearing impairments.

Engineer Waleed Thabet, General Direcor of Fish Farming in the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza, welcomed the children and accompanied them on a tour of the directorate and introduced them to its facilities. The Children explored the marine environment and its various components, and saw different types of fish. They also saw some laboratory operations and analyses of fish scales and internal bones, to discover the ages of the fish and determine their types. They also learned how to measure the fish’s lengths and weights. They saw rare fish on a tour of the fish museum, and those available in local markets in a visit to the market in Gaza City Known as the "Hesba."

The “Fab Lab” programme provides a free scientific space for children with hearing impairments, as a part of the 2020 spring programme cycle at the Child Centre-Gaza. It aims to allow them to delve into the enjoyment of science and its exploration, in a manner consistent with their physical and intellectual abilities. The programme runs until the end of April 2020.