Shoe distribution in Hebron

This year the TIPH will be handing out approximately 900 pairs of shoes to children from different parts of the H2 area of Hebron. The shoes that are distributed are made in Hebron. They will be distributed through the Women Program Center at the end of Ramadan, starting from the 15th of November in order for the children to be able to wear the shoes during Eid al- Fitr. (Hebron 14.11.2003)

The shoe boxes have been designed as a board gameHebron 14.11.2003: As Ramadan is soon to end and Eid al-Fitr is just around the corner, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) has initiated a project for the local community. It has been a tradition within the TIPH to distribute food, clothes etc. to parts of the local population during religious festivities such as Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Ramadan.

This year the TIPH will be handing out approximately 900 pairs of shoes to children from different parts of the H2 area of Hebron. The shoe boxes have been designed as a board game and in addition to a pair of shoes contain a notebook, a pen and a toy. This has been done both to give the children receiving the boxes an additional surprise, and it is also meant to promote the TIPH and to create more knowledge about the TIPH’s work in the community and about the mandate.

The project is run by the Community Relations office in TIPH, which main task is to engage in small scale projects in order to support charitable work, culture and sport. On a yearly basis, the Community Relations department in TIPH spends around 1.4 million shekels each year in Hebron city, project Manager Jan Hugo Holtan says: This money is spent additionally to the normal cost of maintaining the mission in general, which is covered by the six member countries. The TIPH projects focus on women, children, culture, education health and infrastructure.

The shoes that are distributed are made in Hebron. They will be distributed through the Women Program Center at the end of Ramadan, starting from the 15th of November in order for the children to be able to wear the shoes during Eid al- Fitr.