Educating and boarding disadvantaged children from the West Bank in a caring Christian environment.
Describe the need affecting community
Education is a basic right for all children around the world, yet in many parts of the West Bank children are not receiving a proper education, for those who do receive an education, one in five will not make it past the fifth grade. The lack of completing education, and not getting the high school certificate has an impact not only on the life’s of the children themselves, but the development and progress of entire community. The political, religious and social factors are playing a massive role in this issue. Poverty especially in the developed countries is a major factor that prioritized child labor; since education is not free in our country, parents prefer to send their children to government school, (with low standard of education) or send them to a vocational workshop to generates income for the family – even if low paid. Schools that provide quality education charge high school fees, but on the other hand maintain high school certificate that enables student improve their and their families future.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Hope School has been addressing the issue of quality education by providing the best quality education almost free of charge to students who are marginalized or have problematic social backgrounds. Knowing that without being at Hope School the child will be selling gum in the street. Hope School has also dressed the issue of hosting boys with very complicated social backgrounds at its boarding section, those students have no place to go or get abused when leaving back home.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To develop an enhanced and sustainable project that provides best-quality education and home-like place of residency to underprivileged children in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
A decrease in the number of students drop out of school without finishing the secondary education. – Students with social and financial obstacles get quality education and a home like atmosphere to study and live in. – Provide brighter future based on c