Education

We believe education is the key to tackling poverty and creating hope for the future for the Middle East.

If you long to see an end to poverty, conflict and inequality in the Middle East, you can make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable women and poor children by giving a regular gift to our Education programme.

By giving a regular gift, and becoming a Futuremaker, you will change lives.


or call us today on 01494 897950 or email info@embraceme.org

Investing in education is one of the most powerful and effective ways to lift people out of poverty and equipm them with the skills to help themselves and transform their communities.

Here are just a few ways your regular gift can help:

Supporting children in school through bursaries

Embrace provides bursaries for children at 17 Christian schools in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

We want to extend this scheme to help more children get the education they deserve.

Children like Karim whose father died suddenly of a heart attack. Karim has been living with his disabled mother and two sisters in one very small room. Despite sleeping on the floor every night, Karim says, ‘It is true, we are very poor, but we are happy together and can manager with whatever god provides, thanks to him!’

Karim dreams of being an aerospace engineer; he loves science and maths. When speaking of the bursary he receives from Embrace he says, ‘I am lucky and sincerely hope they will continue helping me to start in school in the coming years.’

 

Fighting inequality in rural Egypt

In Rural communities in Egypt, many women are seriously disadvantaged by their lack of education, and as a result, employment opportunities. Embrace partners with organisations like Think & Do who run Life Schools, providing women aged 15 upwards to develop skills in literacy, maths health and hygiene and much more.

Sara grew up illiterate which left her with low self-esteem. After attending the Life School against her husband’s wishes, he beat her for defying his orders. But thanks to Sara’s education, she saw that a business partner of her husband had been cheating him. Together they were able to persuade the supplier to give them the money they were owed. Sara’s husband now gives her a lift to the Life School on the back of his motorbike as he doesn’t want her to miss any more of her life-changing education.

 

Meeting special educational needs in Lebanon

Six-year-old Amin is deaf, and with his family has had to flee from his home in Syria and find a home in Lebanon.

Amin was accepted onto the Early Intervention Programme (EIP) at Lebanon’s Learning Centre for the Deaf after his parents took him to a consultation session.  Amin had been struggling to communicate, even with his family and his behaviour was difficult to manage. The EIP supports Amin and his family. The Centre helped him find a school, bought him the right kind of hearing aid for his specific disability and is helping his whole family learn how to communicate together.

Amin’s mum says ‘He is attending school just like his siblings and other children his age. He loves communicating through sign language and we have hope that he will be able to finish his studies and find a career’.

Amin, Sara and Karim’s lives have been changed because the work of our partners, only made possible by supporters like you.

or call us today on 01494 897950 or email info@embraceme.org