Arab Evangelical School, Hebron

Children in the classroom
Where are they?: 

Hebron, West Bank

What do they do?: 

Provide the highest standard of academic and social education for children from economically challenged families.

Who benefits?: 

300 students, between 4 and 12 years old.

  • The children follow a curriculum with a special emphasis on music and literature. They are taught English from an early age.

  • Most  students come from very poor homes affected by heallth problems, bereavement or the current conflict. The school has a long waiting list.

  • There are about 20 boarders at the school. They return home to visit their parents at weekends and during school holidays.

A rapidly-growing deaf unit offers special training for students with hearing impairments. The school aims to reintegrate children into mainstream education within a couple of years.