Poor quality education is almost like no education. It’s not enough to get children into school – it’s equally important to ensure that they gain literacy, numeracy, interactive, life and learning skills.
In a fast developing world, it is necessary for young people to have access to education that can equip them with the necessary skills to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. While the conversation in the United Kingdom and other Western countries is dominated by innovation and the use of advanced technology, most Palestinian children don’t have access to up-to-date electronic devices or science labs in their schools, if at all. Without access to quality education, young Palestinians will continue to fall behind, and will be more likely to face financial and social challenges.
The Education for Life Programme aims to improve children’s academic outcomes and enhance their personal development. It plans to achieve this by creating a Respectful, Inclusive, Safe and Enriching educational environment for all children supported by our projects.
Our Trustees are keen to support projects that provide innovative and holistic solutions to educational challenges
Nahaleen schools teacher training project
This project aims to support children and improve their educational outcomes across 6 schools in the village by introducing the evidenced-based Socio-Emotional-Learning (SEL) Model - a model proven to help children living in challenging circumstances. The project will work with and benefit 3 groups in this community: 1,885 children from Year 1 to Year 9, school staff (teachers, education consultants and school management) and parents.
As part of Ajyal’s COVID-19 response plan and in line with the Foundation’s R.I.S.E Programme which aims to improve access to high quality education for Palestinians, Ajyal and its Ramallah-based partner have developed a Support and Learning Pack for Parents and Kindergarten Staff. The Support Pack will provide long-term support (beyond the current pandemic) to address challenges in early childhood education that pre-existed the pandemic. The Support Pack seeks to address the psychological, social and educational needs and the impact of the pandemic and other crises on children aged 6 and under–– the majority of whom do not receive formal education and support. It also aims to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) provided to children at the kindergarten level. In the Palestinian context of occupation and the routine disruptions to normal life, this project will provide regular guidance for parents and kindergarten staff. Once finalised, this Pack and its guidebooks can be reproduced to support Arabic speaking