school present programs try to rehabilitate older children through a
vocational program, and serve younger children through an academic program.
The vocational program emphasizes life skills development by making
carved Olive Wood articles and Christmas hangers, while the academic
program emphasizes on the necessary education needs of the child in
his/her daily life.
Teaches the young children toread and
write alphabets and numbers, to identify pictures and figures and to
exhibit their creative abilities in drawing pictures, building blocks,singing, dancing and so on. For olderchildren they are taught English,
Arabic,Mathematics, Science, Computer, and other subjects.
Includes physical exercises like running,
jumping, outdoor and indoor games, and several other activities that
entertains, educates, and keeps the children in good physical shape.
Several instructors provide the older
children with the training and tecnieques of carving Olive wood (which
is a popular source of incoum in the Bethlehem area). The children are
learning how to make Olive Wood articles such as Crosses, birds, fishes,
Nativity Sets, and wooden Christmas hangers. Profit out of selling these
items is being used as an income source for the school. You can buy
such items and in the same time support those children. (click
here to know how)
The school charges only very nominal fees for
its services, and that too from only those who can afford to pay. Poor
students are excepted from paying fees of all kinds. The school also
provides food and drinks to the children during the day.
school owns only one small van that is used to transport the poor students
to and from the school, while the other children pay money to taxies
to provide them with transportation. Since we only have one van we can
only provide free transportation to a limited number of our students.
A lot of our students had to drop out of our school because they can’t
afford to pay for their transportation. Therefore, one of our immediate
needs is to buy new van or bus to be able to provide all of our students
with transportation. We are looking for generous donations to provide
the needed transportations for our students, thus preventing them from
going back to streets.