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Launching the Global Action Week 2014 ActivitiesMonitors quench citizens’ thirst for improved service delivery in PalestineEqual right, equal opportunity: inclusive education for children with disabilities The Central Arbitration for the Social Audit ProjectClosing a Training Session on Project CitizenStudents in Palestine empowered to make a difference in their communities through Social Audit Project -Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (a.y. 2013-2014). dvv international, UNESCO, UIL and ICAE launch 2nd Global Report for Adult Learning and EducationThe Second Political Participation Conference Issued a Request to the International Social Forum for the Need to Adopt A global Social Feminist Forum in 2014Our Students Evaluating ProjectsPalestinian Feminist Educational ForumChronicles from Rio+20 The education we need for the world we wantThe Global Campaign for Education Kicks OffGlobal Campaign for Education- Media Outreach about the Realities of Childhood in Palestine Government schools with damageGaza Schools Address Environmental Problems When the students succeedAmeria School Students Brief Jenin Governor on Pollution IssuesMeeting with Coordinators of Local Educational Councils600 Students Implement the Social Audit ProjectLocal Educational Councils- Training Workshop in Development of Intervention Projects to Improve the Educational Environment
دمج الأطفال ذوي الإعاقة مجتمعياً
دمج الأطفال ذوي الإعاقة مجتمعياً
الحملة العالمية للتعليم
الحملة العالمية للتعليم
مسابقة " أفضل معلم في العالم "
مسابقة " أفضل معلم في العالم "
الخطة الاستراتيجية
الخطة الاستراتيجية
التقرير المالي
التقرير المالي
فينود راينا
فينود راينا
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Success story - Nur Shams

Nur Shams is a Palestinian refugee camp located three kilometers to the east of Tulkarem city- Tulkarem district- in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics’ census, the camp had a population of 6479 inhabitants in 2007. Nearly 95% of the camp’s inhabitants are refugees. Nur Shams was established following Al-Nakba in 1952 on an area of 226 Dunums.  In 1998, after the signing of Wye River Memorandum between the PLO and the Israeli government, the camp was transferred to the full control of the Palestinian National Authority. The camp has two UNRWA elementary schools “One for boys and the other for girls” and one health center run by UNRWA as well. It’s worth noting that the two schools in the camp are still in poor conditions and are listed on UNRWA’s agenda for replacement once the needed funds are secured.  Similar to other Palestinian refugee camps, the inhabitants of Nur Shams experience very miserable HRs conditions and lack access to basic services and infrastructures including drinking water and sewage networks. The camp has also suffered from both the widespread of disabilities “3.8% according to the narrow definition” and the social exclusion of persons with disabilities. In 2012, Nur Shams’ Primary Girls School, which included 8 mobility disabilities in that year, took part in TCC’s HRs & IHL program. 32 girl students from the 8th grade were trained on the HRs Civic Link technique, a technique applied by TCC with school children and youth to reduce the prevalence of HRs violations in Palestinian neighborhoods. Following the training, the 32 students started to list and document the various violations of the Human Rights of girls with disabilities at their school based on various treaties under the IHRL including the Convection on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The students selected “the lack of access of girls with disabilities to fundamental school facilities like the computer lab. And library- located in the school upper floors” as the violation that is in need for quick intervention. Following a deep analysis of the violation, identifying its causes and implications, defining duty-bearers and right-holders and linking it with certain provisions under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, students met to discuss the various possible alternatives for this violation from the perspective of IHRL and decide on the most realistic one based on available resources.  Students discussed then the advantages and disadvantages of several alternatives to the aforementioned violation. This discussion was accompanied by an analysis of the public policies and structures related to the rights of persons with disabilities.  Students finally decided the “Construction of an elevator” as a solution for that violation. As part of the relevant action plan, students met with the heads of the education and rehabilitation divisions of the UNRWA. The effort made by students yielded the adoption of their idea by the administrative bodies of UNRWA.  The construction of the elevator was commenced during 2012, but for problems related to the funding amounts, the latest stages of the elevator project were postponed till 2014. It’s expected that the construction will be completed during the months of May and June of this year “2014”.  The elevator will mainly benefit girls with disabilities at the target school.  The number of girls with disabilities at that school varies from a year to another, but it remains within the range 8-12 each year.