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دمج الأطفال ذوي الإعاقة مجتمعياً
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الحملة العالمية للتعليم
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مسابقة " أفضل معلم في العالم "
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الخطة الاستراتيجية
التقرير المالي
التقرير المالي
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فينود راينا
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Success story - Marda

Marda is a Palestinian village in Salfeet district located 4 km to the north of Salfeet City. It has a population of 1967 people according to the PCBS statistics of 2007. The economy of Marda is mainly dependent on the agricultural sector which absorbs about 55% of the village’s workforce.  Due to the collapse in the agro-based economy in the recent decade, which is attributed to the Israeli restrictions on access to lands and water and the poor marketing of agricultural products, Marda is categorized among the most impoverished villages in the West Bank. Poverty rates among individuals amount to 49 % according to the Poverty Atlas, which was issued by PCBS in 2013. Marda is provided with water by the “West Bank Water Department‟ through the public water network established in 1994. In 2012, the rate of water consumption per capita in Marda was 75 liters per day, which is considered low if compared with the minimum quantity of 100 liters per capita per day proposed by the World Health Organization “WHO”. The village also used to make use of the small quantities of for-domestic-use water provided by 2 springs in the village.  During summer, water is cut off by the West Bank Water Department for long periods in the village because of:  1) Israeli control over Palestinian water resources and 2) The high rates of water losses due to the aged water networks in the village. This situation drives people to purchase water from the Israeli Company Merkorot- each three m3 costs 65 NIS. In late 2013, Marda Co-educated Secondary School took part in TCC’s Social Audit program, which is implemented with the intention to promote good governance through an active civil position of youth towards both curbing corruption and reinforcing the values of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public service-delivery. Thirty female and male students from the 11th grade from this school chose to audit “the rehabilitation of the Roman spring in the village”, a project accomplished by the Salfeet’s Regional Council in late 2012. The auditing process, which was performed in October 2013, revealed some technical defects in the rehabilitation process. In other word, the rehabilitation process seemed not in full conformity with the technical specifications provided in the tender booklet. For instance, after examining the project’s budget students saw that the regional council had not allocated enough funding to carry out the necessary work. This meant that the spring was still not properly connected to the water network, even after the rehabilitation. In addition, there was only enough budget allocated to repair the spring’s pump, when in reality it needed to be replaced, because it could not pump a sufficient amount of water. Examining the contract by students also revealed that the construction company had used cheaper and poorer quality materials than was stipulated in the contract. Moreover, the contractor had built one of the security walls surrounding the spring using these sub-standard materials, thereby increasing the risk that the walls may fall on community members using the spring. Students wrote a detailed report about the problems they had found and shared it with the Salfit regional council. They then arranged a public hearing to raise awareness about the problems, and asked the relevant authorities to respond. In response, the project’s supervising engineer, the donor agency, the regional council and the contractor came to an agreement that the contractor had to fix the identified problems. The contractor proceeded to rebuild the wall using the correct materials, painted all the walls surrounding the spring, and cleaned up the dirty water. The process led to increasing the efficiency of the spring, which nowadays secures about 6650 m3 of clean water yearly, which, in turn, is expected to lead to an increase in water consumption per capita in the village.

It’s TCC’s firm belief that promoting democratic governance in Palestine requires above all the full engagement of youth in governance issues. For this TCC will keep working in cooperation with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education and other relevant actors on building the capacities of youth, school students and citizens to monitor and audit the various public policies, plans and developmental projects implemented in their communities.