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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
فينود راينا
فينود راينا
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Towards Creative Change in Palestinian Education
Success story - Faquoa

Faquoa is a Palestinian village in Jenin District, located 12 Km to Northeast of Jenin City.  It has an area of 10100 dunums and according to the PCBS´s Population, Housing and Establishment Census 2007, the village had a population of 3588 people in 2007. Most of the village residents are dependent on the agro-based economy “agriculture and livestock” to support their living. But due to the collapse of the agro-based economy in the recent decades, the village’s workforce started to move to other sectors, and reliance on the agricultural sector is substantially decreasing. According to the Poverty Atlas, which was issued by the PCBS in 2013, poverty rate among individuals in the village was 20.62% in 2012. And according to the Ministry of Social Affairs, illiteracy rate among individuals in the village amounts to 21.1%, of whom 74% are females.  In 2011, the PCBS reported that 4.1% of people in Jenin had a disability, making it one of the governorates with highest rates of persons with disabilities in Palestine. Restricted mobility is the disability with the highest prevalence in Jenin Governorate, comprising about 50% of the persons with disabilities in the governorate. Like other neighbourhoods in Jenin Governorate, Faquoa has many residents with a range of disabilities. Persons with disabilities in Faquoa have suffered from discrimination and inadequacy in basic services like many other people with disabilities in Palestine. In 2013, Faquoa Secondary Girls School took part in TCC’s HRs & IHL program. Thirty girls from the 9th grade from this school were trained in the “HRs Civic Link” technique.[1]

Following the training, the 30 students started to survey and list the various human rights violations experienced by residents of Faquoa. Following, students decided to select “the Social Exclusion” of persons with disabilities in Faquoa as the most urgent violation that needed to be remedied through their work.  Following a deep analysis of the violation, identifying its root causes and implications, defining duty-bearers and right-holders and linking it with 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 proposed the establishment of a Health Unit aimed at integrating persons with disabilities in the village into their social surroundings through a range of social, health and economic services for this marginalized social segment. In order to achieve their goal, the thirty students put forth an advocacy action plan to introduce the related decision-making circles to their proposal. However, students were encountered with a big challenge in so doing. This challenge arose mainly from the irresponsiveness of these circles to their proposal. Students met then to make the crucial step; they decided to promote the question through local media. In late 2013, students met with the representative of Al-Quds newspaper who promised students to take the issue seriously. In response to an article in the newspaper in December 2013, Mr President Abu Mazen commissioned Dr Midhat Taha; director of Care Unit in the presidency, to follow the issue with Al-Quds newspaper and with Faquoa Secondary Girls School. The establishment of the Health Unit in the village changed into reality during February 2014.  

 

Hams Radwan, Hala Abu Salameh, Dina Jaber and Dina Massad; the four girls who represented their colleagues in media interviews, mentioned to the coordinator of Al-Quds newspaper that their participation in TCC’s Human Rights program has made a paradigm shift in their perception on the role of women and girls in the society. “Now we realize that we can make the change”; they added.

 

This story undoubtedly illustrates that both development and HRs promotion in Palestine is a function that requires the concerted efforts of the Civil Society, Public, Private and Media sectors. Since its inception in 1995, TCC has tirelessly worked on integrating the efforts of all these sectors to increase Palestinian youth’s access to quality education; to mainstream the HRs standards and values in the daily lives of Palestinian youth and schools and to promote the education sector’s role in the formation of informed, responsible and active citizenry prepared to abide by, defend and promote Human Rights and the principle of respect for life and human dignity in Palestine.

 

 

 



[1] A  community-driven HRs activism technique that is applied by school students within the framework of HRs projects implemented by TCC in partnership with the Ministry of Education.  When empowered in this technique, school students become able to survey and document various violations of HRs and IHL in their communities. Students then choose certain violations “based on the magnitude of information available on them” to be analyzed. The analysis process includes defining the perpetrators and right holders, detailing the impact of this violation on the lives of people and linking this violation to a certain treaty, convention or agreement under one of the international legal regimes. Following, students meet to discuss several alternatives and decide on the most realistic alternative from the point of view of international law. Students bring this alternative to the community and the decision-making level through community mobilization and advocacy activities. Jointly with the lobbied community, students commence to press the relevant duty-bearer to approve the adopted alternative.