Program

Modern education relies basically on students' needs and offering to them all facilities needed as they are the focal point for the education process, which will help in building new talented creative generation in all aspects of knowledge and being able to help themselves and their society.

            Education Program at Fares Al-Arab Organization aims at promoting the concepts of justice and freedom at educational institutions. Moreover, working together with partners and donors to support the students to achieve better education through providing modern and advanced educational tools, as well as supporting the infrastructure in educational institutions.

Fares Al-Arab focuses on improving the quality of early education in kindergartens through initiatives and activities, and providing services that support children in kindergartens stage to be eligible to go to school. In addition to providing assistance and support to educational institutions, especially in emergency situations.

 

These extraordinary circumstances at Gaza Strip affected most aspects of life and extended to all sectors especially the education sector. Many educational institutions, schools, and libraries were destroyed and severely damaged in addition to preventing the entry of devices and equipment needed for the development of the educational process and to improve the learning environment. This led to a significant decline in the quality of the educational system and weak output at all levels, from kindergarten and even universities.

Despite the difficult situation, the declining social and economic situation, and the challenges facing the education sector, with unprecedented unemployment rates especially among young people there are great opportunities that can be used to achieve economic growth and development by focusing investment in the development of the education sector based on:

It has the power of energy, ambitions and a young generation, which is the main engine of economic development as a great power, leaders of the future, entrepreneurs and active participants in society.

            Youth's capacity and creativity may guide Gaza Strip to a better future only if they have the opportunity to connect their energies to the appropriate skills and competencies required in the labor market.   If the Palestinian capacity and resources are built properly, it can be the best sustainable economic and social investment that will have a long-term positive impact on economic growth in order to alleviate the suffering of people.

 

Fares Al-Arab is committed to achieving its goals on organized and coordinated interventions within national strategies to contribute to improving and developing the reality of education in the Gaza Strip. The field of education is one of the priorities of the institution's work.

Fares Al-Arab focuses on the field of education by improving the spatial environment and providing modern teaching aids and devices, and on the other hand, providing assistance and support to poor families who are unable to provide access to schools and universities. The Foundation will target these selected groups through various employment creation interventions:

 

Strategic Objectives:

            Contribute to support and develop the educational sector for children and youth

Intervention Strategy:

  1. Contribute to developing the university education through scholarships.
  2. Support educational curricula through conducting supportive education workshops.
  3. Work on applying "Fun for Learning" methodology on many schools and stages of the study to reach with students to the stage of self-satisfaction.
  4. Offer practical training programs in all disciplines.
  5. Enhance the role of the primary stage by paying fees for children
  6. Capacity building of the new students after high school and forming their personality to enter the university stage through holding workshops and awareness workshops.
  7. Improve the learning process through suggesting the E-Learning and approving it at schools.

Specific Objective 2.1:

Support and improve the teaching and learning environment in educational institutions

Results:

2.1.1 Providing educational equipment in kindergartens and schools.

2.1.2 Providing assistive devices to students with special needs in schools.

2.1.3 Providing in-kind assistance to students like clothing and educational kits.

Specific Objective 2.2:

Contribute to develop students' levels and raise their educational attainment at different stages

Results:

2.2.1 Supporting the integration of students in the educational process and improving their level of scientific achievement.

2.2.2 Providing support programs for orphaned students.

2.2.3 Improving the environment of creativity and innovation and embracing creative students

2.2.4 Increasing the capacity of educational staff in the field of modern teaching methods and curricula

 

Fares Al-Arab works with its partners and donors to offer the needed fund to implement the Education Program and operating the necessary interventions at all levels of education whether through the implementation of programs with educational institutions such as training and awareness programs like (scholarships – decode the seized university certificates - training of graduate students) or through the implementation of direct programs with students and their families (school uniforms - school bag - stationery), in order to alleviate the pressures of life and obligations that are difficult to provide.

 

 

Fares Al-Arab needs to provide the necessary budget to achieve its vision and strategic objectives through the implementation of interventions and projects within the education program, which will have a significant impact on improving educational services and reaching larger sectors of the target group.

 

 

No.

Specific Objective

Results

Budget

1.

2.1 Support and improve the teaching and learning environment in educational institutions

2.1.1 Providing educational equipment in kindergartens and schools.

$300,000

2.1.2 Providing assistive devices to students with special needs in schools.

$40,000

2.1.3 Providing in-kind assistance to students like clothing and educational kits.

$15,000

2.

2.2 Contribute to develop students' levels and raise their educational attainment at different stages

2.2.1 Supporting the integration of students in the educational process and improving their level of scientific achievement.

$150,000

2.2.2 Providing support programs for orphaned students.

$150.00

2.2.3 Improving the environment of creativity and innovation and embracing creative students

 

$180,000

2.2.4 Increasing the capacity of educational staff in the field of modern teaching methods and curricula

$150,000

 

 

 

The concentration of Fares Al Arab in contributing to support and develop the educational activities in Gaza Strip comes from that the education is the first pillar in developing and improving the economic situation in society. Societies with high educational levels will have the ability to adapt global changes in various scientific fields.

Educational development  in Palestine is one of the most important opportunities that have a sustainable impact on building a new generation of learners who are able to serve their community and promote their homeland. So Fares Al-Arab chooses educational initiatives and projects in two main directions:

Education programs and projects are evaluated through a framework and tools to measure the impact of education and its services in our activities and interventions. Fares Al-Arab adopted the success of its projects based on measuring the satisfaction of the beneficiaries of the services provided by the organization and its positive impact on the family and knowing whether they contributed to alleviating their children's burdens to change the reality of beneficiaries towards the better.

 

 

  1. Intermas Scholarship:

Fares Al-Arab has provided Intermas Scholarship since the establishment of the organization, which aims at adopting number of excellent high school students in order to complete their university studies by baying their fees according to special criteria set by the donor, and special follow up from Grants & Aid Department in the organization for students throughout the study period.

  1. Training Media Students in Palestinian Universities:

The project provided a professional training opportunity for Media College Students in third and fourth level in five Palestinian University & Colleges in Gaza Strip by training them in new skills to help them better engage in practical life.

  1. Meeting Emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Child Protection Project (2014, 2015, 2016):

The project targets ten elementary schools in the North & East of Gaza City in partnership with the Terre des Hommes – Switzerland. The project aimed to the rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities in school, in addition to educating children in the principles of hygiene and child protection.