Teachers for our Educational Centers
Success starts with the Human Investment. Having good quality teachers in these success centers will improve the lives of the community.
Project Summary: The Hope Foundation of Palestine is planning to open educational centers in villages and refugee camps across Palestine. These educational centers will be available to the public FREE of charge with its main goal is to help children with their schoolwork.
Challenge: Private tutoring is becoming more and more a business in a region with most people have a very limited income. In fact, a private tutor will come to a village and will charge 50 sheekle ($20) per child per one hour lesson regardless of how many children are in attendance. This means if you can afford the cost then your children will attend, if you cannot but you can borrow then your children will attend, but if you are poor, your children will not attend. It is unfortunate that this is the reality in the villages and refugee camps of Palestine. Such demand is becoming more and evidence from Grade 10 through grade 12. Subjects of great importance are mathematics, physics, and English just to name few. The need is very high and is becoming more and more accessible only to the few. It is estimated that a child will cost his/her family approximately 5-6 thousands sheekle ($1700) just to prepare them for Tawjeeheh (State exit exam for high school).
Solution: The Hope Foundation of Palestine will hire salaried tutors to be available Saturday-Thursday 5pm-8pm to all with the main goal is to attract children of the poor and needy. The cost is approximately $12,000/yr.
The foundation believes such an environment will
Create employment in families with limited income. There are many families with graduates from the universities in Palestine who are unemployed, specifically females.
Offer opportunities to the children of the poor and needy to get the help needed in all grades without worrying about any financial burden.
Reduce drop-out from school at an early age.
Help those students, in particular those from poor and needy families to think about future majors in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Create a second income in poor and needy families and thus reduce poverty.