ATS pro Terra Sancta and AVSI officially present the education project

Terra Sancta school BetlemmeA morning dedicated to emergency education in the Palestininan Autonomous Territories: ATS pro Terra Sancta and AVSI are organizing, within the framework of the project co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a presentation of the activities developed up to now and that will be carried out in the coming months in the Terra Sancta Franciscan schools in Bethlehem, Jericho and East Jerusalem.

The meeting, open to the public, will take place on 18 January 2011 from 9.30 until 12.00 in the Room of the Immaculate Conception in the Saint Saviour Monastery (Old City of Jerusalem, New Gate) and will involve the participation of Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa of the Custody of the Holy Land, Italian Consul General Luciano Pezzotti, Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education Lamis Al Alami, as well as Father Abdel Masih of the Terra Sancta Schools and the project coordinator Alberto Repossi. The presentation will conclude with a brief performance by the Magnificat musical school followed by refreshments.

The project “Supporting emergency education in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories of Bethlehem, Jericho and East Jerusalem”, which provides for training programs for teachers and social workers, supplying educational materials, educational support for children in primary and secondary schools, university scholarships, and extracurricular activities and building renovations, will over the course of the next three years involve five schools and a total of about 3,160 students, 300 teachers and social workers, and 1,040 families.


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