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Joyce Ajlouny

Ramallah Friends School: FUM General Board Report

A Happy New Year to all of you! May the New Year bring you and your loved ones joy and good health. Here are some brief updates. Ramallah Trip I spent nearly two weeks in Ramallah in October. It was wonderful to spend time with the RFS staff, students and parents and to also see family and friends. It was…

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FUM’s Ministry in Ramallah Leads to Greater Opportunities

By Nadia Nubana – 2007 Ramallah Friends School graduate Nadia Nubana, currently enrolled in a six-week internship at Reid Hospital, is temporarily living in hospital provided housing on Quaker Hill. That she can see the headquarters of Friends United Meeting from her apartment has significant emotional impact for the young medical student from Palestine, and thereby, as they say, hangs…

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Joyce Ajlouny Update – March/April

Celebrations and performances were the main focus for the entire Lower School in the month of December. All the hard work that went into preparation for the performances was evident in the wonderful choral program. Tala, the FGS librarian, recorded all performances and placed them on You Tube. Parents were delighted to be able to watch and share these videos….

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Field Staff Reports: Joyce Ajlouny – February, 2013

As the second semester began at Ramallah Friends School (RFS), the staff committee initiated a one-hour strike each morning to emphasize their desire for better benefits and pay. Negotiations are continuing and it is my hope the staff will agree to a five-year offer from the Board of Trustees. Meanwhile as discussions continue, the staff agreed to freeze the strike…

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FUM Ministry Of the Month – February, 2013

Ramallah Friends School Upper School Campus — “You can take away our land and our freedom, but you cannot take away our education” is a motto threading itself throughout the history of the Friends Boys School (Upper School) which began in rented spaces in Ramallah, Palestine, in 1901. Over a century later the educational ministry despite many wars and atrocities…

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Field Staff Reports: Joyce Ajlouny – January 2013

Celebrations and performances were the main focus for the entire Lower School in the month of December. All the hard work that went into the preparation for the performances was evidenced in the wonderful choral program presented. Tala, the FGS librarian, recorded all performances and placed them on YouTube. Parents were delighted to be able to watch and share these…

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Job Announcement: Principal, Lower School – Ramallah Friends School

Effective Entry Date: August 2013 THE POSITION The Board of Trustees and FUM seek to fill the position of Lower School Principal. The candidate would be an experienced educator exposed to international and progressive educational approaches. The Lower School Principal will be an effective, compassionate and motivated leader who will pursue the already started change process. Ramallah is a liberal,…

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Ramallah Friends School Report: College Prep Students Make 300 Points of Growth on SAT Scores

By Michael Madormo, Upper School English Teacher Over 130 students learned how to improve their SAT scores, how to apply for colleges and explore their goals and dreams for the future during the past two summers in the I Know I Can College Prep Academy. Students scores grew an average of 300 points overall in that time frame Ñ no…

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Joyce Ajlouny

Field Staff Reports: Joyce Ajlouny – December 2012

Dear Friends, Not too long ago, a graduate of Ramallah Friends School who had not visited us in sometime showed up at my office and shared the following. As he spoke I realized he was on behalf of all of graduates who now live around the globe, each meaningfully contributing to his and her community in more ways than one….

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News from Joyce Ajlouny

It’s been a month full of joys as the new school year started.  We were blessed with twelve new American teachers, three of which are of Palestinian origin. Their orientation program included dinner at the house of our preschool head, Duha, as well as a picnic and a visit to the Ramallah Meeting House. They will be teaching English, Theory of…

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