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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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Ramallah Friends School: The Wonders of Participatory Planning

By Joyce Ajlouny It is true: our campuses are beautiful. They have been referred to as “an oasis of peace” and “a haven.” Though we see their beauty, we wonder, nonetheless, whether we are taking full advantage of these upgraded facilities, green spaces and ecological environments to maximize and invigorate the learning of our students. Are our teachers ready to…

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Field Staff Reports: Joyce Ajlouny – March, 2013

I was blessed to visit the Midwest in February, a visit that allowed me to personally give my report to the General Board and meet with FUM staff. It was a blessing to meet with Colin Saxton and to inform him that our family needs to be in the United States on a long term basis. This means a lot…

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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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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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FUM Field Staff Updates

Please continue to pray for all our field staff during this holiday season as they are separated from their loved ones while serving Friends in their work and ministries with Friends United Meeting. News from Joyce Ajlouny (Ramallah Friends School) It has been a month full of joys as the new school year began. We were blessed with 12 new…

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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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