Friends in Palestine
Since 1869, and despite the political volatility of the region, the Ramallah Friends Schools have continued to serve the needs of Palestinian families, providing educational excellence built upon the Quaker values of peace, equality and non-violence. Unique in many ways, the school commits itself to developing the whole person — physical, mental, spiritual and social — regardless of varying abilities.
Through blending traditional educational techniques with novel approaches the Ramallah Friends Schools strive to help each student recognize her or his responsibility to a society as a caring member of the local community as well as to the global family. Friends United Meeting recognizes the importance of the partnership the school has with the Ramallah community and supports the school financially a well as by providing a director for the schools. The schools are coeducational and serve over 1,170 students from grades K–12.
How Can I Get Involved?
There are a variety of ways that you can participate in the ministry of Friends in Ramallah. A good place to start is with prayer. Friends in Palestine need your prayers for:
- * The smooth beginning of the school year and for all our students, wishing them a fun and productive year.
- * Our seniors as they prepare for their International Baccalaureate exams and start the college application process.
- * Our new teachers who have arrived from afar to serve our community. Pray that they adjust well and quickly feel part of our family.
- * The smooth and quick implementation of our USAID/ASHA grant.
- * The successful culmination of our long awaited for commercial development project.
- * Our school principal, teachers and staff, wishing them strength, wisdom and satisfaction as they see through the education process.
- * Our community as a whole and for peace to prevail in our troubled land.
The Ramallah Friends School has a proven track record of providing the highest quality of education to the future leaders of Palestine. Will you partner with Friends in Palestine to provide for a future that values education, diversity, religious tolerance and peace between peoples?
Have you ever thought about visiting the Palestinian territories? The Quaker community in Palestine would love to receive you!