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Evangelical Home for Children

Institution Director: Sr. Najah Rantisi

 

 Institution Address: Tireh Road, Ramallah – Palestine
 
Institution Tel. #: 02 / 2956567 , 2955815
 
 
Website: evangschool.org
 
 The Home is part of the Evangelical School complex belonging to the Episcopal – Anglican Diocese of JERUSALEM & THE MIDDLE EAST. It was founded in 1954 as a work of faith by three ladies from the U.K. & U.S.A who felt called to open a Home & School.
Although circumstances have changed somewhat, and not least the number of children living in the Home the same purposes operate today. It sets out to care for the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the children. The children often come from broken homes; have lost one or both parents or have particular needs which make it hard for them to remain at home with their families.
The Home changed considerably in 2003 when part of the building became the site of the Pre-School Unit which takes children from ages 21/2 – 4 years old. Currently it has 38 children. (This unit has already made considerable impact on the community and is seen as a vital piece of work for the Church Organization)
The following year in 2004 a Day Care Unit was established which currently has 30 children.
At present we have 6 children living at the Home who come from broken families.
Whilst some children leave us when circumstances change at home, which happens more often, we nevertheless try to retain contact with them and help specific needs. (Most remain in our school, anyway). A strong sense of unity prevails amongst our children and is obvious from our Evening Prayers in the chapel to know what their hopes and concerns are whether day by day or for the future. Whilst coming from broken homes and deprived backgrounds they soon learn to relate to each other and have a lot of fun together. All of this helps when attempts are made to improve social skills and help them to relate to one another.
From time to time the Home provides accommodation for the University students, teachers and students who live outside the town as well to be the host for friends and volunteers visiting the School, Home or |Church.
It is our privilege and concern that our children will have a better and good life than that which they have at their own homes, according to our Lord Jesus Christ's words.

"I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY".

 

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