West Bank and Jerusalem
Finn Church Aid’s (FCA) work in the West Bank focuses on improving access to education for children and youth and providing psychosocial support.
FCA provides psychosocial support for vulnerable children in East Jerusalem through after school activities, and pairs up the children with young adult mentors as role models. The goal of the project, implemented by the Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC) is to support vulnerable children, present to them a positive role model, allow them to express themselves in a safe space and atmosphere, and improve their academic performance and behavior.
Our results in 2019
Palestinian teachers, headmasters and counselors in the West Bank were trained in student-centered teaching methods.
community-based oganisations were capacitated to carry on the concept of the Big Brother Big Sister mentoring project in marginalized neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
officials of the Palestinian Ministry of Education participated in a seminar to share key findings and lessons learnt from FCA’s first teacher training project in the West Bank.
FCA also supports the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme EAPPI, an international programme of the World Council of Churches. The goal of the programme is to demonstrate international solidarity towards local churches and Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and to offer protection by presence. The programme sends volunteer observers to monitor the human rights situation in the area and report on any possible violations. The EAPPI programme seeks to ensure that human rights and international humanitarian treaties are respected in the area.