With each passing year the hardship endured by the Palestinian people worsens, as is shown by the almost daily coverage by television and the newspapers. The impact on the lives of young people is dramatic, even traumatic. This is borne out by the letters and email messages we receive from those who live in and visit the area.
The Facts (LPJ Schools’ Year Book 2015/16)
44 schools: 6 in Israel, 13 in Palestine, 25 in Jordan
18,923 students: 2,342 in Israel, 6,259 in Palestine, 10,322 in Jordan
1,558 staff: 213 in Israel, 502 in Palestine, 843 in Jordan
Many families cannot afford the basic annual school fee
Salaries for teachers in Palestine and Jordan are well below that in government funded schools and lower than the average worker’s wage.
Increasing unemployment among breadwinners in families in Palestine and Jordan
Many teachers leave each year for better paying jobs
Schools may be closed if voluntary funding is not forthcoming
Refugee problems in Jordan
Incarceration in Gaza
1. SCHOOL FEES: £18 a month secures a student’s education
2. KEY TEACHERS: £150 a month bridges the salary gap to retain key teachers
3. SMALL PROJECTS FUND: regular or one-off donations for teaching materials, educational aids, essential building maintenance and ‘sensory support’ for the deaf and blind
The Latin Patriarchate Education Department identifies and prioritises the schools most in need of help
All funds are audited and accounted for to the sponsors of CNT
Who can Sponsor or Donate?
Individuals – Parishes – Groups – Schools – Companies
The Trust is Registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom (Reg. # 289084). You can make a single donation (the value of which can be enhanced under the Gift Aid scheme if you are eligible), or pledge monthly or annual contributions to the Trust. If you wish, your contributions may be earmarked to help support specific aspects of our programs. Pledge forms, Gift Aid declarations, and Banker’s Order forms can be downloaded from our Contacts page
UK Schools Giving Program
There are many other ways that individuals and organisations in the UK can help provide for the needs of those in the Holy Land. One of our initiatives is the CNT UK Schools Giving Programme. This scheme encourages schools in the UK to build special relationships with schools in the Holy Land, many of which lack the most basic of teaching equipment and educational materials. So far schools in Northamptonshire have collected sixty boxes of books for distribution to their brothers and sisters in the Middle East.
For further information on the Latin Patriarchate schools, you can visit their website at: