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The IRC provides 'Healing Classrooms' for Palestinian children
August 17, 2012 by Ned Colt
|Students at a primary school in the West Bank interact with their teacher and classmates. This is one of the classes where teachers have been trained in the IRC's 'Healing Classrooms' approach to education. Photo: Ned Colt/IRC|
Second grader Reem pointedly makes sure I know she’s not seven years old but seven and a HALF. Whatever her age, she has wisdom beyond her years. “I like school because I learn things here I don’t at home.” While her acuity may not be directly attributed to her teacher, she is studying in a progressive class, which uses the International Rescue Committee’s 'Healing Classrooms' approach to education.