International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in the West Bank (2011-2014)

An Arabic language teacher and his students in their West Bank classroom
Photo: Ned Colt/IRC

From June 2011 to April 2014 the International Rescue Committeee worked with Palestinian youth. In West Bank schools, we helped to ensure Palestinian students receive the highest quality education possible through the use of our "Healing Classrooms" curriculum.

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How We Help

  • The IRC's innovative Healing Classrooms program trained teachers in special techniques that help them engage traumatized kids and create a secure and nurturing learning environment.  
  • In 2011, the IRC partnered with UK-based "Bidna Capoeira." Capoeira — a blend of music and physical activity — was taught to dozens of Palestinian children during their summer vacation.
  • The IRC also provided emergency support to hospitals in the Gaza Strip in late 2008 during fighting between Hamas and Israel.
April 30, 2014 | Blog
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories.
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