Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids

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Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
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Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
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Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
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Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids

Project Report | Feb 14, 2024
Protecting Young Minds

By admin | admin

At the start of the fall semester, there were 190 children enrolled in the NSWAS Primary School; 108 were Arab and 82 Jewish, and there were 96 boys and 94 girls. Because the school is both binational and bilingual, it faces unique challenges when it comes to navigating these students’ feelings about war. But it is also uniquely positioned to succeed: for the past three years, the SFP has been leading intensive teacher trainings on cultivating empathy and healthy dialogue in the classroom.

Even so, the reality of war has been challenging. The Primary School has been forced to close intermittently due to danger from nearby rockets. And it is generously lending classroom space to students from Tal Shahar, a nearby moshav (agricultural community) who do not have air raid shelters at their own school. Because instruction is in-person, safety drills are now part of the weekly lesson plan; children learn where go if they hear a siren, how to behave in shelters, and how long they must remain there. Walking to school is no longer an option for many because they are unprotected on the roads.

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