What is needed to overcome the iducational problem inside AlQuds, first of all, a clear database where all needs and shortcomings of the system are listed, in terms of shortage of teachers, denied permits, shortage of classrooms, subsidies, but also other issues like safety standards.

Secondly, there is a need to concentrate the investments in the education sector for the next couple of years in the most problematic areas, which makes Jerusalem. An additional area of concern is the safety of the students.

This includes not only the safety standards at school, like the regulation of the electricity and proper sanitation but also the security of the children on their way to and back from school. Currently, 80% of the students and teachers have difficulties in reaching their schools.

In view of the political situation and the many security incidents that have occurred in the old city of Jerusalem, this is definitely an issue to keep in mind. Furthermore, the fragmentation of the educational system should be diminished.

To overcome these issues and together look for a solution for the future, a working group from Ummet Waqf in Jerusalem has been erected, and all the effort from the interested international donors.

If all stakeholders work together and gather their forces, there is a chance our students in our city Alquds will be able, in a couple of years, to safely return to a renewed school and universities with a customized curriculum taught by enthusiastic teachers.


Due to educational restrictions and reduced attempts to build schools, as well as increasing taxes and bills on Jerusalemites, many families withdraw their children from school because they cannot afford the premiums, or children avoid school and go to the labor market. Because of the difficult economic conditions in which they live, they thought they could help their parents.

Help us save the Jerusalem education sector and make the education process successful so that it plays its role in raising a generation that preserves its land and maintains its identity by supporting the four pillars of education: the student, the teacher, the school, and the curriculum.

This project has potential and impacts fully the mainstreaming of students of al-Quds and orphan children. Their basic needs are met and they will get new life through gaining knowledge, vocational skills, and life skills. They will get love and affection and their confidence level will increase and become good assets to the community.

They are developed physically and psychologically and made as good and productive citizens. They will inspire by philanthropy and show humanity towards the community.

The dropout rate of students in Jerusalem reached 43% and this has only been increasing.

Education is a strategic sector and an essential pillar in society, because of its direct correlation to the socioeconomic growth and prosperity of society.

Contribute and support Ummet Waqf in its transfer of the Jerusalem culture to raise a generation that preserves its land and identity by supporting the educational sector in its four pillars: 

The infrastructure of the classrooms
The number of Palestinian schools in Jerusalem is limited in number, building new schools is almost impossible due to a shortage of building lots destined for public buildings in Jerusalem. Also renovations are challenging due to the long and often complicated procedures to obtain building permits. Therefore, classes are generally packed and not adapted to the needs of the pupils, which leads to an environment lacking decent learning conditions. Many schools fall short of electricity standards, decent sanitation, heating in winter or air-conditioning against the summer heat.

The lack of classrooms results in overcrowded classes. In some schools it is not possible for the students to be seated all at the same time. The precarious schooling conditions give rise to an increased school dropout rate, especially in secondary education where more than 5000 students fall outside the schooling system. At present, 36% of the children in Jerusalem don’t finish school.

In order to solve this problematic situation, the town now rents several buildings. Due to the shaky financial situation of most schools in Jerusalem, they are not capable of paying the rental fees themselves. Moreover, the rented apartments that are redecorated as classrooms are often not adapted to their new function.Many others are in need of small improvements, such as upgrading the electricity and sanitation.

Take the initiative to save educational institutions from being controlled or closed.
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Teacher Support
Islam singled out the teacher with special care, different from all other groups, so it made his position one of the positions of knowledge and urged him to take care of it.  In Holy Quran Almighty Allah says: “Allah elevates to high positions those from amongst you who are faithful and those who have acquired knowledge”. (Quran, 58:11) People of alQuds are facing problem in  the lack of qualified teachers. Especially for exact sciences, technology, and English a shortage exists. There are multiple causes for this lack of teachers. First of all, for the inhabitants of the West Bank, it is a challenge to commute to Jerusalem.   In order to work in Jerusalem, they are obliged to ask for a permit to enter Jerusalem. However, many permits are refused.   They are not allowed either to move closer to work, as they are only authorized to travel to Jerusalem for work, but in the evenings they have to return to the West Bank.   Staying overnight in Jerusalem is prohibited for them.   Furthermore, life in Jerusalem is a lot more expensive than elsewhere in the West Bank, which decreases the actual value of their salary.   This is partly compensated by an extra “Jerusalem-bonus” for teachers working in East-Jerusalem.   Unfortunately, this bonus is not high enough to fully compensate the additional costs of the transport, the extra cost of living and the time that is lost while commuting.   A third reason for the shortage of teachers is linked with the recognition of the Al Quds university. The Al Quds university is the most important university for Palestinians in Jerusalem, but its degrees are not recognised. Therefore, the alumni of, among others, the teacher training have major issues finding a job. 
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