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Early Childhood Development Makes a Difference in Palestine

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Seven years after getting her bachelor’s in primary education, 32-year-old Wijdan Moqdi got her first chance to work at a governmental school. To her dismay, she was appointed as a preschool classroom teacher. Wijdan had no choice but to accept the position in the village of Masha in Salfit, West Bank.

“I convinced myself I only had to get by for a while until I would be reappointed as a primary school teacher where I believed I belonged,” explains Wijdan.

Teacher Training Takes a Surprising Turn

Her attitude changed dramatically a year later when ANERA organized a 30-day in-service teacher training program and a renovation and rehabilitation project as part of its Early Childhood Development (ECD) program. ANERA’s intervention was made possible with a generous donation by Dubai Cares.

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American Near East Refugee Aid
To learn more about ANERA, please visit http://www.anera.org/.