The Continuing Education Center holds a workshop for Volunteers of Universities’ Students in the Mobile Educational Center Project
The Continuing Education & Community Service Center at Al-Quds Open University held a training workshop for volunteers of “Mobile Education Center” Project for improving education opportunities in the marginalized areas South Hebron. The Project funded by Governments of Sweden, Austria and Norway through Community Resilience & Development Program for “C” Area & East Jerusalem (CRDP), Ministries of the Palestinian Government in cooperation with the Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) that follows the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The workshop was attended by Hebron Branch Director Dr. Noaman Amro, the Vice President of Community Services Affairs at Palestine Polytechnic University Dr. Mohammed Ghazi Al-Qawasmi, Representative of Yatta Education Directorate Mr. Khaled Housheyeh, the Director of Continuing Education & Community Service Center at Al-Quds Open University Mr. Mahmoud Hawamdah, the Project Manager Eng. Mohammed Fahel, & the Continuing Education Staff, in addition to the Volunteers of Palestinian Universities’ Students such as: Palestinian Polytechnic University, Bethlehem University, Palestinian Polytechnic College – Al-Arroub.
Dr. Amro started the workshop by welcoming the attendance, explaining the University pioneer role in Open Learning among the Arab World, assuring the University relations with local & regional Universities, he also indicated to the University role in helping all Palestinian People -especially in the marginalized areas- to continue their higher education. Meanwhile, Dr. Amro called to revive Voluntary Work Spirit among Young People for its positive effect on the Palestinian Society, urging students to be more proficient in English Language & Technology advances, for its vital role in job vacancies.
On the other hand, Mr. Hawamdah talked about the Project which comes from the University Philosophy in providing education for all Palestinian People categories, especially in the marginalized areas & threatened lands of confiscation. He also explained the project components & work, which contains of a Truck, 20 computers, a library with 500 books that will move around the marginalized areas in Yatta & Samou’ in order to enhance University & School students’ education opportunities, especially women through improving & developing their skills.
Dr. Qawasmi indicated to the Universities’ role in supporting people who live close to the Israeli Settlements, paying attention to the project importance in Scientific & Technological empowerment. He also emphasized the cooperative relationships between Universities & the Public & Private Sector in achieving comprehensive development in the Palestinian Society.
Dr. Hosheyeh thanked Al-Quds Open University & the partners in implementing the project as a National Initiative, which will serve 2700 students in Yatta Schools, & support People in the marginalized areas. He also indicated that the project is reducing Israeli attacks risks during the transportation of students.