Funding and support
Independence means responsibility for supporting the school ourselves. Operating under the auspices of religious, political or governmental organisations, even if financially beneficial, would remove our neutrality and innovation.
We rely on a variety of funding sources - individuals, groups, trusts, government and non-governmental organisations worldwide. We manage, but it is never really enough.
Parents pay school fees (US$250 per year plus $300 in other expenses), though this income source is inconsistent and low, due to economic problems arising from the Israeli occupation.
Most children are from refugee camps where jobs are few. Our scholarship fund helps poor children and we welcome financial contributions to it.
Contributions made by supporters and friends have been vital in allowing the school to continue operating. We receive support from people of many faiths, nationalities and cultures who see our efforts as a key part of developing peace and justice worldwide.
People from Holland, UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Norway, USA and Australia have visited and worked as volunteers, offering a wide range of skills and opportunities for the students.
The school has a mini-farm for educating students in agriculture and market gardening, as well as to provide income for the school through sale of produce. Our computer centre is an IT learning environment, a community education and internet resource.
Through the Hope Flowers Centre we share our experience with other schools and educationalists in Palestine.