Dear Friends, It breaks my heart to witness any child living in fear. House of Hope stands for every child in the Holy Land, for neglected children, for traumatized children. In Palestine, childhood is different than in other parts of the world. Children here live in misery under the Israeli […]
Below, find a 90-second video about what’s been going on at House of Hope in February!
In Gaza, a UNICEF staffer describes how, in the midst of hopelessness, a group of determined Palestinian girls are building a library- and their future. Read more here… “The girls of the Sokaina school decided they wanted a library. Most schools in Gaza don’t have one. And those that do usually have […]
House of Hope recently announced its new environmental education program, “Throwing Seeds.” In the “Throwing Seeds” greenspace, which is located a short walk from the school, students will plant and care for gardens of vegetables and fruit. Back in the classroom, they will discuss the plants they saw: ecological life […]
House of Hope is a uniquely diverse community, where both Muslim and Christian staff and students study and heal together. Cofounders Milad and Manar Vosgueritchian embrace this diversity as a foundation for peacebuilding and community resilience. Religious holidays from different monotheistic religions are celebrated and students are taught to embrace opportunities […]
Coughing as tear gas seeps into your home. Hearing bombs go off. Watching soldiers with guns walk by. These are hallmarks of childhood for Palestinians in the West Bank. Children regularly witness the presence of military entering their communities and monitoring check points on local roads. But some events escalate […]
Ez Alden is a 4.5 year old boy in the kindergarten at House of Hope. Ez cannot use his legs and relies on a wheelchair. His mother is unable to find employment, and his father is a metalworker. His parents, concerned that they would not find a school that would accommodate […]
Dear Friends of House of Hope, Again Jerusalem suffers. Sadness is everywhere, and people are hopeless. Prophets in the Holy Land faced persecution and death hey called for truth, justice and kindness for their neighbors. What can anyone do? The answer is always love. At the center of nonviolent resistance […]