Jeel-Al-Amal—the orphanage and school in Bethany
Two of our trustees, Stuart Lynch and Iain Paton, recently visited some of our projects in Palestine – to encourage them and do an audit on how grants from the Trust had been spent. Here is their report on Jeel:
Jeel continues to thrive under the personal leadership of Najwa Sahhar. It has a school roll of 230 children with 50 boys living there as boarders.
Najwa identified three major items of expenditure which form the bulk of her core monthly expenditure.
High electricity prices, which have been greatly reduced by the installation of Solar Panels, funded by a grant from a Ramallah based Welfare Association.
Water, which is typically provided only one day a week, but still costs about £500 monthly. A project is in hand to drill a well with a budget of £22,000. We are delighted that an MET supporter has pledged to fund this.
The cost of Teachers and House staff, which is greatly helped by the £12,000 regular quarterly grant given by The McCabe Educational Trust.
Every month is a new financial challenge, and Najwa is enormously grateful for the ongoing financial support and encouragement of McCabe pilgrims.
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