On September 28, Global Communities West Bank and Gaza celebrated the 2014 Green Apple Day of Service in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Aqqaba Municipality. This is the third year that Global Communities celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service, initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),
Ms. Lana Abu Hijleh, Global Communities Country Director in the West Bank and Gaza, was recognized by the John McNulty Prize committee for her leading role in improving and implementing the “Youth Local Councils” initiative in Palestine. In a ceremony held in New York City, Ms. Abu Hijleh received an award for being one of
The Aqqaba Secondary Girls’ School, Tubas Governorate – the FIRST Palestinian “green school” – was inaugurated in a special ceremony hosted by the mayor of Aqqaba, Mr. Jamal Abu Ara. Officials and representatives from the Palestinian Authority, the US Consulate, USAID, Global Communities, and other organizations,
Global Communities takes great pride in completing the construction of the Aqqaba Secondary Girls’ School – Tubas Governorate, the first Green School in the West Bank & Gaza according to the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council (PHGBC) guidelines.
Global Communities finished the construction of a two-floor
Global Communities celebrated the graduation of the 2014-2015 round of engineering fellows. The fellows completed eight months of technical, non-technical, and site training benefitting from the experience of Global Communities professionals. Several of the fellows have already secured employment either in Palestine or regionally.
Hundreds of youth participated in the Youth Local Council (YLC) elections held in two communities over the weekend. The YLCs in Beit Sahur and Ar Ram kicked off the 2015 elections, and 16 additional YLCs will hold their elections over the coming months. Congratulations go out not only to those who won, but also to those who fulfilled
As part of its green initiatives, Global Communities celebrated the Palestinian National Environment Day (March 5) with the students and staff of Aqqaba Girls’ Primary School, in cooperation with Tubas Directorate and Aqqaba Municipality. Participants spent the day beautifying the school by making chairs and planters from old tires, as well as planting