Teacher Creativity Centre

The Teacher Creativity Centre is a Palestinian non-profit ‎organization, established in1995, by a group of teachers ‎working in public and private schools and the schools run by ‎the UNRWA. Those teachers were put under stress because of ‎uncomfortable educational environment that increased tension ‎in student- teacher relationship. Because of their rough ‎experience, the teachers thought about establishing an ‎institution that might develop their skills and improve the ‎educational environment by focusing on Civic Education and ‎Rights Agenda including human, gender and children's ‎ rights.‎
The centre and the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Teachers’ ‎Training at An-Najah National University had mutual academic ‎interests  and hence promoted cooperation on different levels:

  • ‎Training the faculty‎ ‎ students on adopting interactive ‎strategies in teaching.
  • ‎Participating in implementing interactive citizenship projects ‎in Palestinian schools.
  • ‎Holding workshops on campus.
  • ‎Honoring teacher Hanan Al-Hroub, Global Teacher Prize ‎winner for the year 2016.‎

Mothers School Association

The Mothers School Association ‎ aims at organizing educational events for ‎Palestinian mothers to learn about the basic courses in the Palestinian ‎curriculum to contribute to educating their children properly. The association ‎seeks to promote Palestinian women as leaders in educational, cultural, ‎economic, legal and health fields in addition to promoting children’s creativity.‎

The association is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences ‎and Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the association and the faculty, ‎hold joint meetings and workshops and offer Community- Based Learning ‎‎(CBL) courses such as civic education of the Class Teacher of Lower Basic ‎Education Programme.

The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development

The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development was established in ‎‎1981 as” the Union of Palestinian Working Women Committees”. In 2001, it ‎was officially registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior under the ‎name “Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development”.‎

The society seeks to build a democratic Palestinian society based on gender ‎equality, social justice ‎ and respect for human rights and eradication of all ‎forms of discrimination against women.  The society aspires to do this through ‎empowering and mobilizing women’s participation in the struggle against the ‎Israeli occupation, contributing to the development processes, promoting ‎woman’s political, economic and civic rights and expanding women’s access to ‎justice by improving their psychological well-being and combating gender-‎based violence.‎

The society is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and ‎Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the association and the faculty, hold ‎joint meetings and workshops on citizenship and violence against women and ‎offer Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses such as the civic education ‎course that links theory with practical training.‎

Care for Children with Special Needs Society Nablus

The Care for Children with Special Needs ‎ Society (CCSNS) is a non-profit ‎society established in 1994 by an initiative group of academics ‎ specialized in ‎children with special needs care.‎

CCSNS works on training, treating and taking care of children with special ‎needs to integrate them with other categories in the community and promoting ‎the rights of this marginalized group. ‎ The society currently homes 65 ‎students (4-14 years) of different disabilities such as learning disabilities ‎ ‎‎(disabled slow learners), intellectual disabilities, deafness, Darwin's syndrome, ‎autism and physical disabilities.‎

The society also provides the children with physiotherapy, occupational ‎therapy, speech therapy, counselling and psychotherapy services through ‎individual sessions, collective rehabilitation training and leisure and sports ‎programmes. In addition to that, the society ‎ provides early detection ‎services on hearing and speech disorders.‎

CCSNS ‎ is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and ‎Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the society and the faculty offer ‎Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses that link theory with practical ‎training and other programmes on children with special needs care to enrich ‎the faculty students’ practical experience.‎

Women and Family Affairs Centre

The Women and Family Affairs Centre (WAFAC) is a non-governmental ‎ organization whose main mission is to produce research on women's issues.‎

The centre is a strategic partner with the Faculty of Educational Sciences and ‎Teachers’ Training at An-Najah. Both, the centre and the faculty, hold joint ‎meetings and workshops on social and educational issues and offer ‎Community- Based Learning (CBL) courses such as the civic education course ‎that links theory with practical training.‎

Al-Quds Open University

Under the supervision of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher ‎Education, ‎ Al-Quds Open University ‎ is currently implementing the World ‎Bank funded project on teacher training for 1-4 grade levels during work ‎experience.‎

The project targets teachers ‎ with no professional experience and have no ‎teaching license to upgrade their academic and professional teaching skills.‎

The project aims at improving 1st -4th grade teachers’ skills and competencies ‎to match the national and international standards.‎

Directorate of Higher Education Nablus

The Supervision Department at the Directorate of Higher Education Nablus ‎works on distributing students on public schools in Nablus to offer them the ‎appropriate practical training. The department is also a strategic partner to ‎implement a World Bank funded project on teacher training for 1-4 grade ‎levels supervised by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education. The ‎directorate and the faculty hold workshops on exchanging experiences between ‎academics of education and expertise working in the field.‎

More Partnership

  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Birzeit University
  • Hebron University
  • Bethlehem University
  • Teacher Creativity Centre