From Helen Keller to the Terra Sancta School in Jerusalem: time for diplomas

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From Helen Keller to the Terra Sancta School in Jerusalem: time for diplomas

custodia.org

Graduation time in the Holy Land, also in this particular year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After a long period spent at home, with students busy taking classes online, the institutes reopened for a few weeks and it was possible to celebrate the end of the school year in the last days of June.

In Beit Hanina, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem, a very special celebration took place at Helen Keller School, attended by students with special needs, who continued their studies with even greater commitment and determination.

Br Francesco Patton, ofm, Custos of the Holy Land said, "We are very proud to have had the opportunity to celebrate the graduation of these students with special needs in this particular year. It is very important to convey the message that people with special needs must be fully integrated into our society."

He added, "Students must return to normal life as soon as possible. But the fact that this celebration was possible is already a sign of hope."

Br Ibrahim Faltas, ofm, Director of Helen Keller - Terra Sancta School Jerusalem, said,
"The Franciscan friars have always taken care of young people and their education. We provide education, housing and work, so that Christians remain in this Holy Land in spite of everything."

He added, "The students presented the Ministry's exams online. They were also very busy taking classes via the internet. The family and teaching staff have made a great effort during all these months."

Great celebration was held at the auditorium of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame, where diplomas were awarded to the students of the Terra Sancta School in Jerusalem.

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 11:46
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