Donations via Bank in East Jerusalem

* Beneficiary: Jeel al Amal
* Bank name: Bank
  Mercantile Discount
* Bank number: 17
* Branch name: Salah
   Eddin Street, East
  Jerusalem, via Israël
* Branch number: 638
* Account nr: 40346
* Swift nr: BARDILIT
* IBAN: IL 77 0176 3800
  0000 1403 941

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Donations via
Stichting Jeel al Amal

From the Netherlands

* IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

Jeel al Amal is considered to be an Institution aimed at the Public Interest by the Dutch fiscal authorities. Gifts are tax deductible.

Gifts will be used to help finance the camp for boys who have no home to go to during the summer holidays and for the maintenance of this website.
From other

Transfer of money in Euro’s to Jeel al Amal from a private account in another EU-country is possible free of charge through telebanking.

IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

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Last updated 2013 - 12 - 21

Budding architect

Volume 6 - JEEL NEWS - Issue 7
December 6th 2013

Jeel News

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A video of the dancing girls of the kindergarten is on You Tube.

It is the first video made with the camera, that we we were able to buy thanks to our Dutch donors. It was filmed by Abed El Majid (Grade 8) and Jibreel (Grade 6).

To all friends of Jeel al Amal

Ismael won. His drawing was awarded a prize as the best of all entries from five Arab Middle Eastern Countries, in a competition limited to social organizations that give care to needy children. And Ismael, from Jeel al Amal in Palestine, won……

Children from those five countries will pass their view of the world in cheerful colours to the public on tissue boxes of Kleenex. There's a smile on my face when I look at Ismael’s winning  drawing: bright sun and clouds, free-flying birds, a boy shooting the ball into the goal  - people socializing at the table eating delicious things. This is Ismael in a nutshell. Here on this box his name is written .

While I take a few pictures of Ismael, we have a chat. "When I made that drawing, I thought of a day out. A father and mother sitting outdoor having breakfast. A little boy playing with his ball. That boy is me, Ismael." His story set me thinking. Ismael came to Jeel Al Amal six years ago because he had no home. Now he is ten years old. And when he sketches his dream, I see his deepest experience: a child at play, sun, clouds and birds, also a father and a mother who eat outside. Celebration, color, joy, pretty, happy. No trace of unresolved trauma. Those six years with Jeel al Amal have done him good and helped shape his personality. After all, Jeel al Amal is the voice for the voiceless.

Ismael has already won more prizes this year. He is in fact an expert in table tennis. In a competition among 32 schools in the district of Jerusalem he took first place. And at the championship of all schools in the West Bank Mostafa ended third ans Ismaël ended fourth. Therefore, they were selected by the Association to represent Palestine with the National Team in table tennis championships abroad.

Ismael can freely express himself in sports and drawing. But he can also learn well, his grades are very good. "At school my favorite subject is science. I love English too," he says. "What do you want to be later, artist or athlete?" I ask. He laughs and says, "No, that's all well and good. But I want to be an architect." Architect! His answer surprised me like everything about him. I look at him. How cool! So proud and so happy. What if he could work out the plans for Jeel al Amal’s new high school now with our present architect . How would it look like, I wonder.

The prize for his drawing is a gift from heaven for him. The cost of his education up to the university is going to be paid by Kleenex. And besides, he gets an amount of USD 5,000 in a bank account. As a boy of 10 years he has made a name by his drawing talent and he will represent his country Palestine in table tennis. But, most important of all, his education is to a large extent secured.

    Najwa Sahhar-Sayegh