Nureddin Amro has received numerous awards for his initiatives including being named an Arab World Social Innovator by the Synergos Institute in New York. Below is a wonderful video featuring Nureddin and two other Social Innovators. Nureddin’s segment begins at 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

A visually impaired student uses an assistive learning computer program at the Siraj al-Quds School in East Jerusalem.

Please help the Siraj al-Quds School in East Jerusalem provide quality education and development services for visually impaired children. Nureddin Amro’s integrated-education model has been so successful that he is unable to meet the demand for enrollment and is currently seeking to expand his school to a facility large enough to accommodate three hundred students. Your donation will be used to purchase technology equipment to continue the vital work of the School, providing the students with an equal opportunity to participate in their communities.

Please follow this link to make a safe and secure donation:

http://nureddin.chipin.com/nureddins-siraj-al-quds-school

Nureddin will be traveling to New York City in November to raise awareness of his initiatives and connect with organizations active in the fields of education and assistive technologies for visually impaired children.

While in New York, Nureddin will be participating in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon! He will be running with the Achilles International, a group supporting athletes with disabilities. Nureddin is currently forming the Palestine chapter of Achilles.

Nureddin is pioneering a new approach to education for the visually impaired in Palestine, who are denied educational opportunities because the government is unable to provide services to those with special needs. Visually hanicapped himself, Nureddin is building a more inclusive future for the blind through integrated education, where children are taught side-by-side in a learning environment that fosters understanding and equality.

 

Nureddin Amro, headmaster of the Siraj al-Quds School.

Nureddin Amro runs the Siraj al-Quds School, a school for visually impaired children in East Jerusalem, and is a leading advocate in Palestine for the rights of disabled children to access education and development.

Since opening its doors in 2007, the Siraj al-Quds School for integrated education has served over 120 children in Jerusalem and has offered formal education to those aged four through six, accepting students demonstrating the most financial need. The Siraj al-Quds School is affiliated with the Nur al-Ain Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the only institute in East Jerusalem that offers education and development services to the visually-impaired community.

Nureddin Amro, blind since birth, has been named a Synergos Arab World Social Innovator, for being a pioneer of change in his community, and has been selected by British Council in Jerusalem as a social leader working for positive change and social development for people with special needs.

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