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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