“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC): Where the Young at Heart meet the young from Friends School

Birzeit, Palestine – On Monday, September 13th, fourth grade students from the Friends School in Ramallah visited BSCC elders, where the students were treated to an afternoon of singing, dancing, and listening to oral histories of Palestine. With the eldest member of BSCC aged 96, our community elders have a wealth of knowledge about Palestinian culture and heritage that they are eager to share with the younger generation—and the younger generation is ready to listen!

The Friends School of Ramallah/ El- Bireh has been educating children since 1869, offering a rich curriculum that teaches students to recognize their responsibility to society. BSCC is a place in which students were able to put what they learn about social responsibility into action. The visit is just one manifestation of BSCC’s mission in action— to foster an intergenerational hub where community members can hold activities, programs and build community with and for each other.

To learn more about BSCC, please visit: https://hcef.org/programs/bscc/