The Peace Center for the Blind is an academic and vocational training center for blind Palestinian women. All of the students at the Center come from Jerusalem and West Bank families who are at or below poverty level. The women are provided training in basic academic subjects; in life skills such as Braille reading, housekeeping and personal care; and in marketable vocational skills such as hand and machine knitting, crochet, weaving and crafts.Learn More About Us
The Peace Center for the Blind
The Peace Center is unique in its holistic approach to education: members are educated not only in academic subjects and vocational skills, but are also trained in self-care, hygiene, health practices, home-economics, mobility and other practical life skills. This is accomplished through mentoring relationships with instructors who are also visually impaired, and students are given hands-on experience in all of these areas while living and working together with several faculty and staff in a shared boarding house facility. The overall goal of all of these programs is to teach students independence, self-confidence, the ability to become productive members of their communities.
An educational and vocational organization in East Jerusalem serving underprivileged visually impaired women from Jerusalem and the West Bank