New School of Hope Opens article here
Hope School in Ramallah names new Principle and Deputy article here
Thrivent Choice Support
Thrivent members can designate Opportunity Palestine for their Thrivent Choice support. Here is the direct link: Opportunity Palestine
New School of Hope to open in 2017
The impact on the students and the City as a whole will be transforming. As the cornerstone of the new school was laid in 2011, Bishop Munib Younan said “This new building builds hope, not only for the Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope, and not only for the Lutheran community, but for all of Ramallah and the Palestinian people.”
The last step in this journey is to furnish the school with the desks, tables, chairs, laboratory tables, and all the other furniture and equipment needed. And this is where you can help. Please visit our online store to Furnish Hope
Generous 2016 Advent Action Giving New donors and faithful donors contributed $10,40o to the 2016 Advent Action challenge. Once again, Board Member Rod Schofield was able to personally deliver these funds to the ELCJHL.
2016 Spring Support
Opportunity Palestine is pleased to have once again made a personal delivery of our donation to Bishop Younan by one of our board members, Rod Schofield. This $6,500 contribution primarily supports tuition of fees of students in need. It also includes a portion specifically designated to support the Environmental Educational Center in Beit Jala.
First donation to support student scholarships in 2016
Opportunity Palestine made its first distribution in January when Rev. Bryan Leone personally delivered a check for $6,800 to Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. Since Opportunity Palestine only began raising funds in September 2015, this was a great beginning!
Opportunity Palestine logo
Detroit, Michigan, May 26, 2015 -Non-profit corporation Opportunity Palestine to support Lutheran Schools and Educational Programs in Palestine
A newly established corporation Opportunity Palestine has filed for its Federal non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Excitement is growing thanks to a competition among K-12 students in the Evangelical Lutheran Schools of the Holy Lands to create a logo for the new corporation. Opportunity Palestine seeks to build awareness and funding for the Lutheran Schools and the Vocational Training Program in the West Bank. The falling value of the European currency makes the prospect of this additional support timely according to Rod Schofield, an Opportunity Palestine Board member who recently returned from a visit to the Lutheran Schools where he serves as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran School Board in Palestine, overseeing its Educational Programs. Schofield also experienced the buzz of the logo competition “students are excited about Opportunity Palestine …even the staff are engaged, each day I was shown several entries, with the staff member proudly showing each off”. Six finalists were chosen from more than 25 submitted works representing all 4 Lutheran schools.
Finalist in student art competition