I get a thrill every time I walk onto the Ramallah Friends campuses. It’s the joy of getting a glimpse into the world in which my three children spend their days – playing, learning, and making friends. It’s also the joy of being welcomed as a member of the RFS community. I have been a RFS parent for 10 years now, and – in that decade – I have happily spent many hours as a volunteer parent, working alongside teachers and the school administration, to help give our students the best experience possible. Now, after years of volunteering in the library, helping to organize school events, and being part of the PTA, I am part of a large group of parent volunteers helping the school celebrate the anniversary of its founding 150 years ago.
This year, let’s all celebrate being part of this historic and amazing school community. Since 1869, generations of Palestinians have played, studied, and made lifelong friends in its rambling campuses. In the words of my 7th grade daughter, the Ramallah Friends School has become the wise old woman in the village, who teaches and cares for the children of the community. Now, it’s our children's turn to be nurtured by the school and inspired by its history, Quaker values, and amazing graduates to find their own way into the future.
2019 gives us all an amazing chance to be part of the school and help prepare our children for their future, by volunteering in some way during the . Parents have started signing up to volunteer in the School's , under different committees ().
Another exciting project I am a part of is the , set to make both RFS campuses greener in a large community effort to plant hundreds of trees during the next two years (if interested please email us at ).
If you are interested in participating and helping out please do not hesitate to contact RFS Communications Department, or *
By Elizabeth Price