Integrated educational opportunities

Multi-lingual schools provide opportunities for inter-cultural learning and exchange between Jewish, Christian and Muslim children throughout Israel.

Jewish and muslim children attending classes together. All the children are bilingual in Hebrew and Arabic and together learn English as their first foreign language.

Since their inception in 1998, the Hand-in-Hand Schools have been striving to build partnerships and equality between Arabs and Jews in Israel by providing schools where children from all religious and ethnic backgrounds come together to learn in a multilingual, inter-cultural environment. The schools have become Israel’s experts on bilingual and multicultural education, and their staff offer teacher-training and have established a resource centre on the subject. The Hand-in-Hand alumni form a platform for a variety of activities related to shared living.

Foremost in their educational philosophy is mutual respect, tolerance, and togetherness. Although originally established only at primary and middle-school levels, high demand for their services has led them to incorporate preschool and high school levels, and their network of schools is rapidly growing. They currently serve more than 2000 students across 7 campuses all over Israel, with another 1200 students on waiting lists.

Hand-in-Hand’s award-winning model is the epitome of success and is helping to transform Arab-Jewish relations in the region.

How you can help us

Would you like to have a positive effect on the life and future of a child? If you send a donation to The DEAR Foundation, 100% of it will be injected into your desired project on the following working day.

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Our donation account is as follows:

UBS Switzerland AG
CH-6301 Zug
IBAN CH73 0027 3273 2279 4795 Y

For donations of over CHF 100, a donation receipt will be issued automatically in January of the following year.

Estate and foundations

We will be happy to advise you, without obligation, so that your estate or part of it will lastingly help the poorest in the world, and help avoid unnecessary costs.