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Second Reading Competition – Awarding Ceremony

The Awarding Ceremony of the Reading Challenge and Competition held last 2nd of June, was significantly graced with the presence of the Director of Bethlehem Directorate of the Ministry of Education, Ms. Nisreen Amro and her team as well as the Regional Director of Pontifical Mission Jerusalem Office, Mr. Joseph Hazboun and the Project Coordinator, Mr. Gabi Kando. Quite a number of school directors, teachers, as well as student-participant and winners attended this last event of the contest. They came not only to receive their awards but also to show their support and gratitude for this educational endeavor, which eventually helped [...]

Second Reading Competition – Final Round

PMECC Reading Competition on its second year The Pontifical Mission Educational and Cultural Center had launched for the second time the Reading Challenge and Competition, which involved only the 4th graders. Its aim was to engage children of their age to enjoy and develop the love for reading. Likewise, it has helped enhanced their reading habit and communication skills which came out to be a fun-filled entertainment especially during this time of the pandemic. The contest which was done online was an opportune time for many students to spend long hours in reading storybooks instead of spending time in social media [...]

First Elimination Round of the Reading Competition 2020

One-hundred and thirty-eight (138) student-participants from 28 schools have successfully passed the cut-off score of 1,125 points for the First Elimination Round of the Reading Competition, which culminated last November 23rd. They are now preparing themselves again for the Second Elimination Round, which will start this coming 7thof December 2020 until 15th of February 2021. You may click and view some accompanied videos and photos posted in here, which would somehow give you a glimpse as to how some of these student-participants have responded, engaged and discovered the joy of reading. Quite a number of them have finished reading [...]

Second Reading Competition Launched

The PMECC Administration and Staff has recently launched anew the Reading Challenge and Competition only for the 4th graders. Its aim is to engage children at an early age thea joy and love for reading, enhance their reading habit and skills and make it a fun-filled entertainment especially during this time of the pandemic. It started off last 21st September 2020 and will last on the 10th of March 2021. There are 38 schools (25 government and 13 private) which are involve and are participating in this project in the whole Bethlehem Governorate. With this project funded by the Pontifical Mission-Office [...]

PMECC Awarding Ceremony for the Final Round of the Reading Competition for 14 Elementary Schools in the Bethlehem Governorate

The alarming spike of cases of the corona virus, the risk and threat posed lately to people’s health specifically in Bethlehem and its neighboring areas did not deter the organizers and participants to hold simultaneously the Final Round of the Reading Competition and later on the Awarding Ceremony. This event was held on August 12 and 19 respectively at the Pontifical Mission Educational and Cultural Center. The PMECC administration and staff, teachers, and students overcame their fears as they braved the threat and risk of the possibility of contracting and spreading the virus, by attending the last part of the contest. [...]

Historical Development of the Pontifical Mission Educational and Cultural Center

Joseph Hazboun, Regional Director of CNEWA Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem, with Nisreen Amro, Monnitte Monana, Anton Salman-Mayor of Bethlehem and Br. Peter Bray The renovation of this Center was completed through the generous donations of friends and supporters who believe in the power of education to transform young people into responsible citizens of the community and society. Under the careful watch of the engineers (team from Ideal Design Consortium) and friends, today this venue has been completely transformed into a beautiful more functional place where interactive learning and educational meetings will continue to be held. With this physical change, a simple [...]

On-going Reading Competition of the 4 th and 5 th Graders in Various Schools

In mid-February 2019, the PMECC administration and staff launched the Reading Competition, which involved the fourth and fifth graders from the twelve (12) private schools and two (2) government schools in Bethlehem and its neighboring cities. Then came the creation of the PMECC website as part of the initial plan, and subsequently, the program for the Reading Contest as well as its needed online portal development section was established, which facilitated the work of the PMECC staff and participants online. All this was made possible through the professional expertise of Mr. Philip Daoud. Simultaneously, the approval and endorsement of Mr. Sami [...]

Reading Challenge and Competition in Arabic

The Pontifical Mission Educational and Cultural Center is please to announce a Reading Challenge and Competition in Arabic that we are organizing for local school students. The competition will start this coming September 2019 and ends on May 2020. This project is being funded by the Pontifical Mission Office in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education – Bethlehem Directorate. The competition targets the participation of 4th and 5th graders from various schools in Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour. This project was approved during the meeting which took place between Mr. Sami Marwa, Director of Education and Higher Education, [...]

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