The HUMAN FIRST Education Program
was eshablished 2008 and since then is sucesfully run by The Orchard of Abraham’s Children, created by Ihab by Ihab, a Muslim Arab from Jaffa, a spiritual leader and a peace activist, and Ora, a Jewish body-movement therapist from the Galilee.
The Orchard is a multicultural kindergarten,
based on love and acceptance for all religions and cultures in the Holy Land of Israel and beyond.
What started with one child in a single kindergarten, soon grew into multiple kindergartens.
Over the past decade, thousands of children were educated in the Orchard in Jaffa and the Galilee..
By 2018, hundreds of Jewish and Arab families - adults, parents and neighbors, sparked with a strong desire to meet and deepen the ties!
The Orchard has become a worldwide role model,
inspiring many organizations, institutions and individuals
from the Holy Land and worldwide, leading to establishing an inspirational, one of a kind, visitor center for tourists and supporters from around the world.
Nowadays, the Human First Education is a symbol for a
new, groundbreaking educational-social and community model, transcending barriers of fear and
ignorance, and cultivating a culture of respect among communities and individuals.
The child education follows a holistic-educational approach, in the spirit of the Waldorf / Anthroposophic Education system.
Human First Community Center in Jaffa serves as a sustainable communal-economic center for localresidents. The center operates according to a holistic model towards a healthy society and combines fourm activity channels: educational, spiritual, communal and economic.
The center offers community empowerment programs alongside activities for the whole family, music events, spiritual encounters, environmental activities, workshops and lectures that promote interfaith cultural dialogue.
Programs designed for designated audiences include Women Empowerment Program which grants women with occupational training in the education field, a Young Leadership Program for Young Adults and a special project for empowering orphaned children, Jews,Muslims and Christians!
During Orchard’s ten years activity, some 70,000 participants of all sectors and
religions have participated in the Orchard’s projects, encounters, events and tours. More than 3,000 children were raised in the light of the unique educational model of the Orchard.
In 2019 alone, more than14,000 visitors from Holy Land and around the world visited the visitor’s center and about 10,000 participants took part in cultural events and pro-peace projects!
The Orchard sees a great mission in spreading Ora and Ihab’s story, as a message of hope and in teaching the HFE models to other communities around the world, because WE ARE ALL ONE!
OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
❖ Establishing the first HUMAN FIRST school.
❖ Launching the first Multi-Faith Prayer House in the Holy Land.
❖ Spreading the HUMAN FIRST model to other communities in conflict in the Middle East and worldwide.
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