VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Based on the success of FFHL’s “University Scholarship Program”, where economically marginalized Christian students are given the opportunity to secure a college degree and then, upon graduation acquire professional employment in their respective fields, it was felt that there should be other educational opportunities for those who prefer not to go to college but to learn a trade or skill instead. Vocational scholarships for Holy Land Christians who want to become electricians, carpenters, auto-mechanics, plumbers, telecommunications experts or even chefs used to be a dream. That dream has become a reality thanks to donors like you.
“WE ARE SUPREMELY PROUD OF THIS NEW ENDEAVOR.
IT NOW GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY,
AS WELL AS HOPE,
TO THESE YOUNG CHRISTIAN STUDENTS
WHO HAVE DIFFERENT GIFTS AND CAPABILITIES
WHICH IN THE END WILL PROVE BENEFICIAL
AND THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.”
-Fr. Pizzaballa, OFM, Chairman of FFHL.
The FFHL, in its quest to help stem the Christian exodus from the Holy Land, is enrolling students in vocational technical schools such as the Notre Dame School of Cooking, located in Jerusalem. Each school offers a two year study program.
Upon graduation, students will receive a diploma attesting to their skills and expertise in their respective fields. In addition, in order to further their success, the FFHL will give each student their own tool kit based on their particular field so they will be able to immediately secure work in their communities.
“WE MUST CONTINUE TO OPEN ALL AVENUES OF WORK FOR THE CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION WHETHER IT BE ON A COLLEGE LEVEL OR AT A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL LEVEL. EACH WILL PROVIDE THEM A MEANS OF SECURING FUTURE EMPLOYMENT AND THUS GIVING THEM HOPE.”
The Foundation has been able to provide excellent opportunities for vocational students in the Holy Land through the generosity of people like you.
But there are still many more students who need our help.