Russian school near Jerusalem received solar panels from Russia

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotoracconti battery. Archival photoRussian school near Jerusalem received solar panels from Russia© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Russian public organization «Russian humanitarian mission» was sent to the beginning of the new academic year electric solar panels, and new textbooks and books for the Orthodox school in a suburb of Jerusalem, said Tuesday at a conference in the framework of the III International Christian forum the representative of the organization Elizaveta Makarova.

«We plan to install solar panels has now the necessary equipment is delivered, and, now, by September-October this year, it is planned enough large-scale project that will significantly reduce the costs of the Russian Orthodox school in Bethany — the school will be fully provided with electricity by solar batteries,» — said Makarov.

According to her, the Orthodox girls ‘ school in the Eastern suburb of Jerusalem, Bethany created at the women’s monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad (ROCA), at the same time, as noted by Makarov, «most girls who attend this school, woman.»

«The school has authority, there is a lot of competition. And our task, together with the monastery is to organize the learning process there is the Russian language, and, therefore, to cultivate loyal, tolerant attitude, in principle, to Orthodoxy and to the Russian culture among Palestinian children», — said the representative of «Russian humanitarian mission».

To this end, the members of the organization sent to this school textbooks of Russian language and literature — Russian classics. The textbooks contain comments, taking into account the «Arab specificity». The same assistance, according to Makarova, and received a public school in Bethlehem for boys, established in 2014 with the support of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society. In August, the top 12 students from Bethlehem schools were in Moscow and in the children’s camp «Artek», where they went to relax in as a reward.

In addition, the representative of the «Russian humanitarian mission» reported that in the Gaza strip with the participation of the organization was to create a Russian cultural centre Kalinka, which she also now takes care of. The district has about three hundred «Russian-speaking» families.

«Mothers were born in the Soviet Union and later married a Palestinian and now lives in the Gaza strip. The children who are there, they including, they say, and in Russian, thanks to one of the parents. And in this difficult area has been created a center where children are trying to teach Russian culture. With them are staged, they sing, learn Russian folk tales… This allows them to see something else than war,» — said Makarov.