The Occupation of the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza in
created a new reality that forced Elizabeth Nasir to respond to. Having
felt that she had contributed a lot to the elimination of the begging
she turned around to comply with the
request of the girls' families who felt the need for formal education.
That need was further stressed as all the government schools in
fell under Israeli control and had to follow the Israeli Curriculum.
was an urgent request for Palestinian educational institutions and
El-Zuhur responded to that request.
With a substantial support of the Norwegian Refugee Council,
and other organizations and churches, the program developed gradually,
and by 1971, Rawdat El-Zuhur became a complete coeducational elementary
school. The kindergarten section was added in 1979, and since then new
children are admitted to the kindergarten only except for very rare and
special humanitarian cases.
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Begun in 1997, updated May 2003