Our Mission

CEPAL serves Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by increasing their access to education.  By raising public awareness in Canada of the plight of refugees, CEPAL also fosters a knowledge exchange between Canadians and Palestinians.
CEPAL facilitates sustainable change by:

  • Providing English language training in refugee camps to help Palestinian children and youth pass elementary and secondary school requirements
  • Promoting  a love of learning and confidence among Palestinian children and youth through active learning
  • Creating opportunities for Canadians to learn more about the plight of refugees in Lebanon through awareness raising activities in Canada

Our Vision

We seek a world where all children and youth have access to their basic human rights, including education. As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we believe that education should be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We contribute to this vision through provision of education to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  We believe that active learning builds confidence, while access to English language training increases Palestinian refugees’ access to higher education, employment opportunities, and global engagement.

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Join CEPAL at the Toronto Palestine Film Festival!

We are pleased to announce that CEPAL will be co-presenting the Canadian premiere of director Marco Pasquini’s film Gaza Hospital at the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.  This screening will take place on Monday, October 1st at 9 pm at the AGO. For more information and to buy tickets, visit TPFF’s website:  http://tpff.ca/tpff-program-2012/.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Marco Pasquini’s Gaza Hospital:  In the 1970s, Beirut’s Gaza Hospital was established as the primary medical centre at the crossroads of the Palestinian Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Thirty years ago, this building witnessed one of the darkest chapters in Lebanese and Palestinian history – the Sabra and Shatila massacres. Today, the war-scarred building is home to hundreds of Palestinian refugee families. Drawing on exclusive archival footage of the hospital and interviews with former hospital staff, the film chronicles the history of Palestinian refugees in Beirut and the role this monumental building played in their lives. Through these unforgettable stories, Gaza Hospital emerges as a symbol of hope and resistance. Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAzABCUDhj0

 

Our Mission

CEPAL serves Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by increasing their access to education.  By raising public awareness in Canada of the plight of refugees, CEPAL also fosters a knowledge exchange between Canadians and Palestinians.
CEPAL facilitates sustainable change by:

  • Providing English language training in refugee camps to help Palestinian children and youth pass elementary and secondary school requirements
  • Promoting  a love of learning and confidence among Palestinian children and youth through active learning
  • Creating opportunities for Canadians to learn more about the plight of refugees in Lebanon through awareness raising activities in Canada

 

Our Vision

We seek a world where all children and youth have access to their basic human rights, including education. As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we believe that education should be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We contribute to this vision through provision of education to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  We believe that active learning builds confidence, while access to English language training increases Palestinian refugees’ access to higher education, employment opportunities, and global engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

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