Bethlehem University recently received a $400,000 grant from AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.), through its Palestinian Faculty Development Program. The funds will be used to establish a Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence in the university and enable it to address multiple goals over two years, including finding better ways to educate its students, explained Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray.
Bethlehem University is one of two West Bank universities to receive a grant, which was funded by the United States Aid for International Development.
AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) is a non-government organization established in 1951 by a group of educators, theologians, and writers to improve mutual understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With more than 23 country and project offices today, AMIDEAST’s founding mission remains its guiding principle-building peace through education.