After more than 2 months of arduous waiting, the results of the Occupational Therapy certification exam are finally in – 7 out of 12 Palestinian participants from East Jerusalem passed! This brings the total number of Palestinian occupational therapists who have passed the exam with our help to 16 (9 passed the exam the first year), out of a total of 28 participants. Before we started our program, 1-2 from East Jerusalem were passing every year. Read more background information about this program here.
The next step, of course, is for these graduates to find work in their fields. We know that 6 from last year’s class have already found jobs, and we’ll be helping this latest cohort to find employment as well.
We’d like to thank the Jerusalem Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Dear Foundation and the Hadassah Foundation, for their continuing support of this program. We’d also like to thank the course’s teachers and course developers, and our own Ezadeen El-Saad, who ensured that the course would succeed.