Recently concluded projects supported by the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy Land
Many of the projects supported by the Order aim to help train young people to serve their country and land in the faith, under the motto ‘Ut Cognoscant te’, which means ‘that they may know you’ (in other words: you, the one true God).
At the request of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Order’s mission is to support the implementation of numerous projects, large and small, in the Holy Land. This article presents the projects completed between September and December, thanks to contributions from the Lieutenancies around the world. These works, once completed, help our brothers and sisters in this part of the world to live a better life.
Three projects were completed at the Gaza School
The school’s entrance hall and laboratory needed renovation: the accessibility of these two areas had been compromised by various problems.
The school entrance hall is a very important space because it is used for all school activities, including meetings, assemblies and gatherings. The windows, lighting and ventilation system needed to be replaced and the entire security system overhauled.
Furthermore, the school laboratory had become unusable due to a serious water leak that had caused extensive damage.
Thanks to a grant from the England and Wales Lieutenancy, the necessary work was carried out to make these two areas safe.
The second intervention, which was completed in recent months, was the installation of a new steel roof on the school’s playing field, thanks to a donation from the Dutch Lieutenancy.
This project was proposed to complement the Latin Patriarchate’s commitment to provide its students with a positive school environment and to contribute to their health and well-being.
The new canopy will provide a shaded area where students can rest during recess and protect themselves from the adverse effects of sun and rain, allowing for longer periods of safe learning and play. In addition, the more adequately protected play area will also serve the parish to host the many family and social events that require a shaded outdoor area.
Lastly, the French Lieutenancy financed the renovation of the computer labs for the students and teachers of the Gaza school.