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Hanan Al Hroub

Innovator in Nonviolent Teaching

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Date of Birth:

1972

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Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Bethlehem

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Why Featured?

Transforming Education in Conflict Zones

Brief bio

Hanan Al Hroub is a Palestinian teacher who has garnered international recognition for her pioneering approach to education in conflict zones. Growing up in a refugee camp and experiencing firsthand the impact of violence, Al Hroub developed educational strategies focused on play and trauma recovery, helping children cope with the adversities of conflict.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Early Life in a Refugee Camp: Her formative years in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp profoundly influenced her commitment to education and nonviolence.

  • Development of Educational Philosophy: Inspired by the need to address trauma in her own children, she formulated an educational approach that emphasizes nonviolence and play as healing methods.

  • Global Recognition: In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Global Teacher Prize, recognizing her contributions to education amid conflict.

  • Advocacy for Peaceful Teaching Methods: Al Hroub has become an international advocate for nonviolent education, speaking at numerous educational and peace forums.

  • Author and Educational Leader: Published a book detailing her educational approach, which has been implemented in various schools within Palestine.

  • Pioneering Nonviolent Educational Practices: Developed a teaching methodology that uses play to deal with trauma, which has been adopted in various educational settings in conflict zones...See More

  • International Advocacy: Uses her platform to promote the importance of trauma-informed education worldwide, especially in regions affected by conflict.

  • Training Educators: Conducts workshops and training sessions for teachers on implementing nonviolent education and dealing with trauma in children.

  • Inspirational Role Model: Inspires educators globally by demonstrating how resilient and innovative teaching methods can overcome the challenges posed by violence and instability...See More

  • Educational Publications: Her writings and teachings provide a blueprint for educators around the world to understand and implement nonviolent teaching strategies in their own classrooms.

Date of Last Update: 
July 8, 2024

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