Who we are


The “Ephpheta Paul VI” Institute in Bethlehem is a special school for the audio-
phonetic rehabilitation of deaf children residents in the Palestinian Territories. The main aims
of the Centre are training and preparing students to face the society with the understanding
that deafness is not an obstacle for personal achievement in the civil society.

Our story


The institute was built in a period of six years. During this period, it was planned to start the
first educational – Rehabilitation program. On June 30 th , 1971, Cardinal Maximilian Furstemberg inaugurated the school, whose management was entrusted to the Congregation of the Sisters Teachers of Saint Dorothy...[read more]

With whom we work


Every year, our Institute welcomes about 150 hearing-impaired children with different religion faith, making it  in the daily ife, an educational center for coexistence and mutual tolerance.....[read more]

Deafness in Palestine


Worldwide, one child out of a thousand is born totally or partially deaf. Partialor complete deafness is the most common sensory impairment, with a lifetime incidence of 1 in 10...[read more]

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