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Palestine: Childhood Denied


Institute For Middle East Studies

ANERA Education Program Manager Sulieman Mleahat talks about the challenges to early childhood development for Palestinian children and strategies for improvement in the areas of teacher training, curriculum development, school infrastructure, literacy, parenting, and health & nutrition.


  • Mr. Mleahat has been ANERA’s education program manager since 2010. He has worked 20 years in the international development sector, 15 of which have been spent in the international education field. Mr. Mleahat has a master’s degree from the University of Bristol in international development, with a focus on in Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Quality Basic Education. He has a highly successful track record in planning, funding, managing and reviewing a multitude of basic education, ECD and humanitarian development projects in the Middle East and East Africa.