The Palestinian Territories

Panoramic view of Bethlehem. Palestinian territories. Israel

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote progress and development through providing opportunities in education, vocational training, micro-business, student and youth exchanges, women's empowerment programs and international cooperation and partnerships.  Our particular focus is on youth, women and the disenfranchised who are often most at-risk.

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Language Centre

ILC's language center is centrally located on Bethlehem's main street where our qualified, international instructors offer affordable Conversational English Courses for all levels. Our trained Arabic teachers also offer Spoken Arabic Courses for foreigners.  German, Portuguese and Chinese language courses have also been run successfully in the past and we hope to offer Hebrew classes in 2018. Our language courses run over an 8-week period throughout the year with IELTS and TOEFL preparation courses also available upon request.


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“Shine” Women's Empowerment Course

“Shine” is a personal development program run over 8 weeks where women are empowered to recognise their own inner value, to understand their personal strength, and to realise their purpose in life. This program has been hugely successful since its inception in 2012 and is now in high demand across the nation and region.


Since running the first ever “Shine” course in the Middle East in 2012, ILC has now partnered with several other local and international organisations in offering “Shine” in multiple cities in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as well as 7 other locations within the Middle East where over 300 women have now successfully complete the “Shine” program.