A conversation with Giovanni Anbar of ETVTC

August 28, 2020- Posted in Live from the Holy Land, Palestine, People, Video, Vocational Education, West Bank

Giovanni Anbar, general director of the Episcopal Technological and Vocational Training Center (ETVTC) in Ramallah, West Bank, talks with John Lent, executive director of American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ), about the mission of the school and current conditions in the West Bank.

The conversation took place via Zoom on August 20, 2020.

ETVTC was founded in 2000 by its current director Giovanni Anbar. Students spend two years of hands-on learning in one of two tracks: hospitality and culinary arts or information technology. Upon graduation 94 percent of students move to full-time employment or go onto additional vocational training, or university studies. AFEDJ supporters offer hope and opportunity for success by funding scholarships, equipment purchases, and on-the-job training.

This is the fourth in a series of “Live from the Holy Land” conversations sponsored by AFEDJ. Look for more interviews in the weeks to come on our channel.

Learn more about the work of the ETVTC and other schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities that AFEDJ supports in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Israel, and Lebanon. These humanitarian institutions – some established more than 100 years ago – serve all people without regard to religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay and are owned and operated the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.