What is TCC?
The Teacher Creativity Center "TCC" is defined as a non-for-profit, non-governmental Palestinian registered organization that is mainly devoted to transforming the role of education in Palestine to become a socially-responsible education.
TCC is the only organization in Palestine that is committed to promoting the social outcomes of quality education in Palestine and MENA, transforming by that education purposes, goals and strategies- in these countries- to become more socially-responsible. In alignment with target 4.7 under SDG4 and article 26 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Socially-responsible education implies that education shall be directed to the full development of Human Personality and the acquisition of knowledge and life skills needed to promote sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, global citizenship, respect for Human Rights and International Law, culture of peace and non-violence, appreciation of cultural diversity and mutual understanding, tolerance and friendship with all nations, racial and religious groups. In alignment with these mutually- reinforcing and guiding visions of Quality Education Outcomes & Socially-Responsible Education, TCC advocates for a community-driven, rights-based and outcome-oriented planning for education in Palestine and MENA. And in so doing, the center takes advantage of its membership in various local and regional alliances, partnerships and campaigns “Like the Palestinian Education Coalition, The Arab campaign for Education, ANHRE Network and the Arab Regional SDG-Education 2030 Partners” to empower education coalitions in Palestine and MENA and build their capacities in planning, monitoring and reporting on quality education outcomes, advocacy & social accountability, international advocacy and resources’ mobilization to maintain institutional and financial sustainability. TCC also takes advantage of its membership and strong influence in the regional and international alliances and partnerships concerned with education (Like the Presidency of GCE and the UNESCO’s Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education -CCNGOs) to increase support for education coalitions in MENA and to strengthen the presence of these coalitions in these alliances and partnerships.
TCC is registered officially to the specialized department of the Ministry of Interior according to the regulations of the charitable societies’ law No. 1 for the year 2000 under the serial number RA-2247-E
Registration & License date: 18/8/2002
Established in 1995 by a group of primary and secondary school teachers working in public, private, and UNRWA schools to the end of transforming the role of education in Palestine to become a socially-responsible education, the center has demonstrated professionalism and keenness in the delivery of its services since its beginnings, which, in 1997, pushed the Ministry of Education & Higher Education to invite TCC to participate in the “Preparation & actualization of the Palestinian school curricula” Project, which was being carried out at that time, and to introduce its vision on how education can be more socially-responsible. In 2000, TCC participated in evaluating the civic education curriculum for the 6thgrade upon a request from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. In 2001, the centre developed its first 5-year participatory strategic plan. Through that plan the centre defined and adopted its vision and mission statements. Regarding activities, the plan gave a special attention to the extent of the Ministry of Education’s commitment to integrate concepts of democracy, citizenship and Human Rights principles and standards into the curricula and school environment, which was manifested in the plan’s special focus on monitoring the governmental performance in terms of the aforementioned themes. The plan also concentrated on enhancing the competencies and skills of the educational cadre especially in themes like: Role of education based on article 26 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Citizenship, participatory management of public schools and democratic practises in school environment. Since 2001, the centre passed through four strategic planning cycles.The last three plans added new developmental themes to the work of TCC including: improving livelihoods through forming active civil positions and attitudes of school students and youth towards corruption and values of transparency, accountability and integrity in the service delivery system of the public sector, strengthening the role of education in promoting respect for IHRL/IHL in the society, enhancing inclusion and equity in the national education system, promoting the rights of HRs defenders, vocational training for school dropouts, mainstreaming citizenship values and HRs into the vocational education, combating school dropout and child labour, gender equality and socio-emotional learning theory and skills.
Productive, tolerant, initiative-taking, and responsible Palestinians who are committed to their national identity and actively participating in building a democratic and civic society
TCC is a Palestinian socially-responsible educational NGO working on the empowerment of key actors and communities to achieve quality education outcomes and promote the rights to equity, equality and inclusion.
Responsibility and accountability- Fairness- Transparency and integrity- Respect and acceptance.
Within the frame of its strategic plan 2020-2022, TCC seeks to achieve the following strategic objectives: