Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange
Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange

Our Mission and Vision


CEPAL serves Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by increasing their access to education.  By raising public awareness in Canada of the plight of refugees, CEPAL also fosters a knowledge exchange between Canadians and Palestinians.
CEPAL facilitates sustainable change by:

  • Providing English language training and skills building to empower Palestinian refugees in their education
  • Promoting a love of learning and confidence among Palestinian through active learning
  • Creating opportunities for Canadians to learn more about the plight of refugees in Lebanon through awareness raising activities in Canada


We seek a world where all, and especially children and youth, have access to their basic human rights, including education. As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we believe that education should be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We contribute to this vision through provision of education to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  We believe that active learning builds confidence, while access to English language training increases Palestinian refugees’ access to higher education, employment opportunities, and global engagement.