A bus rental company is taking on the challenge of cleaning up the damaged and boarded up buses at a renovated Palestinian school bus center.
In a project to make the buses in the facility more habitable and less dangerous, B’Tselem, a Palestinian civil society organization, is renovating and upgrading a number of the buses.
In one area, the company is using wood to replace the concrete boards, and in another, they are installing more ventilation holes to prevent mold.
In the process, the firm has replaced all the windows in the bus with new ones, installed new seats, and installed a new toilet.
The company has also replaced the bus’s flooring with insulation to protect the children and staff from the cold and dust.
The school has been receiving more than 30,000 children in the past year, and the buses have been packed with them.
The project was undertaken by the B’Thon-Beit El-Kaba School for the Blind and the Rehabilitation of the Blind, a private educational center in the village of Tulkarm in the northern West Bank.
The buses were built in the 1970s, and since then they have been used by thousands of families in the area, but they were recently damaged by arson and graffiti.
During the renovations, the school was built in one part of the building and boarded over, with the windows boarded up and boarded.
The school is in the middle of the old village and is home to many families with disabilities.
The renovation of the school bus centers, however, is not new.
In 2011, B-Tselam partnered with the Ministry of Education to rehabilitate and renovate the school buses.
The new project will not only make the school safer, but also allow the students to study in the same area.
The B’Tanim Bus Rental Company, which is part of B’Ts’Agency for Children and Families, says that the renovated buses will be used for the next few years, and that it will continue to operate in the old building.
“We want to make sure that they stay here, so that they have the opportunity to return to their previous living situation,” said Elazar Naji, the founder of B-Tanim.
Naji says that he and his partner wanted to improve the school and make it safer.
“We have no money, so we had to ask the Ministry to do this,” he said.
The bus center in Tulkarsac is one of many damaged and abandoned bus depots that have been the subject of intense construction work since the beginning of the year.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has built and expanded many depots over the years, with more than half of them built since the early 2000s.
The damaged buses are often used by Palestinian families to travel between their homes and to schools and other sites.