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APPENDIX D.—ME. MOCATTA's VISIT TO THE LEVANT. 65
that this evil will be averted, the results attained having been so satisfactory. The teaching staff in Galata appears to bo admirable. The seven or eight other schools in Constantinople I was, to my regret, unable to visit. Nor could I manage to visit the Kadiskeui School, which I passed on my visit to the Kaimakam. Good as the Alliance Schools are at Constantinople and its environs, they only suffice for the instruction of a comparatively small number of the children of the district. Altogether there seem to be 1,200 to 1,500 children taught at the schools, but there must be in this population of 30,000 to 40,000 souls, 5,000 or 6,000 children who, though fit for schooling, or rather requiring to be schooled, have to bo left in the cold. I must, however, congratulate the Alliance on the eminently charitable and useful work it has initiated and kept up. It struck me that it was one of the best results of this action, that the example set by the Alliance has suggested the formation of independent and similar Schools in different localities. At Broussa there has recently been founded a school, in premises belonging to the community. Thirty-four boys receive in that school an education similar to that given in Alliance Schools. The teacher is a young man who formerly received his education in an Alliance School, and the instruction is given through the medium of French. Although the Jewish population of Broussa is anything but wealthy, it has never asked for help from without; but at the present time the weight of expenses falls too heavily on the community. The monthly expenses appear to be 300 fr. Half of that amount is easily procurable, but the other half threatens to call forth a serious deficit, which will have to be made good by subventions from abroad. There are at present from 1,000 to 1,200 Jews at Broussa.
In Constantinople I had the pleasure of meeting M. Pariente, whom I advised to visit the Broussa School, as also an institution founded at Haidar-Pasha, near Scutari, where resides a small community in easy circumstances and in no need of external resources. To my regret I was unable to visit that school, which is attended by 50 to 60 boys and girls. The school only came into existence since the recent Jewish festivals, and has adopted the title of " Sir Moses Montefiore School.'"' These initiatives of an entirely independent character I regard with great sympathy ; they merit to attract the encouragement of those travellers who take an active interest in the cause of Jewish education. I am hopeful of the future, for I see that in this country, where deep-rooted prejudices are rampant, the Babbis seem to look upon these schools with a favourable eye, and their successors, probably mOre enlightened, will be sure
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