Our Objects

Photo of John Aves

The John Aves Education Project seeks the advancement of education for the public benefit by offering undergraduate grants to the disadvantaged young people from Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp and its vicinity in Bethlehem who demonstrate academic and community achievements but whose financial and social situation hinders them from pursuing undergraduate study within Palestinian universities. From 2007 to 2017 we have raised over £128,000 and funded 26 young people which has enabled them to achieve an undergraduate degree.

News

JAEP sponsoring another 4 young people from Dheisheh Camp

JAEP are delighted to report that following SKYPE interviews we have awarded financal support to four girls from Dheisheh to study for an undergraduate degree at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem.

Areej (Pharmacy), Azhar (Nursing), Hiba (Dentistry) and Leen (Electrical Engineering)

To date JAEP has supported twenty six young people, nineteen girls and seven boys

 

JAEP trustees return to Dheisheh and Al Quds University

A street in Dheisheh
Al Quds University

Anne Aves (JAEP Chair) is returning for her seventh visit to Dheisheh from 28 October to 7 November 2017. Joining her are another trustee, a member of Norwich Cathedral, and a JAEP benefactor. The purpose of the visit is to spend time with JAEP students, their families and the teaching staff at Al Quds University. The party will divide their time between Dheisheh and the university. At the university the group will join the young people for some of their classes, speak to their tutors and review their assessed work.

2017 Christmas cards are available!

Bethlehem
Little Donkey
Buxton Church
Church Candles
Christmas Wreath

2017 JAEP Christmas cards are now available for sale from:

15 St. Stephens Street (Next door to the small Sainsburys) The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop Open Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700

Norwich (Anglican) Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinty Gift Shop Open Mon - Sat 0915 - 1700 and Sun 1145 - 1530

St. John's (RC) Cathedral Norwich Gift Shop Tuesday to Saturday 1030 - 4pm Sunday after the Mass.

Thank you to local artist Helen Harrison for her engaging designs:

The following cards are available

Our Approach

Olive Branch JAEP logo

With the support of our Patron, Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, the project continues exploring opportunities to develop its work and outreach. We provide scholarships to bright and disadvantaged young people to fulfill their potential and continue their education in their own communities. - The Project works with universities in the Holy Land to identify deserving students from Dheisheh Refugee Camp capable of making a positive impact. - We continue to develop our links with other communities in the Holy Land to ensure we identify the most appropriate students.

Aysar's Story (one of our current links with IBDAA and a student with John in 2003)

April 2013, November 2014 at Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem and Al Quds University in East Jerusalem