Student Videos

Aysar talks about JAEP

Aysar talks about the importance of JAEP. He explains that his father and John showed him the importance of choosing education as the way of dealing with the occupation rather than either violence or mental illness. Aysar was one of the young boys taught by John in IBDAA. 

April 2013 and November 2014

In April 2013 and November 2014 Anne stayed at Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem and Al Quds University in East Jerusalem to spend time with the young people JAEP is financially supporting. During this time Anne joined the young people in their classes and met their tutors.

Anne also had a meeting with the Principal and Heads of Faculty, with Head of Education, and joined the teacher training tutors for some of their classes. This enabled Anne to gain a greater understanding of teaching, learning and assessment at the university.

Fadi Ramadan Biology (second part of the conversation)

Video filmed in IBDAA within Dheisheh November 2014

Fadi is in his third and final year of a degree in Biology. When he has completed his degree he would like to study for a masters degree in UK or else where in europe.

He explains that there are more girls than boys in the camp, and also that the girls have less freedom than boys and so more time and willingness to complete applications!

He describes going through the checkpoint on the way to Al Quds University. And how this can be unpredictable especially if there has been a recent eruption of trouble 

Fadi Ramadan Biology (first part of the conversation)

The first part of a conversation with Fadi which took place in IBDAA, Dheisheh Camp in November 2014

Fadi talks about his course, why he chose to study at Al Quds Bard University and his plans to progress to postgraduate study, with the aspiration to become a professor at local universities.

Nihal Salmon Dentistry

Video filmed at IBDAA in Dheisheh November 2014

Nihal is in the second year of a five year course in Dentistry. The course is available at Al Quds University but not Bethlehem. Nihal chose dentistry because her view is that this offers more career options for girls than medicine.

Nihal plans to open a dentistry clinic in Dheisheh because currently there isnt one. 

Nihal thinks more girls applied for our scholarship than boys because, boys have more freedom and opportunities, including being able to earn money to support their studies.

Marwa Assarasrah Medicine

Video filmed at IBDAA in Dheisheh November 2014

Marwa is in her third year of studying a seven year degree in Medicine. Medicine is not available at Bethlehem University.

Marwa feels medicine is the best science in the world because it can help people and save lives. After her degree Marwa plans to specialise in gynaecology so she can help women

She describes her journey to the university and her desire to never be late for a class which means she leaves home early

Rasha Al Khmour Biology

Filmed at IBDAA in Dheisheh November 2014

Rasha is in her third and final year studying biology at Bards College based at Al Quds University. She chose to study at Bards because they have a US system, i.e. the student study a major subject and then select a number of minors.

Rasha has enjoyed for example Politics and Media and feels the structure of the course has enabled her to extend her knowledge. After her degree she plans to study for a master in bio-diversity, and is especially interested in the impact of politics on environmental issues

Amal Mansour Medical Laboratory Sciences

Amal is in her second year of a medical laboratory sciences degree

Medical Laboratory Sciences is a vocational course offered only at Al Quds University, that is Bethlehem University does not run the course

Amal chose the subject because of her desire to help her local community and plans to work at a hospital in Bethlehem when she has completed her studies

Amal describes long days as a student with many exams.  

Video filmed in IBDAA within Dheisheh Camp in November 2014

Khalil Dar Younis Nursing

Video filmed in IBDAA within Dheisheh Camp in November 2014

Khalil is in the fourth year of a nursing degree. He describes how he choose nursing because of his love of helping sick people & also that there are many career options unlike more traditional subjects

Khalil talks of Al Quds university being willing to accept boys to study nursing whereas Bethlehem University is more reluctant. Prior to studying nursing he volunteered in local hospitals

Nibal Radwan Computer Engineering

Filmed at her home in Dheisheh in November 2014. Nibal chose to study computer engineering because of her interest in understanding how computers work, and has really enjoyed her course especially learning about games programing

Indeed after her degree she hopes to complete a master degree and then start a business producing computer games

Nibal spoke of her journey to the university, explaining how before the checkpoints and separation wall the journey would take 10 minutes but it now takes an hour,

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