Our Mission

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The John Aves Educational Project seeks to empower disadvantaged young people to fulfill their potential through educational achievement in order for them to better serve their community.


Book launch for Bishop Graham Lent Factor

Bishop Graham has written a lent book for 2015, the book contains 40 chapters for 40 (deceased) people who have had an impact on his life. One of the 40 people is John. An article about the book launch appeared in the EDP/Evening News in December. 

Report on November visit to Dheisheh & Al Quds University

A report of Anne's November 2014 visit to Dheisheh & Al Quds University to spend time with the ten students we've sponsored.

The article appeared in the Evening News on 15 December & EDP on 24 December

JAEP Christmas cards sold out!

JAEP Christmas card 2014

We are very pleased to report that our first ever Christmas cards sold out, we had a print run of 2000 and sold all of them! Thank you very much to all our supporters.

JAEP is selling Christmas cards. This is a first for us! The cards are in packs of 10 for £3.50. They are available from the Orginal Charity Card Shop Norwich based at All Saints Church, Westlegate, Norwich, NR1 3LG. The shop is open from 0930 to 1700 from 20 October to 19 December. 

Our Approach

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With the support of our Patron, Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, 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.

JAEP student interviews April 2013, November 2014 interviews to follow soon

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