Our Mission

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


JAEP has raised over £90000 since forming in January 2007

John Aves August 2003

JAEP has reached an important milestone, raising over £90,000 and financially supporting seventeen young people to study for a degree, since its creation in January 2007. 


Huge thanks to all our many loyal supporters. Special thanks to all you support us with a standing order, this enables us to plan further ahead. Standing order donations have raised more than £18500 and enabled us to financially support five of our seventeen young people.


Standing order form can be found on the donations tab

Norwich Cathedral continues to financially support JAEP

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We are very pleased to report that Norwich Cathedral continues to support JAEP. We have recently received the second donation of a three year commitment. 

Huge thanks to the cathedral whose donations have enabled us to financially support seven years of university education for Dheisheh young people. 


JAEP receives a £15000 donation

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We are thrilled to announce that JAEP has received a donation of £15,000. The donation will be used to fund one young person from Dheisheh to study for a degree in Medicine at Al Quds University.

The duration of the course is six years.

With huge thanks to our extremely generous donors for this gift. 

Our Approach

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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