Our Mission

Photo of John Aves

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.

News

Link to JAEP from YMCA Norfolk website

JAEP is affiliated to YMCA Norfolk. This enables us to claim gift aid on individual donations.

YMCA Norfolk have included a link to JAEP from their website:

www.ymcanorfolk.org

Within the YMCA Norfolk website the link to JAEP can be found at:

www.ymcanorfolk.org/who-we-are/our-partners/

We are invesigating with YMCA Norfolk options for online giving

Anne Aves is a trustee for YMCA Norfolk

 

 

 

Jacob Boswall returned to Dheisheh in April 2015

Nibal, Marwa, Jacob, Fadi Dheisheh February 2014

Jacob stayed in Dheisheh for ten days in April 2015, staying at the home of one of the JAEP students.

Jacob spent time with JAEP students when he is staying in Dheisheh and also accompany them as they travelled to Al Quds University.

Jacob was living and volunteering in Dheisheh from January to March 2014. During this time he met JAEP students

Videos of conversations held in November 2014 with the students and photos from this trip have been uploaded to our website

On the far right is Khalil a JAEP student
Marwa, Rasha, Nihal, Amal & Anne in IBDAA November 2014

Anne videoed a conversation with each of the young people from Dheisheh that JAEP is currently financially supporting. These can be found under the student tab on this website

Each student was asked the following questions:

What course are you studying, what interested you about this subject?

Why did you choose Al Quds University?

What do you plan to do when you have completed your course?

The importance of volunteering

Why do you think JAEP is currently sponsoring more girls than boys?

Do you have story about checkpoints?

 

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