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.


Ipswich Road Community Hub Christmas Bazaar

Ipswich Community Hub

JAEP is supporting this event at Ipswich Road Community Hub, Independance Matters, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QS

We will be selling our Christmas cards at this event

JAEP displaying an alternate crib set at URC event

URC Christmas Crib

On 26 to 29 November JAEP is exhibiting an alternative crib set at URC Ipswich Road

The event is open from 1000 to 1600 on 26 to 28 November and from 1400 to 1800 on 29 November.

Our display shows a traditional crib set but the journey of the 3 Kings to Bethlehem is blocked by the separation wall

We are also selling JAEP Christmas cards

Christmas cards 2015

Christmas wreath
Buxton Church
URC This is Christmas

Please support JAEP by buying our 2015 Christmas card.  We have three designs; a Christmas wreath, Buxton Church and Candles. JAEP would like to thank Helen Harrison for designing and painting these three images.

Cards, priced at £4.50 for 10, are for sale at:

From 4 November at 6 The Royal Arcade, NR2 1NQ, The Original Charity Christmas Card Shop, Monday to Saturday 0930 - 1700

From 14 October at Norwich Cathedral Gift Shop, NR1 4DH, Monday to Saturday 0915 to 1700 and Sunday 1145 - 1530

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