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.

News

Videos of conversations held in November 2014 with the students are currently being uploaded to our website

On the far right is Khalil a JAEP student

Anne videoed a conversation with each of the young people from Dheisheh 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!

Have you a story about checkpoints

 

Anne stays at Al Quds University and Dheisheh Camp from 1 to 12 November 2014

Anne with Amal one of the students JAEP is supporting at Al Quds University

Anne returned to Al Quds University and Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp from 1 to 12 November 2014. For this visit Anne stayed at both locations. The journey from Dheisheh Camp in Bethlehem to Al Quds University in Abu Dis a village on the outskirits of Jerusalem involves passing a checkpoint which means journey time is unpredictable. This meant I could spend more time with the young people we are financially supporting. During the time at Al Quds University, Anne joined the young people for their classes and meet their tutors.

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. 

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 now available

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