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.


JAEP Christmas cards

JAEP Christmas card 2014

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. 

Anne returns to Dheisheh & Al Quds University from 1 to 12 November 2014

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Anne is returning to Dheisheh & Al Quds University from 1 to 12 November & will stay at both places. I'm looking forward very much to my sixth visit to Dheisheh and third to Al Quds. This visit will see the first time I have stayed at the university, instead of visiting from Dheisheh in Bethlehem. Because of the boundary between Israel & Palestinian Territories a journey that, if a direct route was possible, would take 15/20 mins takes well over an hour, there is also a checkpoint very near to the university.

JAEP financially supports another four young people from Dheisheh to study at Al Quds University

From September JAEP has financially supported another four young people living in Dheisheh to study at Al Quds University.

Young people from Dheisheh were invited by Al Quds to apply for JAEP sponsorship. Following a shortlisting process and interview by Skype, four were successful.

Amal (Medical Laboratory Sciences), Khalil (Nursing), Nihal (Denistry), Rasha (Biology)

JAEP is continuing to support Fadi (Biology), Marwah (Medicine), Layla (Midwifery)

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.

Introduction to the work of JAEP

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