Our Objects

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The John Aves Education Project seeks the advancement of education for the public benefit by offering undergraduate grants to the disadvantaged young people from Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp and its vicinity in Bethlehem who demonstrate academic and community achievements but whose financial and social situation hinders them from pursuing undergraduate study within Palestinian universities. From 2007 to December 2019 we have raised £324568 and funded 41 young people which has enabled them to achieve an undergraduate degree.


Scholarships for 2019/2020 awarded


We are pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to:
Eight young people living in Dheisheh and studying at Al Quds University;six girls and 2 boys, the subjects are: Dentistry (1), Medicine (2) Midwifery (2) Nursing (3)
Two young people living in Dheisheh and studying at Bethlehem University; two girls, the subjects are: Accountancy and Nursing

JAEP has now funded forty one young people to gain an undergraduate degree.
We are pleased to continue our work with Al Quds University and to re-establish our link with Bethlehem University.

2019 Christmas cards are available

JAEP Christmas cards are on sale NOW at Norwich Cathedral shop, The Narthex, St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich, Revelation Resource Centre, Norwich and the Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop (www.oncccs.org.uk) at 17 St. Stephens. If you are unable to visit any of these outlets and wish to purchase our Christmas cards please email info@ jaep.org.uk There are seven new designs for 2019, see document below

Impact of legacy on number of young people we can fund from September 2019

JAEP is currently reviewing applications from the young people of Dheisheh to study for an undergraduate degree from September 2019.
We have received a record number of applications.

Receiving a legacy in April 2019 means we can:

fund more students for the next academic year
increase the amount of funding for the more expensive courses, i.e. Medicine and Dentistry increase finding from $3000 to $6000
increase the number of local universities we work with

More later......

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

Student Videos