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 August 2020 we have raised £410320 and funded 41 young people which has enabled them to achieve an undergraduate degree.


JAEP has received a further legacy of £75,000 in May

JAEP is thrilled to announce we have received a further legacy of £75,000 during May
We are immensely appreciative of this wonderful gift which enables us to fund even more young people living in Dheisheh Camp from September 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter

The Spring 2020 Newsletter includes JAEP recent achievements, a report of the recent JAEP visit to spend time with our students, the impact of JAEP funding for the beneficiaries.

The picture Left to Right, Anne, Wala (Final year Pharmacy), Liz is taken at Al Quds University February 2020.

In these extraordinary times thank you very much for your continued support.

JAEP Trustees visited Al Quds University and Dheisheh Camp in February 2020

Anne Aves (Chair) and Liz Magem (Secretary) returned to Al Quds University and Dheisheh Camp last month
From 23 - 26 February we spent time with JAEP seventeen current students and their staff at Al Quds University
From 27 February - 2 March in Dheisheh Camp we spent more time with JAEP current and past students.
When in Dheisheh we also spent time with JAEP students at Bethlehem University

Attached a report of our visit

The Spring 2020 Newsletter includes a summary of this report

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