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 September 2020 we have raised £412064 and funded 57 young people which has enabled them to achieve an undergraduate degree.


JAEP Autumn 2020 Newsletter

JAEP Autumn 2020 Newsletter has been published!

The two topics are:

JAEP scholarship allocation for 2020-2021
JAEP Christmas Cards

JAEP Scholarships for 2020-2021

Group February 2020

JAEP scholarship for 2020-2021

September is the time of year when we allocate funding to young people living in Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp, Bethlehem to study at their local universities. We often refer to this as the harvest of our year. The acute need to support students was starker this year (the situation has been impacted by Covid-19 as well as the deteriorating economic and political situation).

Christmas cards for 2020

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A question we are often asked is how can we help? Standing orders are of course always welcome.

Another very practical way you can help is to buy our Christmas cards or greeting cards.

We began selling cards in 2014 and to date we have sold over 37,000 individual cards.

For the sixth successive year JAEP has produced Christmas cards.

The cards (5.25 inches square) are £5 for a pack of ten cards of the same design with envelopes.
The message inside the card is Peace at Christmas.

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