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 2019 we have raised £314973 and funded 31 young people which has enabled them to achieve an undergraduate degree.

News

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......

April 2019 a big month for donations!

April has seen significant donations:

2018 was a very successful year for JAEP

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JAEP thanks all their supporters and is very pleased to report 2018 was a very successful year. £7485 (includes GA) was donated from thirty seven standing orders in 2018. This funds six years of study
We received £755, a record amount, of individual donations in December. We have also had a record year for card sales, and have made a profit of £1200, which will fund one year of study. The four images of Christmas decorations made from broken glass picked up in the streets of Bethlehem, were especially popular, indeed we sold out!

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