Balfour Declaration Centenary Events at Norwich Cathedral

Balfour Declaration

THE ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL Thursday, 2nd November at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00p.m. in Prior’s Hall. On the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration, Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, national director of the Council for Christians and Jews, will speak on "The Arab Citizens of Israel". Entry £4.00 to include refreshments on arrival.

JAEP has been successful in funding applications!

JAEP is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded two significant grants:

Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) has awarded JAEP £15,000 broken down as £5000 for 2017, 2018, 2019. 

Cuthbert -MacLean Foundation has awarded JAEP £4610 to fund a four year midwifery undergraduate degree

19 May celebration of the 10th anniversary of JAEP at Norwich Cathedral 19 May 2017

Dheisheh Camp
John and Jijad

19 May saw almost 100 people (JAEP supporters and 2017 Diocesan pilgrims) gather at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the 10th anniversary of JAEP. Bishop Graham our patron spoke about the project during the service. Followed by supper in the refectory and presentations in The Weston Room. Beginning with a film about the background to and impact of The Balfour Declaration on 2 November 1917.

JAEP celebrates 10 years

Derek James writes 'How Father John's legacy continues in Jerusalem. John had been on a three-month sabbatical with a Quaker organization helping vulnerable communities, monitoring and reporting human rights issues. He had told me at the time: “Imagine living in Wymondham and not being allowed to go to school or work in Norwich. Just imagine.”

Within his role he found he had the opportunity to live and volunteer in Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp, the largest of the three camps in Bethlehem with more than 13,000 residents of whom half are under aged under 24.

JAEP becomes an independent charity

We are thrilled to announce that on 28 November 2016 JAEP became an independent charity. Our charity number is 1170414. We will of course still be able to claim gift aid on all applicable donations.

We are very appreciatiative of all the help and support we have received from YMCA Norfolk since JAEP began in January 2007. We have held a bank account within YMCA Norfolk since we began, this has enabled us to claim over £15,000 in gift aid since 2007

Christmas 2016 card sales

Little Donkey

The sale of Christmas cards in 2016 raised over £800. Huge thanks to all our supporters who bought cards. We sold over 4440 cards, all of which really helps to raise the profile of JAEP.

£800 almost funds one young person to attend Al Quds University for one year

JAEP has financially supported twenty two young people since its formation in 2007

Amal and pals
Marwa, Rasha, Nihal,Amal & me IBDAA

It is very pleasing to report that JAEP has financially supported twenty two young people to gain an undergraduate degree. Also pleasing to report is that over £106,000 has been donated from individuals and organisations. More information can be found under the projects tab

JAEP financially supports five more young people from Dheisheh Camp

Dheisheh Camp
Al Quds University

JAEP has offered scholarships to five more young people from Dheisheh Camp:

Laith in his second year of a four year nursing degree. His father died four years ago. He works as a casual labourer to fund some of his studies

Nada is also in her second year of a nursing degree. She is married with two children. She feels nursing is important because of the number of injuries sustained by the Palestinian people

JAEP has raised over £100,000 since forming in January 2007

John Aves August 2003

JAEP has reached an important milestone, raising over £100,000 and financially supporting seventeen young people to study for a degree, since its creation in January 2007. 


Huge thanks to all our many loyal supporters. Special thanks to two extremely generous donations of £15,000 and £10,000.

Continued thanks to all who support us with a standing order, this enables us to plan further ahead. Standing order donations, including gift aid have raised more than £19900 and enabled us to financially support five of our seventeen young people.


JAEP receives a £10,000 donation

JAEP are thrilled to announce that we have received an extrememly generous donation of £10,000.

This donation will also be used to financially support a young person from Dheisheh to study for a degree in medicine at Al Quds University.

The duration of the course is six years.

With huge thanks to our extremely generous donors.


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