Anne returns to Dheisheh & Al Quds University from 1 to 12 November 2014

Al Quds University gate

Anne is returning to Dheisheh & Al Quds University from 1 to 12 November & will stay at both places. Anne said 'I'm looking forward very much to my sixth visit to Dheisheh and third to Al Quds. This visit will see the first time I have stayed at the university, instead of visiting from Dheisheh in Bethlehem. Because of the boundary between Israel & Palestinian Territories a journey that, if a direct route was possible, would take 15/20 mins takes well over an hour, there is also a checkpoint very near to the university.

JAEP financially supports another four young people from Dheisheh to study at Al Quds University

From September JAEP has financially supported another four young people living in Dheisheh to study at Al Quds University.

Young people from Dheisheh were invited by Al Quds to apply for JAEP sponsorship. Following a shortlisting process and interview by Skype, four were successful.

Amal (Medical Laboratory Sciences), Khalil (Nursing), Nihal (Denistry), Rasha (Biology)

JAEP is continuing to support Fadi (Biology), Marwah (Medicine), Layla (Midwifery)

St. Giles Parish Church generous donations

Edmund and Anne Aves visited St. Giles on 22 June to talk about JAEP. Edmund delivered his first very well received talk.

Thanks to some extremely generous parishioners we received £3461 in donations, with gift aid this becomes £4280.

This incredible support means we have raised over £61447.

April 2014 Bahaa reports on Sky News

Bahaa graduated from City University in July 2013 and is now working as  News Presenter / Producer at al Arabi TV.
In April 2014 one of his reports was featured on Sky News

Jacob Boswall volunteering in Dheisheh Camp from January to March 2014

Marwah, Nibal, Jacob, Fadi

Jacob Boswall returned on 1 April 2014 from three months volunteering for Karama. He has been based in Dheisheh Camp. Jacob is the grandson of a Norfolk clergyman who worked with John. 

During his time in Dheisheh Jacob kept a journal which can be found at:

Included in the journal is a description of visiting three JAEP students at Al Quds University.

The picture is of Marwah, Nibal, Jacob and Fadi in Dheisheh

Norwich Cathedral sponsors a young person from Dheisheh Camp

Anne & Naba at Al Quds April 2013

Many thanks from JAEP to Norwich Cathedral for funding Naba Zahran who lives in Dheisheh Camp for the duration of her degree course. Naba completed her degree in Physics a year early thanks to the funding received. 

She graduated in June 2013 with an excellent evaluation from all her tutors, (her final semester average was an impressive 95.8%!) and has now started her postgraduate studies also in Physics at Al Quds University. Norwich Cathedral has sponsored the first year of this too.

Third Newsletter December 2013

Welcome to the 2013 edition of our Newsletter.

The highlights of the year have been

● Further students are being sponsored.

● Our new website is complete. Please visit at

● We have designed an Application Form for students to complete when requesting grants. This provides the JAEP with ample background information and ensures that your valuable financial support reaches the right students.

● Anne Aves visit to Dheisheh Camp.

Legacy received in September 2013

JAEP has received their first legacy. Miss Ean Dolan from Attleborough Church left the project a very generous legacy in her will. Ean and her sisters were very much part of the Aves family and stalwarts of Attleborough when John was the rector.

Fund raising evening, 7th June 2013 Bishops Garden & Granary Court

Thank you to our patron, Bishop Graham and his wife for kindly opening their garden and offering us Granary Court for our fundraising evening. Over 100 people listened to Ben Bradshaw MP and Bishop Graham spent time in conversation about the Middle East covering a wide range of topics, from the impact of the current Middle East situation on the lives of Palestinians and especially those in the camps. Both spoke knowledgeably about the area and their fears for the future, for example the continued growth of settlements.


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