Videos of conversations held in November 2014 with the students and photos from this trip have been uploaded to our website

On the far right is Khalil a JAEP student
Marwa, Rasha, Nihal, Amal & Anne in IBDAA November 2014

Anne videoed a conversation with each of the young people from Dheisheh that JAEP is currently financially supporting. These can be found under the student tab on this website

Each student was asked the following questions:

What course are you studying, what interested you about this subject?

Why did you choose Al Quds University?

What do you plan to do when you have completed your course?

The importance of volunteering

Why do you think JAEP is currently sponsoring more girls than boys?

Do you have story about checkpoints?


Anne stays at Al Quds University and Dheisheh Camp from 1 to 12 November 2014

Anne with Amal one of the students JAEP is supporting at Al Quds University

Anne returned to Al Quds University and Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp from 1 to 12 November 2014. For this visit Anne stayed at both locations. The journey from Dheisheh Camp in Bethlehem to Al Quds University in Abu Dis a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem involves passing a checkpoint which means journey time is unpredictable. This meant Anne could spend more time with the young people we are financially supporting. During the time at Al Quds University, Anne joined the young people for their classes and meet their tutors.

Cancelled Anne speaking at Revelation Resource Centre 6.30pm on 9 June

Layla & Anne at Al Quds University

Due to ill health, with huge reluctance Anne has had to cancel, to be rescheduled for the autumn.

Anne will be speaking about JAEP, specifically about her November 2014 trip to Dheisheh and Al Quds University at Revelation Resource Centre Tuesday 9 June at 6.30pm

The illustrated talk, including a video of both Dheisheh and the university, will be followed by a finger buffet, tea, coffee, or a cold drink. Tickets are £6 and available from Revelation Resource Centre 

There will also be a raffle of Palestinian goods to raise funds for JAEP 

Book launch for Bishop Graham Lent Factor

Bishop Graham has written a lent book for 2015, the book contains 40 chapters for 40 (deceased) people who have had an impact on his life. One of the 40 people is John Aves. An article about the book launch appeared in the EDP/Evening News in December. 

Newspaper article of the November visit to Dheisheh & Al Quds University

A street in Dheisheh

A report of Anne's November 2014 visit to Dheisheh & Al Quds University to spend time with the ten students we've sponsored.

The article appeared in the Evening News on 15 December 2014 & EDP on 24 December 2014.

JAEP Christmas cards sold out!

JAEP Christmas card 2014

We are very pleased to report that our first ever Christmas cards sold out, we had a print run of 2000 and sold all of them! Thank you very much to all our supporters.

JAEP is selling Christmas cards. This is a first for us! The cards are in packs of 10 for £3.50. They are available from the Orginal Charity Card Shop Norwich based at All Saints Church, Westlegate, Norwich, NR1 3LG. The shop was open from 0930 to 1700 from 20 October to 19 December 2014.

Ipswich Road Community Hub Christmas Bazaar

Ipswich Community Hub

JAEP is supporting this event at Ipswich Road Community Hub, Independance Matters, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QS

We will be selling our Christmas cards at this event

JAEP displaying an alternate crib set at URC event

URC Christmas Crib

On 26 to 29 November JAEP is exhibiting an alternative crib set at URC Ipswich Road

The event is open from 1000 to 1600 on 26 to 28 November and from 1400 to 1800 on 29 November.

Our display shows a traditional crib set but the journey of the 3 Kings to Bethlehem is blocked by the separation wall

We are also selling JAEP Christmas cards

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)


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