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Eighth visit to Dheisheh and Al Quds University 3 - 13 November 2018

The JAEP Chair, Anne Aves has just returned from her eighth visit to Dheisheh Camp and Al Quds University. Liz Magem JAEP secretary joined Anne. As in previous visits, for the first half of the visit was we spent time with current students at Al Quds University, joining them for their classes and meeting their tutors.

JAEP Christmas cards for sale!

JAEP cards have been selling well. Just a reminder the Original Norwich Charity card shop (ONCCS) closes on 15 December! The location is 15 St Stephen's Street, Norwich. Next door to Sainsbury's.

JAEP trustees returned to Dheisheh and Al Quds University

A street in Dheisheh
Al Quds University

Anne Aves (JAEP Chair)has just returned from her seventh visit to Dheisheh from 28 October to 7 November 2017. Joining her were another trustee, a member of Norwich Cathedral, and a JAEP benefactor. The purpose of our visit was to spend time with JAEP students, their families and the teaching staff at Al Quds University. We divided our time between Dheisheh and the university. At the university the group joined the young people for some of their classes, spoke to their tutors and reviewed their assessed work.

Since January 2007 JAEP has raised £149332

From January 2007 to November 2018 JAEP has raised £149332 and funded 31 young people, 24 girls and 7 boys to study for an undergraduate degree. We fund young people from Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem to study for an undergraduate degree at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem.

JAEP success with funding from Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW)

JAEP has been successful in securing £15,000 (£5000 per year for three year) funding from QPSW. We received the first £5000 in May 2017 and second £5000 in May 2018. We're thrilled, this level of funding enables us to fund more young people from Dheisheh to study for an undergraduate degree at Al Quds University.

Our project has featured in the most recent Quaker News, see page 11!

Diocese of Norwich pilgrimage groups visits Dheisheh on 2 February and 16 March 2018

A street in Dheisheh

Were pleased to report the following.

The 2018 pilgrimage group lead by Bishop Graham went to Dheisheh on the Feast of Candlemas, 2 February. (The 2017 pilgrimage group also visited Dheisheh) 

JAEP total raised upto February 2018

£137,701 has been raised upto the end of February 2018. Huge thanks to all our many supporters!

JAEP sponsoring another 4 young people from Dheisheh Camp

JAEP are delighted to report that following SKYPE interviews we have awarded financal support to four girls from Dheisheh to study for an undergraduate degree at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem.

Areej (Pharmacy), Azhar (Nursing), Hiba (Dentistry) and Leen (Electrical Engineering)

To date JAEP has supported twenty six young people, nineteen girls and seven boys

 

2017 Christmas cards are available!

Bethlehem
Little Donkey
Buxton Church
Church Candles
Christmas Wreath

2017 JAEP Christmas cards are now available for sale from:

15 St. Stephens Street (Next door to the small Sainsburys) The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop Open Mon - Sat 1000 - 1700

Norwich (Anglican) Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinty Gift Shop Open Mon - Sat 0915 - 1700 and Sun 1145 - 1530

St. John's (RC) Cathedral Norwich Gift Shop Tuesday to Saturday 1030 - 4pm Sunday after the Mass.

Thank you to local artist Helen Harrison for her engaging designs:

The following cards are available

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.

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