Campaign News

EAA, UNDP AND UNICEF OPEN THE FIRST EVER 'CHILD FRIENDLY SCHOOL' IN GAZA

THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM THE CHILDREN AND CAN SERVE AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDPS) DURING TIMES OF CONFLICT.
 
Gaza, State of Palestine – Today, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation will open the first ever Child Friendly School in Gaza, Jamal Abdul Nasser School.
 

EAA ANNOUNCES 585 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH IN TURKEY, LEBANON, JORDAN AND PALESTINE

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Al Fakhoora announces the awarding of higher education scholarships to Syrian and Palestinians students. A total of 485 scholarships are co-funded and implemented by SPARK in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, while the remaining 100 scholarships are implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Gaza/Palestine.
 

GLOBAL LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION FOR YOUNG REFUGEES IN THE FACE OF A GROWING EDUCATION CRISIS

AT TODAY’S WORLD INNOVATION SUMMIT FOR EDUCATION (WISE) IN DOHA, HOSTED AND ATTENDED BY HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA MOZA BINT NASSER, THE CHAIRPERSON OF EDUCATION ABOVE ALL FOUNDATION, WORLD LEADERS CALLED FOR ACTION TO HELP YOUNG REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED YOUTHS.
 
With more than 260 million children and adolescents not in school today, and only 1% of young refugees able to access higher education, the world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if young people are denied quality educational opportunities.
 

EAA FOUNDATION TO JOIN OTHER GLOBAL EDUCATION LEADERS AT WISE 2017

 
Following the success of the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in convening prominent global leaders in education, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is looking forward to hosting a plenary session and a series of panel sessions at this year’s WISE 2017 summit in Doha. EAA Foundation will also have an interactive booth within the wise village at which guests will be able to see the impact of EAA Foundation’s work first hand.
 

From Conflict to College

During the harsh circumstances of war and violence there is a loss of a sense of direction in which one can take their lives. Unfortunately for the majority this sense of future and direction often falls out of their hands as their world crumbles around them and the unknown looms ahead creating a great need for support and empowerment. This is the case of the youth of Syrian refugees, many of whom before the conflict were headed or almost accomplished in their pursuit of higher education and stability who due to their dire circumstances feel they will never find that spark again. Thankfully for them there are scholarship programmes that see this vacuum and allow a rebirth of an educated generation, a major one being the Dynamic Futures programme which is in the processes of awarding many of the Syrian youth scholarships for a higher education.

Facilitating for the Future

 In every major conflict there is the risk of a “lost generation.” A generation of young people who, through the violence they encounter and being uprooted from their homes, face an unpredictable future in which their direction is unknown. In this day and age this is most prominently seen with Syrian refugees, who have fled their home country to escape the violence. Their struggle to find means in an effort to survive has culminated in a maelstrom of uncertainty and a lack of direction and meaning. However, there are those who seek to remedy this situation and create an opportunity for the Syrian youth during their exile and upon their return to their homeland; this is embodied in the Leadership Project, a joint venture between SPARK and Al Fakhoora.

The Al Fakhoora Scholarship Ladder

It is hard for any recent graduate to get work once their scholastic career has come to an end. It is even harder in a conflict zone such as Gaza.

Education Against All Odds

Gaza is the epitome of an ongoing conflict zone, with constant attacks and invasions over the years.   Add a severe embargo and lack of limited natural resources, and it becomes clear that the people of Gaza face many issues within their own borders. Despite this the people of Gaza hold strong, especially its large youth population, who resist in the form of education.

Walls, murals and persistent hope

The ability of a person to leave a mark on the world around them brings a certain amount of pride and ownership.  It is no longer the world they live in, but a world that they belong to. One of mankind’s earliest forms of personal expression is murals.

A Fakhoora co-funded programme provides Vocational Training Opportunities for 215 Persons with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip

A Fakhoora co-funded programme provides Vocational Training Opportunities for 215 Persons with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip
In a pleasant and simultaneously fulfilling atmosphere, a total number of 215 youth with disabilities have received certificates after completing their vocational training courses in the fields of furniture making, jewelry making, culinary arts, sewing, embroidery, photography, graphic design and hairdressing for women and men. The training courses were carried out as part of a the project entitled: “Vocational Training and Job Creation for People with Disabilities in the Gaza Strip”, a one-year project implemented by the Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) in partnership with Palestinian Red Crescent Society through Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children and funded the Gulf Council Cooperation Program for the reconstruction of Gaza & Al-Fakhoora (A programme of Education Above All Foundation) in cooperation with the Islamic bank of development.