Campaign News

Fakhoora Graduates Organize TEDx in Gaza

  On 29th of October, Gaza scheduled its First TEDx platform, under TEDxShujaiya, the name of the Gazan suburb that inspired the world during the 51 day war in 2014. TEDx events are community led, serving as a forum for intriguing concepts and a catalyst meaningful discussion. Several Fakhoora alumni will be among the participants, organizers, and attendees at the event.

Startup Weekend: Fakhoora students pave the way toward entrepreneurship

Fakhoora junior and senior students competed with 70 other creative business ideas, and carried out two business ideas of their own at Startup Weekend in Gaza, a platform that encourages young Gazans to collaborate in projects preparing them for entrepreneurship.

Fakhoora Debates: “A New Learning and Leadership Journey”

 As a part of a locally organized two-day conference on Dialogue Culture by Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures during September in Gaza, Fakhoora students had their first debate contest against students from the University of Palestine. The conference was aimed at inspiring the youth by providing practical examples of dialogue that bridge conflicting positions, in addition to enhancing the student’s engagement in extracurricular activities.

Implementation Of Education, Reconstruction And Psychosocial Support Projects In Gaza

During a series of meetings which took place in Doha this month, Education Above All Foundation's Al Fakhoora Programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have agreed on the implementation of joint education, reconstruction and psychosocial support projects in Gaza, with a focus on damages occurred in in Gaza during last summer's hostilities.

Inauguration Of 125 Students

Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures program initiated its second phase on March 4 2015, awarding 125 of the 630 scholarships that will be given to students between 2015-2021. A total USD $28,500,000 will go toward providing educational opportunities to students in Gaza pursuing higher education in local and international universities. 

Dynamic Futures Second Batch Graduates!

Al Fakhoora hosted its second Dynamic Futures program Graduation ceremony on February 24th for 76 graduates, of which 69 were undergraduates from local universities, and seven were International Masters graduates from the UK.

The USD40 Million Project On Education, Reconstruction and Psychosocial Support In Gaza

With the support of Al Fakhoora, the UN agencies will ensure primary, secondary and post secondary students have the right to a quality education and will strengthen child protection systems to provide psycho-social support to children. Speaking at the February 15th press conference and discussing the projects were: Farooq Burney, Director of Al Fakhoora, Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative, Scott Anderson, UNRWA Representative, and June Kunugi, UNICEF Representative.

"I Feel Empowered As A Young Lady"

Education is a substantial investment and is an important empowerment tool it has catalyzed some of our students to engross and achieve success in the educational sector of work experience.

A New Expertise in Gaza; Mohammed Habboub and GIS

Mohammed Habboub, 26, living in Gaza city, has finished his studies in Civil Engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza. Mohammed has applied for Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures Program for the International Masters, showing an outstanding need for Gaza and the world that a Technical Specialist in the particular field of Geographical Information Sciences is highly needed.   

Two Al Fakhoora Students Win Seats to Spain!!

Abdul-Raheem Mahallawi and Zuhdi Al Efranji won recently an opportunity for a 6-months exchange program in Spain. The initiative, which is highly competitive, with a few seats for Middle East students, is offered by the European Commission under "PEACE, an Erasmus Mundus."
Both Abdul-Raheem and Zuhdi are to leave Gaza on the 20th of December to study Internal and Surgical Medicine in the Educational Medical School of Santiago de Compostela University. The Program will start with a Spanish language training and then extensive practical experience.