Campaign News

Fakhoora Masters student Rania Khalil speaks at the National Union of Students Annual Conference in the UK

Last week Fakhoora Masters’ student Rania Khalil, gave a talk on education during occupation, the UK’s National Union of Students held their 90th annual conference in Sheffield, North England.
 
Rania is currently living in London and studying at City University for a Masters Degree, after being awarded one of ten funded places to study abroad.
 

Penn State University students reflect on the ‘More than Words’ project as it comes to a close for this academic year

“I cannot even begin to start to try to put into words what this class has done for me.”
 
The project was created to provide our students in Gaza with the practical opportunity to improve their conversational skills in English.
 
Each week, 17 students from Gaza partner up with a PSU student online, where they speak English together.
 

Author Susan Abulhawa, to host the second special Virtual Majlis writing workshop

We are thrilled to announce that the author of international bestseller 'Mornings in Jenin' will be visiting us on Tuesday March 27th.
 
Following the success of Selma Dabbagh's attendance at one of our weekly 'Virtual Majlis' last month, the students can't wait to learn about Susan's methods, and the inspiration behind her writing.
 
The workshop will begin with particular focus on 'Mornings in Jenin', her first novel, published in hardback in February 2010.
 

Virtual Majlis continues as scheduled despite the 4-day war

Despite the violence in Gaza,  the students endeavoured to meet today and share their experiences in the majlis.
 
The Al Fakhoora students have braved the danger of air raid in the streets and travelled across the region beneath the sound of the circling drones overhead, to make it to the VM.
 
Now, more than ever, the importance of communicating with an international audience on the situation, is at its greatest.
 

Worst attacks on Gaza since Operation Cast Lead

The attacks of the last four days have bought death and destruction to Gaza’s civilians, as well as a removal of their basic living requirements.
 
Since Friday 9th March, 21 Palestinian civilians, including children, have been killed and over 60 injured in Israeli air raids in the eastern part of the Gaza strip, the southern town of Rafah and Khan Yunis.The situation in the region continues to escalate.
 

Israeli soldiers break into Al Quds University, damaging and stealing broadcasting equipment

In the early hours of this morning, two fully armored vehicles carrying a dozen Israeli occupation soldiers broke into the campus of the Institute of Modern Media, a part of Al Quds University which houses the department of media studies and Al Quds Educational TV Station (AQTV). 
 
They damaged and seized equipment, including the television transmitter. The raid apparently included plain-clothes Shin Bet forces.
 

Al Fakhoora awards the Furkan Dogan scholarship for Medicine to 11 students in Gaza

Furkan Dogan was a 19 year-old Turkish man, on board the Turkish ship that sailed out to break the blockade on Gaza in May 2010; the ‘Mavi Marmara’.

Dogan possessed US citizenship, yet was shot dead when the Israeli forces raided the ship, killing a further eight passengers. Dogan wanted to study medicine and it is in honor of his dream to become a doctor that the scholarship was named after him, according to Farooq Burney, Al Fakhoora Director.

Ten students give Gaza a voice at the UN Alliance of Civilizations

Amongst the 2,500-strong crowd, ten people stood out; Al Fakhoora's students ahd experienced the most treacherous journey to attend the conference. Their determination to represent themselves and their peers at home was incredibly impressive.
 
As over 2,500 of the world’s top figures in government and civil society, academia and media gather in Doha for the fourth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum, ten students stand out.

Gaza film students use internet to break the blockade

Since March, for just a few hours every Thursday, a group of students in Gaza has been able to break the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory that has been in place since 2007. Their tools haven't been boats or tunnels, or anything that can be intercepted at the border, but technology.

Fakhoora Debates: “A New Journey of Leadership, Fun and Learning”

 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.