Campaign News

An Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur From Gaza to the UK

Mona Al Nabahin, 25, is an outstanding young woman from Gaza City, achieving excellence with a cumulative 94.8% in her secondary school. In addition, she completed two undergraduate degrees from the Islamic University in Gaza (IUG), the first in accounting and the second in management, and both with outstanding academic performance.  

Serving Students Through Mentoring and Coaching

Iman Jendya, 22, lives in the Shujaiyeh suburb in the east of Gaza city with 11 other members of her family, including her retired father. Iman was one of the first to be awarded the Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures scholarship during phase one. Coming from an underserved and marginalized area while also facing a challenging livelihood situation for her and her family, Iman considers herself fortunate to be able to attend university.

The Stories of Students Living Under Occupation

Education under Occupation, an event organized by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the the Right to Education Campaign, told the stories of Palestinian students living under Israeli occupation and siege. Held April 1st in London, the speakers were Palestinian students from the West Bank and Gaza. Here we share the stories of just a few of those students facing day to day life under occupation and life under siege. A report by Jas Irban.

Osama's Journey to Rehabilitation

Qatar Red Crescent, in partnership with Al Fakhoora, established a new rehabilitation center at Al Amal Hospital in June 2013 to provide higher quality medical services for the citizens of Gaza. The new medical center provides rehabilitation services and physical therapy for patients who suffer from paralysis resulting from injuries or accidents. 

Open For Education

Hana’ Al Astal, a 36 year old resident of Khan Yonis, is pursuing a Diploma in Social Services at Al-Quds Open University (QOU) – Khan Younis branch that was  recently established through a partnership of Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), Al Fakhoora and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

"We look to the sky for the stars, and we just see warplanes"

An article by Jas Irban, a London student who talks about the final Virtual Majlis (VM) on 27th March. It has been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook.

More than Just a Scholarship; More than Just a Student

Mahmoud Eid, 22, lives in Jabalia, in the North of the Gaza Strip with seven family members in one household. 
Mahmoud graduated with a 95.8% from secondary school with a wish to study medicine. Based on his family’s income, it was difficult for him to attend medical school.

A Female Gaza Student Breaks Through a Male Dominated field with Distinction

Fidaa Fayyad, 25, lives in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip with her nine family members. Her father manages a small grocery store in Khan Younis, which only meets the family’s basic needs. In 2006, Fidaa was named the top student in Khan Younis achieving a 98.5% in her secondary school. She went on to join the Islamic University in Gaza (IUG), studying civil engineering. Fidaa graduated with excellence in 2011 and went on to work part time as a reader at IUG as well as field engineer.

Social Media Advocacy

Mohammed Madi, 22, lives in Al Falouja in the Jabalia refugee camp, the highest populated camp in the Gaza Strip and is studying Mechatronic Engineering at Al Zahar University in Gaza. “Mechatronics” is the newest specialty in Gaza universities and emerged based due to the lack of expertise in mechanical and electrical control engineering in the Gaza market.

From Gaza to Sheffield

Alia Shaheen, 35, lives in Bureej refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip and along the Eastern border with Israel. She and the 13 members of her family, share a single house. Her father used to work as an infrastructure laborer inside Israel, but lost job along with thousands of other Palestinian workers, and after, was unable to find employment in the local market in the Gaza Strip.