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Vanessa’s story

Vanessa, 31 is a Special Education Needs teacher, specialising in Autism in the UK. Passionate about politics and film, Vanessa has an MA in History of Film and Visual Media. Vanessa has always had a strong interest in Palestine and in London she is involved with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. Whilst in Nablus, Vanessa worked in an autistic centre in one of the refugee camps. She says, “The ladies who run the centre are some of the most amazing women I have ever met.” She also worked in a village near Nablus doing art and lessons with SEN children. And […]

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More than 10 years of partnership between Project Hope and Unifor

Project Hope is deeply grateful for its key partnership with Unifor. Unifor is the largest private sector union in Canada and dedicated to social justice in Canada and around the world. Project Hope has been a major beneficiary of the mission of Unifor. As one of its first donors, the Canadian Autoworkers Union (the predecessor of Unifor) provided Project Hope funding in its critical first years, helping Project Hope to set-up its English, French and Creative Arts program; and given the circumstance in Palestine that funding remains as important as ever just to sustain them. While initially teaching around three […]

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Laurence’s story

Originally from France, Laurence is 46, although as she says “I certainly don’t feel it!” Laurence spent one month volunteering with Project Hope this summer where she taught French and worked in Balata refugee camp and in Asira in a summer camp. After a long trip to the Middle East last year Laurence fell in love with the region and felt she had to come back. “I am concerned about political and international laws and wanted to assist a NGO, especially to support children and teens.” Following her experience with Project Hope, Laurence is planning to leave behind a career […]

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Project Hope director Hakim Sabbah will give a talk at Beit Zatoun, Toronto on 17 May

On Tuesday 17 May, Project Hope director Hakim Sabbah will speak at Beit Zatoun from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. In his talk, Hakim will discuss the level and needs of education in Palestine and Project Hope’s role in improving the level of education in Palestine. Furthermore, he will address how education is affected by the occupation and the impediments the occupation imposes on international NGO’s such as Project Hope. The talk of Hakim is followed by a Q&A and conversation. For more information on Hakim’s talk, please visit the Beit Zatoun website.

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Jeremy’s story

Jeremy volunteered for Project Hope from July 2015 until August 2015. Jeremy, 21, is from Brighton in the UK, but grew up in Tanzania and the Czech Republic. Currently a student at the University of Portsmouth, Jeremy is studying International Development. One month teaching English and Photography in Nablus this summer was for Jeremy “not long enough!” He says he came to Palestine because “The Arab culture has always been fascinating to me so I wanted to learn more about it. “ Following his degree Jeremy would like to go into International Multimedia Journalism, specifically in the Middle East.

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Exhibition: Nablus 100 years ago and Nablus today

On 15 March 2016, the French Institute in Nablus hosted a 10 days-exhibition entitled  “Nablus 100 years ago and Nablus today.” The exhibition included black and white photos of Nablus taken by the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique  (the school of Bible and Archeology) in Jerusalem, before the 1927 earthquake that struck the city so badly. The black and white pictures were put into perspective by Tawfiq Abdalrahim of Project Hope. Tawfiq took colour pictures of some of the places photographed in black and white by the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique almost a century ago. More pictures of the exhibition can […]

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Meet our local volunteers: Ahmad

Our local volunteers are very important for the different programs Project Hope provides to the Palestinian youth. Thanks to their dedication and efforts, problems in terms of communication are resolved, classes are being taught much smoother and our international volunteers are introduced to the specifics of Palestinian culture. One of the local volunteers we would like to introduce to you is Ahmad: “My name is Ahmad Sulaiman and I’m from Nablus. I’m 21 years old and I’m studying Arabic literature at An-Najah National University. I have volunteered for Project Hope over the last 3 years, primarily providing translation and interpretation […]

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Harvesting Music at Project Hope

A warm welcome My idea was not to call Project Hope upon my arrival in Nablus, but rather find my own way to the Project Hope office. I was carrying a 30kg-backpack, my electro-acoustic guitar in a hard case and a 15 kg-wheel bag which contained my recording gear. Heavily packed, I wallowed through the streets of Nablus, hoping to find the right street, but in vain… Eventually, I ended up taking a cab which literally dropped me off one street further than where it picked me up. It turned out that I had been walking in circles for over […]

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Monthly Overview Project Hope December 2015

With the Christmas break nearing, December is usually one of the quieter months at Project Hope. Despite this, Project Hope organised multiple events for its volunteers in December. Our volunteers attended a dinner to try the delicious local Palestinian dishes, various film screenings were held at the Project Hope office, a tour was provided to explore the beautiful old city of Nablus and football matches for international and local volunteers were organised. In December, Project Hope hosted seven international volunteers from Chile, Germany, the United States, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Thanks to the hard work of them and our […]

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Lecture of Hakim Sabbah at the University of Exeter

Project Hope and University of Exeter Friends of Palestine Society present: “Education in Palestine” with Hakim Sabbah   Date & time: Tuesday 23 February 2016, 6:30 PM Location: University of Exeter, Queens Building Lecture Theatre 1 On Tuesday 23 February 2016, the Director of Project Hope, Hakim Sabbah, will give a lecture for the University of Exeter Friends of Palestine Society at the University of Exeter about education in Palestine. As Director, Hakim has been a driving force behind the growth of Project Hope, while simultaneously experiencing the evolution of education in Palestine in the aftermath of the Second Intifada. […]

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Project Hope

Project Hope is a community not-for-profit and a registered charity.

Project Hope works in the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the Nablus region of the northern West Bank, teaching English and delivering other essential education, arts and sports programs to Palestinian children and youth.

The largest volunteer organization of its kind in Palestine, Project Hope fosters dialogue and cooperation between local and international volunteers, while encouraging its volunteer alumni to remain involved with the issue of Palestine afterward.

A Registered Charity

Project Hope's work is carried out through the Canadian charity “Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education”

Canada

Charity Number:
862587078 RR0001

France

Charity number:
W751227523

Project Hope's work is supported from the United Kingdom and European Union through the Scottish charity Firefly International

UK

Scottish Charity Number:
028744

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