Archive for the ‘Meet a Volunteer’ Category

Soukaina’s story

  From Tetouan, Morocco, 24 year old Soukaina spent four weeks volunteering in Nablus. A student in Educational Sciences at VU Amsterdam university, Soukaina is active in an international student organization that aims to raise awareness about human rights in Palestine. In Nablus, Soukaina volunteered in a summer camp at al-Awtar community centre running arts, drama and other activities. She also taught English level 1 and 2. Soukaina’s favourite thing about Nablus was the people. “They were so welcoming and their hospitality was amazing.” Although she doesn’t know what the future will hold, Soukaina is certain she will visit Nablus […]

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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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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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Organizing a Heart Surgery and Saving a Life

This is the story about the time when a Project Hope volunteer saved a young Palestinian girl’s life by organizing a heart surgery for her in Italy.

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Born from Conflict, Struggling for Hope

Project Hope was founded in the West Bank city of Nablus during the height of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Second Intifada. The conditions were harsh, unstable and extremely dangerous. Yet these very conditions are what necessitated the foundation of Project Hope to help address the needs of thousands of Palestinian children crowded into their homes cut-off from education, freedom and hope.

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Volunteering and Reaching Disadvantaged Youth

Gertjan was glad to volunteer at Project Hope. For him it was a unique opportunity to make new friends and witness the strength of people living in conflict. He learned a lot while teaching and running projects with the staff and local volunteers.

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Project Hope is a Lighthouse helping the Community

Tawfiq Abdalrahim, from Nablus, talks about his experience joining Project Hope first as a volunteer in 2008, then working as an employee on several projects in computer technology and then what Project Hope does for his community.

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Sport in Nablus – Sport à Naplouse

Tangui Léziart blogs about his excellent experience volunteering teaching sport in Palestine with Project Hope at 19.

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Fast Times in Palestine

Pam Olson has no intentions to travel to Palestine in 2003 – it seemed complicated and dangerous. After meeting two Project Hope volunteers in Jordan, she traveled to the West Bank and volunteered as an English teacher in Palestinian town of Jayyous. This began a rich life experience that would include working as a foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate and writing the book Fast Times in Palestine.

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Retired and Volunteering with Project Hope

Abe Qutub talks about the rewards he experienced volunteering with Project Hope several times after his retirement.

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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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