We are accepting applications now and want to reach as many prospective students as possible. In particular we are looking for young Palestinians who are unlikely to enrol as their families cannot afford to even get them into university: for them higher education is an unattainable goal.
The scholarships are for Palestinians wishing to study an undergraduate degree at universities in the West Bank and Gaza. (In time we hope to open the programme to all Palestinian refugees in the camps throughout the region.) We are redesigning the website over the next month or so, but all the information you need should be on here. Check the how to apply section and the projects page for guidance.
For the past couple of years we have purposely kept the profile of Ahdaf quite low. We’ve not been fundraising nor working to highlight the barriers so many Palestinians face in accessing a university education. We are now looking to do much more work in this area. Please help us reach the young people who most need help to study by sharing information about Ahdaf with friends, contacts and groups that you are active with.
If you’re interested in learning more about Ahdaf and its aims, please do get in touch.
(www.ahdaf.org.uk / 22.06.2011)