Diptychs by Gerdien Wolthaus Paauw
Commissioned in 2013 by Friends of Nazareth of ten Palestinian students.
The diptychs illustrate what impact a scholarship has on a student. Selling these diptychs as postcards was a source of income for the scholarship programme. The students portrayed have since graduated and found employment.
Foundation Friends of Nazareth, started in 1985. A few years ago SANA Foundation started as our partner NGO in Israel to ensure the continuation of our sholarship program. Its aim is based on the same principles as those of the Stichting and is to award scholarships to Palestinian students. A part of its funding is provided for by former scholarship students of the Stichting as they pay reinbursements of loans which were an element of their scholarships.
"ALLOWING YOUNG PALESTINIANS TO STUDY IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY".
Is the objective of the Foundation Friends of Nazareth.
By awarding grants to primarily female Palestinian students these are given the opportunity to go to university or college in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem en Beer Sheva.
The initiative was taken by the Foundation in 1989 as young female Palestinians can difficultly apply for scholarships in their own country.
Both organisations wants, in this way, to help find a peaceful solution to this, seemingly, unsolvable conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
June 2020 and our Contactletter, FRIENDS number 66 is edited. Read here the latest half-yearly impressions by the students.They tell about their study and their student life with Covid-19.
As every spring here we present our Annual Report. To inform you about important developments in 2019 and the activities of the board in the past year. Read about the progress the board of Sana Foundation made.