Five years ago, Somaia, student English and
Arabic, wrote at this picture: “I am from a
Bedouin family with six girls, and I am
the first one who is studying”.
She is now 28-year-old and lives in Ainmela
Village next to Rahat City in Negev, Israel.
“Now I'm studying Master, second year, also in Bar Ilan and teaching in high school at Rahat city.
I started my education when I was 18 years old in Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv and my major was Arabic language and that was hard for me to study and work to pay my fees, so I met up with the Friends of Nazareth and they paid all of my fees and supported me all these years with their kind and caring. I'm so appreciated to their help; here I promise to help other students to achieve their goals no matter what they're facing obstacles.
Thank you, Friends of Nazareth and SANA
Foundation, for everything.
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 in 1989 as young female Palestinians can difficultly apply for scholarships in their own country.
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.
Both organisations wants, in this way, to help find a peaceful solution to this, seemingly, unsolvable conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
An audited annual report is published round about 1 March. Read here Annual Report 2020
FRIENDS December 2020 is edited, number 67 of the Contactletters of Friends of Nazareth. The students, strong women, report directly about their study and life with Covid-19. Read about SANA FOUNDATION