“I am one of few female dentists in
Israel running a private practice,
something I am proud of as dentistry
is still a male dominated profession.
My work gives me great satisfaction: I
love working with my hands and enjoy
the personal contacts with people.’
These were Ola’s words in 2013. Eight
years later she writes she is doing
fine. She and her husband have two
children aged 8 and 4 and her dental
practice in Jaffa is flourishing. Ola is in
touch with SANA Foundation and is
willing to tell new students about her
personal experience with the scholarship project. She has also given
financial support to the SANA project.
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.
FRIENDS, the contactletter, number 68, is out. Read directly about the new and important topics of Vrienden van Nazareth and SANA Foundation in the past six months.
An audited annual report is published round about 1 March. Read here Annual Report 2020