Investing in the future of Palestinians through education
Educational Aid for Palestinians (EAP) is working to provide a better future for the Palestinians via multiple targeted projects and programs.
There is no better investment than changing people’s lives through enlightening the mind and empowering the individual in any setting they are in. We know everyone uses the word investment, but we don’t take this word lightly and truly target the problem from the grassroots. As the expression goes, actions speak than words. So we will let work on the grounds and success stories speak for themselves.
Can education change societies?
The first verse that was revealed in the Quran was: read (‘Iqra’a’). This isn’t a mere statement, but a command to acquire knowledge, use the mind and elevate oneself so individuality and society can truly flourish. Education is the foundation of building any society; it is the weapon of resistance, power and independence. And history can tell you this too.
The second recipe for change is investing in the youth, and EAP systematically combines the two. Research shows that youth whom are targeted from an early stage of their lives are most receptive to change and can transform our future. It is for this reason that we target youth as early as their kindergarten and invest in them right through to their higher education, so they are aspiring citizens and more employable in their community. As Mandela rightfully believes, our youth are our weapon for change, and education is the medium.
Donate for Palestinians to create the change in the Palestinian community.
EAP’s long term strategy
Our long term strategy is to empower communities and help individuals to overcome their hard circumstances of being under intensifying siege.
Statistics show that 50% of the population in the occupied territories are under 18 and although education is highly valued by most families, still, many children and young adults have no access to it. In fact, 23% of Palestinians are unemployed whilst 26% are in vulnerable employment in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Therefore, many families can’t afford tuition fees and cover the costs of basic equipment, and disabled people have even rarer opportunities. Children and young adults, including orphans, find themselves under the pressure of finding jobs and are in a vulnerable position to support their families since they are typically exploited, underpaid and overworked.
At EAP we acknowledge the deeper causes, rather than treating the symptoms. In other words, we don’t focus solely on emergency campaigns, but we mainly target the more complicated cases which involve the life and future of our youth. As the saying goes, we teach a man to fish so he can feed himself for a lifetime, rather than providing him with a fish and only satisfying his hunger for a day.
We offer the complete education cycle for youth so they are invested in from the moment they begin their schooling journey until they graduate from University. If academia isn’t the route they wish to take, we also offer the route of the Continuous Professional Skills, therefore diversifying the possibilities for our youth and ensuring they become more employable, self-sustainable and independent by the end the cycle.
So donate today and support us in fulfilling the complete educational cycle for Palestinian youth.
Other ways to Donate
There are a number of different ways you can donate to Education Aid For Palestinians.
Bank: Al Rayan Bank
Account name: Education Aid for Palestinians
Account number: 01290701
Sort code: 30-00-83
For International transfers:
SWIFT / BIC code* : ARAYGB22
77-79 Edgware Road, London, W2 2HZ
Please make cheque payable to Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP), include your name and address and send to:
Education Aid for Palestinians
817-818 Crown House
North Circular Road