Dubai Dinner Raises Dh3m for Palestinian Students

Lebanon, May 20th 2012 – A charity dinner raised about Dh3 million that will go to help Palestinian students in Lebanon.

The donations were given either in the form of cash or as scholarships awarded by individual businessmen.

The revenue raised from tickets to the dinner, which took place on Friday evening at Atlantis, the Palm, also contributed to the fund. Continue reading “Dubai Dinner Raises Dh3m for Palestinian Students”

HE Lamis Mustafa Al Alami, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Palestine

Palestine, March 24th 2012 – The Minister points out that not all Arab countries are wealthy, leaving those countries little choice but to invest in Human Relations. She also explains that from a global perspective, competition is open, and the trend towards a knowledge-based society. She believes that education should shift from being teacher-centred to being learner-centred, and identifies the occupation of the Gaza Strip, with its ramifications, as the major obstacle to education in Palestine. She comments that Palestine has gone to great lengths to provide education and has achieved many objectives in this regard. She concludes by referring to a 5 year strategy plan focused on quality education.

Scholarship Program – United Palestinian Appeal

UPA’s University Scholarship Program has enabled over 2,000 students to attend universities in the West Bank and Gaza. These scholarships allow students to obtain a higher education and pursue a professional career in their chosen field. At the same time, UPA scholarships promote the development a strong, independent Palestinian community by supporting local educational institutions, which are a critical part of any functioning society.