small park BIG RUN will raise funds for two Palestinian projects through donations, fundraising on the day and sponsorship. Information and details of how to support the two charities are below.
Children’s healing project in Gaza
Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign has supported several children’s educational and play projects in Gaza. We have found great partners in Gaza to ensure we sponsor secular projects where young girls and boys to play together.
Using funds raised by the Yemeni Women’s Association in Sheffield, we have partnered with the Never Stop Dreaming Centre and Middle East Children’s Alliance to build the Children’s Play and Healing Centre for children to play and, over time, have access to therapeutic sessions to help in overcoming the traumatic after-effects of war. Read more about the healing centre here
Funds are required to keep the centre running.
In order to raise sponsorship money for the Healing Project please use the attached sponsorship form.
You can transfer the funds you raise to the Sheffield Palestine Culture Exchange bank account using the reference ‘#spBR19’:
Sort code: 05-08-18 * Account number: 33129312
University education for Palestinian women
“University has opened up new horizons in my life and introduced me to a whole world of knowledge, friendship and enjoyment. Being a student has also given me greater self-confidence. I’m more able to express myself and to talk about my experiences and my ambition has grown. I’m a lot stronger psychologically, culturally, financially and educationally. I am grateful to the Sheffield women’s group for giving me this opportunity to learn and to prove that I can take responsibility for myself and my family.”
Israa Abed, studying at Faculty of Medical Sciences at Al-Azhar University.
Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund supports Palestinian women in Gaza to enter higher education through a yearly scholarship. It was set up in 2007 and this year is supporting 46 women in the Gaza strip
You can find out more about Israa and other students as well as see the list of this years and previous years student in the latest newsletter.
Whilst based in Sheffield it has supporters across the UK, in particular in Bolton and Saddleworth.
One year’s university fees is around £300.
You can sponsor the Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund using the soon to be published Virgin Giving page. which will be published here – please come back!