Projects

Fobzu-UNRWA eLearning Project in Response to Covid-19

When the global pandemic forced universities in Palestine to move to online learning, Palestinian students who did not have the necessary computer equipment found themselves struggling.  In response to this crisis, Fobzu partnered with UNRWA to provide 19 scholarship students in need with tablets, laptops, and internet access so that they could continue their studies and not be left behind.

Read more about the eLearning project here.

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Education Occupation & Liberation programme

The Education, Occupation & Liberation programme marks Fobzu’s 40th anniversary and is co-hosted with the University and College Union (UCU).

The series of lectures and seminars brings together Palestinian, UK and international scholars, students and practitioners to explore the challenges facing Palestinian education and its role in creating a free and flourishing Palestine. Speakers consider the struggle of Palestinian students and educators, approaches to liberation education and the contribution of Palestine to decolonising curricula in the UK.

The Education, Occupation & Liberation programme is made possible thanks to the estate of the late Sarah Hayward.

 Videos and details of the EOL events can be found here.

Fobzu-Oxford Writing Residency

The Fobzu Writing Residency originated at the end of 2018 in order to support Palestinian scholarship and foster links between UK and Palestinian research networks. In 2020 Fobzu  officially partnered with the Middle East Centre (MEC) at Oxford University to launch the Fobzu-Oxford University MEC Writing Residency for Palestinian Scholars.

The Writing Residency supports visa procurement, travel from Palestine, accommodation and access to Oxford University libraries and the archive at the Middle East Centre during the scholar’s stay, as well as covering living expenses.

Details can be found here.

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Palestinian student faces Israeli jeeps

Right to Education

Fobzu campaigns on the right to education and its role in creating a free and flourishing Palestine. Through events, delegations and educational projects we raise awareness within UK civil society and Parliament about the obstacles to education Palestinians face under occupation and in exile, and work to make sure the voice of Palestinian students and educators is heard.

If you would like to host a talk on Palestinian education at your school, university or in your community, please contact us.

Supporting Palestinian education

In addition to providing scholarships to Palestinian students in financial need, Fobzu contributes to Palestinian learning through capacity building projects in the higher education sector. In recent years, Fobzu has provided training for mental health counsellors in partnership with the Centre for Continuing Education at Birzeit University with an award from the Big Lottery Fund.

Birzeit University

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