From Gaza to Brookes - bridges of hope

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From Gaza to Brookes - bridges of hope

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Ramy, Hassan, Jehan and Omar will talk about their personal experiences of life in Gaza and Oxford, how the Gaza Scholarship has made a difference to their lives and why the scholarship is good for students, communities and for Brookes.

Their achievements after graduating include setting up the first youth-led organisation to promote sustainable waste management in the Middle East, working for the Bank of Palestine in Gaza and writing for the books The Arab Spring: 5 Years On and Gaza Writes Back.

We will also hear from former Gaza scholars, Jamila Al Zaanin and Shaima Al Wahedi by video.

Brookes’ Gaza Scholarship was established in 2010 “as a sign to the people of Gaza that they are not forgotten”. We are very proud of our Gaza scholars and look forward to hearing their inspiring stories.