With fund from Abraaj Group, Taawon covered the college fees of the second semester on 2016/2017 for 32 students, orphans of 2008/2009 war on Gaza, through its local partner University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS). This is part of the ongoing project “Supporting education opportunities and vocational training and development for Mustaqbali youth – year eight).
Project coordinator from Taawon, Mohammed Zyara, and from UCAS, Mohammed Shamaa, met with the students to encourage students to keep doing well in their studies and assuring them that they will receive not only the fees but also other expenses which considered a burden such as books and transportation.
Such assistance is part of Mustaqbali’s effort to ensure the right of education to children and adults at all educational stages, from kindergarten through to undergraduate university studies. The program provides students with full educational scholarships; educational supplies including uniforms, books, and stationery; access to remedial and educational support classes; and extra-curricular activities that foster creativity, leadership and citizenship.
Mustaqbali’s program is a holistic 22-year initiative that empowers orphaned children with the skills and opportunities necessary to lead healthy, independent and productive lives.