Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. A person who can read, write, add and subtract can do the maths of their fruit stand inventory, or advertise their sewing business. Schooling is what gives children to confidence, skills and opportunity to be innovative in their pursuits once they leave education.
The pursuit of knowledge is highly encouraged in Islam; the first revelation of the Qur'an began with the instruction to read. The Prophet (pbuh) said that,
“Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim (male and female).” [Sahih Bukhari]
But, not all people have the same access to education that we take for granted. Often, the choice to send a child to work, instead of to school is what keeps a family from going hungry.
Last year, Human Appeal sponsored over 325 male and female students to study in Palestine. This also included sponsoring the students with technical and vocational training.
We believe that every child deserves their childhood, and education is an integral part of that. Donate to Human Appeal’s education projects and you will help vulnerable families to lift themselves out of poverty. Help us educate tomorrow's leaders.
Last year, we provided LCD projectors for computer halls, 140 laptops and a computer lab with air conditioning to the students at the Islamic University of Gaza. We also sponsored 75 students of Medicine, Nursing, Science, Health Sciences, IT, Education, Commerce and Engineering. This allowed Palestinian students to get the best start in life.
Furthermore, Human Appeal sponsored 175 women and 75 men at the University of Applied Sciences (UCAS) allowing them to received technical and vocational training.
Syrian Doctors training
Our five-day training course allows our team to transfer vital skills to Syrian doctors, who cross into Turkey to complete the course. They learn some of the latest techniques in resuscitation and trauma surgery and the course includes 40 hours-worth of free training materials for distribution to other doctors in Syria.
This also includes half-day training certified by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Training Laboratory for Student Nurses in Gaza
Al-Aqsa University in Gaza currently has no dedicated laboratory for trainee nurses. With your help, this project will –for the first time – provide the student nurses with over 30 different replicas and dummies of the human form, allowing trainees to learn to perform hundreds of different examinations in the laboratory.
This project will provide students with up-to-date equipment and tools, as well as desperately needed, hands-on experience, preparing nurses for the life-saving work they will perform once they qualify.
“My father’s death left me with responsibilities at home, assisting my mother looking after my brothers and sisters.” Alaa explained. “I often feel bad for my younger brothers, Yusuf and Ahmed, because they have a lot of needs, like help at school, and they still ask when our dad is coming home.”
Alaa lives in Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City and studies Public Relations at the University of Applied Sciences. Her father was the breadwinner for Alaa and her four brothers and sisters, including two who live with disabilities. When Alaa’s father died, the family struggled to make ends meet.
“My father’s death left me with responsibilities at home, assisting my mother looking after my brothers and sisters.” Alaa explained. “I often feel bad for my younger brothers, Yusuf and Ahmed, because they have a lot of needs, and they still ask when our dad is coming home.”
Alaa explained that the financial support her family receives doesn’t meet their needs. But, she added,
“These bad circumstances won’t prevent me from finishing my higher education.”
With your help, we have been able to cover the costs of a semester at the University of Applied Sciences, allowing the family a respite from their financial struggles.