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EAA and Birzeit University Launch New Partnership to Provide Scholarships for Palestinian Youth in the West Bank

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Education Above All Foundation (EAA), a global education foundation, with the support of its strategic partner the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), announces a new partnership with Birzeit University through its Qatar Scholarship program. This initiative will provide 927 full scholarships to deserving Palestinian students for the 2023-2024 academic year, supporting their pursuit of higher education at Birzeit University.

The Qatar Scholarships program marks a significant part of EAA’s global effort to foster educational development, designed to support marginalized and academically excellent Palestinian youth and people with special needs. This program underscores a shared commitment between EAA and Birzeit University to facilitate access to higher education in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4, specifically SDG 4.3, which promotes equal access to affordable and quality education.

Talal Al Hothal, Director of the Al Fakhoora program, emphasized the transformative impact of the scholarships: "Education is a critical lifeline in the West Bank, where students face numerous challenges that can hinder their development. By providing these scholarships, we are aiding individual students and investing in the broader fabric of Palestinian society. We aim to equip these young scholars with the necessary education and opportunities to thrive, enriching their communities and fostering growth and prosperity throughout Palestinian society."

Birzeit University will offer scholarships as part of this program across various disciplines, ensuring a comprehensive educational opportunity for the students. The scholarship covers full tuition and includes support through academic and student services, fostering an environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

Dr. Talal Shahwan, President of Birzeit University, has highlighted the importance of this partnership with Birzeit University: "Partnering with Education Above All Foundation represents a significant milestone for Birzeit University in our enduring mission to provide top-quality education to all Palestinians. This collaboration enhances our capacity to offer scholarships to a wider range of students and solidifies our commitment to academic excellence and social equity. Together, we are building pathways for our students to succeed and contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for Palestine."

The Qatar Scholarship program is poised to impact many young individuals' lives profoundly. This initiative enhances their personal prospects by equipping them with the necessary tools for success in a competitive global landscape. It empowers them to contribute significantly to their local communities and the broader Palestinian society. Through education, this initiative fosters the next generation of leaders, innovators, and thinkers who will drive growth and prosperity throughout the region. Together with Birzeit University, the Education Above All Foundation reaffirms its commitment to transforming lives and uplifting communities through the power of learning.

For more information, please contact:

Patience Rusare
Senior Media Specialist
Education Above All Foundation
+974 5993 1560

Mohammed Al Amri
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Education Above All Foundation
+974 5000 9960


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