Palestine, 50 years on – what can YOU do now?

Posted on: 8 May 2017
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Palestine, 50 years on – what can YOU do now?

Speakers: Eric Appleby, Encompass Trust / Abdulhakim Sabbah, Project Hope

Date: 24th May 2017 6.15pm – 7.30 pm

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London

Want to learn about the modern day Palestine after 50 years of military occupation? Want to hear about how you can volunteer at the largest international volunteer organisation in the Northern West Bank by providing educational support to some of the most marginalised communities in the world? Want to join artists and musicians from across the world to participate in the yearly Nablus Festival for Culture and Arts?

The University of Westminster and Encompass Trust are co-hosting an event, with guest speaker Abdulhakim Sabbah from the Palestinian charity Project Hope, to discuss opportunities for social activism in education.

Speakers will speak about the power of education and grass-roots work to empower today’s youth and bring communities together. Abdulhakim Sabah will talk about his work in Palestine to rebuild a failing education system and to combat widespread apathy in the context of a stalemate peace process.

  • 6.15pm Introduction by Andrew Linn, Westminster University – Social Responsibility and the University of Westminster.
  • 6.25pm Shamila Ahmed, Westminster University –  the role of social activism, and narratives of ‘the other’ in education.
  • 6.35pm Eric Appleby, Encompass Trust –  bringing divided communities together, empowering young leaders and volunteer opportunities.
  • 6.50pm Abdulhakim Sabbah, Project Hope – facts on the ground, restoring hope in a bleak climate, and volunteer opportunities. 
  • 7.10pm Q&A session, followed by nibbles and drinks, networking and an opportunity to find out more about volunteering in Palestine and the UK.

The event is open to all the students, staff of University of Westminster and members of the public. To register please go to: