University Scholarships in Gaza

Statistics used to describe life in Gaza are shocking; the majority of the population are reliant on international food aid and prospects for young people are bleak, with over 65% unemployed. Working in partnership with the Pontifical Mission FHL support a number of Christian Students at university and college in Gaza working hard to improve their own future and that of their small Christian community.

This semester we have seen the impact of the lack of electricity in Gaza. Many students are unable to complete assignments and papers when a computer and the internet is needed. The quality of our tap water is rapidly deteriorating. People are relying more on tank or bottled water for daily use which is a high household expense. We are unsure what the coming semester will hold for these students as daily life in Gaza continues to deteriorate. Our constant message to them is that they must continue to work hard despite these setbacks. We encourage them and hope that this gives them the hope they need to strive for a better future.

by Joseph Hazboun of the Pontifical Mission

Raed Tarazi is an FHL supported student at university in Gaza, he also serves Mass at the Orthodox Church in Gaza.

Mousa Ayyad also an FHL university student and scout leader. Here he is leading a Scout meeting in the grounds of Gaza's Orthodox Church.  

First year student Natalie Al Sayegh, studying accountancy at Gaza University, is also supported by an FHL scholarship. 

Please hold these students in your prayers - and raise awareness of their challenges whenever you can. 

To help FHL support these young people and other Christians living in the Holy Land  you can donate here or download a standing order and gift aid form here .