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Scholarship Fund 10th anniversary newsletter

“I am proud of what we have done together” Mona El Farra in Gaza tells Julia South, our newsletter editor. 
The Scholarship Fund is proud of what we have achieved in our first ten years, starting with three students in 2007 to supporting 39 in 2017-17. Our special 10th anniversary newsletter includes interviews with students who have graduated and how supporters of the Fund have raised money and awareness throughout the year.
With special thanks to Dr Mona El Farra and Wafaa El Derawi in Gaza and for Julia South in Sheffield for writing and editing the newsletter.
Read what a difference your support has made and then come and celebrate these achievements at the 10th anniversary event on Wednesday 8th March in Sheffield Town Hall from 7-9pm. See our flyer: International Womens Day Sheffield March 8th 2017
With all the troubling news in the headlines, this is a chance to celebrate solidarity and social action – we can make a difference!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund

To mark Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund 10th Anniversary, we are holding a celebration event on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2017 in Sheffield Town Hall at 7pm.

Full information here: International Womens Day Event

Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Denise Fox, with songs from Sheffield Socialist Choir, stories from our scholarship students, speeches from Sheffield PSC activist Musheir El Farra and Palestinian woman speaker Kholoud Al Ajarma on the power of women’s education.

All welcome to celebrate how Sheffield has shown its solidarity with Palestinian women students in Gaza, Palestine.

Event is part of SheFest

Demanding the right to roam from John O’Groats to Tel Rumeida

Loch BadanlochOur comrade and ex-Sheffield resident, Arwa,  took 49 children from the hill of Tel Rumeida down into the Old City to celebrate Caroline Poland’s achievement of her Right to Roam walk
Caroline’s walk has been undertaken to show solidarity with those who live under the most repressive situations within Palestine, especially in the West bank, Jerusalem and walking in HebnronGaza.
Children going through a checkpoint
Children going through a checkpoint

Arwa, to achieve this short walk into Shuhada Street, had to cross two of the most notorious checkpoints where nine people have been killed in the last six months. The excitement of doing this simple walk shows in the children’s faces. Normally they have to stay inside because of the volatile situation.

Whose is the crime?

in the cage on palestinina prisoners day
In solidarity with the 800,00 people imprisoned by Israel since 1967. Their ‘crime’ was to fight against the occupation

Since 1967, 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned by the Israeli authorities.  In Sheffield on Saturday a rally in front of the Town Hall was visually helped by use of a wire cage for visual effect. Blindfolded and kneeling, city centre shoppers had to think about more than Topshop.

Remembering Palestinian Prisoners Day, Sheffield 16 April 2016

Right to roam walk 2016 is about to start!

From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation
From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation

The right to roam walk in 2016 will take Caroline and fellow walkers from Morvich – 50 miles north of Fort William,  to John O’Groats. (The full route for the UK 2016 right to roam walk is here)

We are wanting to celebrate the bravery of those who fought for the right to roam , how privileged we are to have that right and how entrapped by occupation and injustice are Palestinians who cannot move from area to area without moving through checkpoints.

The walk will end with simultaneous events right across the UK and in Gaza and the West Bank.

Please donate

to raise funds for the Children Projects or via the right to roam giving page for the Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund.

More details on the right to roam walk can be found here