Monthly Archives: March 2011

Conflict Zone Bursary

Things are getting underway to get fund raising for the conflict zone bursary, set up to enable a student from Gaza, Palestine, to finish studies here at the University of the West of England without the stresses of living in a warzone.  The website with more information about the bursary and the links for online donation is www.uwe.ac.uk/supporters.  Below is the text of the UWE flyer, if you have even just a couple of pound you can spare then please help a good cause.

This isn’t about taking sides in a decades old argument.  This is about giving somebody the opportunities that, in our own everyday lives, we’ve come to take for granted.  If you don’t have money to spare you can still help by reblogging, retweeting or through whatever means spreading this information to as many individuals and groups as you can.  Thank you 🙂

The Conflict Zone Bursary Fund is a UWE, Bristol charitable project set up to help people from war torn countries.

This project aims to provide comprehensive scholarships for students who are currently living in conflict zone areas to come and study at UWE. The conflict zone bursary fund was set up as a result of a student led occupation in solidarity with the people of the Gaza strip.

The conflict zone bursary fund has been set up in order to offer the real people behind the politics, who are in intolerable situations and experiencing unimaginable suffering, a way out. This charitable project aims to bring the students and the university together in a joint effort to raise money in order to make this wonderful idea become a reality.

As the Bursary Fund was set up in response to student support for the people of the Gaza strip, the first scholarship will be directed toward a student from that area.

The University of the West of England has agreed to provide a comprehensive scholarship for a student to come and study at UWE starting in September 2011. The total cost for this scholarship is estimated to be £45,000 which includes fees, maintenance, flights, orientation, and other expenses. However, we the donors, have to come up with the first £5,000. Therefore, we urge you to donate generously towards this noble humanitarian cause in order to profoundly transform an individual’s life.

To make a donation, please visit www.uwe.ac.uk/supporters and select donate today. Or contact Emma Sambrook on 0117 328 2806 or emma.sambrook@uwe.ac.uk

Thank you

Also many thanks go to Viva Palestina and their very generous pledge which really helps to get things underway!