2013 fund-raising dinner


This year’s fund-raising dinner was held at Stationers’ Hall – a hidden gem in the middle of the City close to St Paul’s Cathedral. Completed in 1673 it is one of the few ancient Livery Halls remaining in the City of London.

The dinner was very generously supported once again by Kroll who as well as sponsoring the event brought tables of guests. Our thanks to our many individual supporters who attend each year and to Petrofac, Shell, Arab Cargo, Integrity, Premier Film and the London Council of Arab Ambassadors for their support of the evening.

We were delighted to welcome Tamara Hallasi as our guest speaker who made a very moving and powerful speech. Tamara is a former pupil of the Dar Al Tifl School for Girls in East Jerusalem, where DSMT has funded scholarships for economically disadvantaged girls since 2007. She was awarded the first DSMT Higher Education scholarship and graduated with a BSc in Materials Engineering from Al Quds University in 2012. She was recently offered a place at the University of Oxford to study for a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and her ambition is to work in higher education in Palestine.

From ticket sales, auction, raffle and donations the dinner raised more than £22,000, all of which will go towards providing access to high quality education for disadvantaged young people from kindergarten to university level through our well-established partner organisations in the region.

Thank you to everyone on behalf of the DSMT board for enabling us to continue our work.

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