Archive for 2011 news

HE student visits London

Board Director, Anne Tiedemann, met with Tamara and other students from the Palestinian University     Al Quds during a recent visit to London organised by the Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association. Tamara has been supported by DSMT throughout her university degree and was delighted to have the opportunity to visit London.

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Our thanks to ANERA

For the past six years the DSMT has worked closely with US charitable organisation ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) who introduced us to the Dar El Tifl school and have administered the scholarship programme since its inception. They have also facilitated our project with Bardala Girls School this year (see page 4) and without […]

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2011 monitoring visit

Dan and Angela Simpson have just returned from their second visit to the region*, to monitor current activities and to extend the Trust’s range of contacts. See full report below. Left: current DSMT scholarship girls (school and higher education) from the Dar Al Tifl School with Angela Simpson. Right: Pupils at the Bardala Girls School, […]

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Samira Hassassian

Mrs Samira Hassassian with her husband HE Professor Manual Hassassian at the 2010 DSMT fundraising dinner DSMT supporters will be saddened to learn of the untimely death in August of Mrs Samira Hassassian, wife of Professor Manuel Hassassian, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK. She was a friend of the Trust since its […]

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High Education Scholarships

In 2007 the DSMT awarded the Dominic Simpson Higher Education Scholarship to a former pupil of the Dar El Tifl School, who is now in her final year studying Biomedical Engineering at Al Quds University (Jerusalem). A second Higher Education Scholarship awarded in 2011 This summer a competition was held to select a pupil to […]

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School in international spotlight

2011 saw the UK release of the film ‘Miral’, directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Hiam Abbass,  Freida Pinto, Omar Metwally, Willem Dafoe and Vanessa Redgrave. Screenplay is by Rula Jebreal, a former pupil at the Dar El Tifl school and orphanage, and is based on her book that tells the story of her growing […]

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New Board member

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Edwards, Senior Executive at Accenture, joined the Board of trustees in January 2011. Matthew was a fellow student of Dominic’s at Balliol and has been a great supporter of the DSMT and regular attender at events since 2005.  In November 2009 he very kindly facilitated a review and […]

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