12 January 2010

Scholarship Fund to Benefit University Students in Hebron, Palestine

The Barbara J. Raskin Scholarship was recently created to provide full
funding of university tuition for students from Hebron, Palestine. The
scholarship will be awarded for the first time this January, on a
semester basis with the opportunity to be renewed each semester
provided the students maintain at least a "B" average. Scholarships
are initially awarded based upon grades, economic need, and an essay

Most of the students will attend Hebron University. The average
tuition rate is $741 USD per semester. Three students were chosen for
this Spring semester.

The Scholarship fund is currently awaiting 501(c)(3) status.
Donations, in the mean time, are being accepted by norcal ISM
and are tax deductible.

You can also purchase jewelry to benefit the Scholarship fund here.

For more information, please check out our website.

*Barbara J. Raskin was the mother of San Francisco based artist and
human rights activist, Katie Miranda. Ms. Raskin passed away on July
9, 2009. Ms. Miranda started the Scholarship fund in her mother’s
honor after spending a year teaching art to children in Tel Rumeida,
Palestine in 2006-2007.


Malik said...


I have read your blog with great interest and I would like to ask you for some advice about teaching in the west bank.

I have visited Jerusalem and the west bank a few times, and most recently in Septemeber this year. However, I would like to teach english there.

Please could you advise me on how I should start this quest?!

I was born and raised in the UK so am a native speaker and am educated to university if that helps with anything.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Malik said...

Forgot to mention my email add is:

Please contact me there.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Many Thanks,


WestBankDiaries said...

Thank you for contacting me Malik and for reading my journal.

I suggest you try Project Hope (http://www.projecthope.ps) based in Nablus. They are very reputable and offer a place to live and many resources. I went on my own in 2007 and worked through Art Under Apartheid but the organization was just a one woman show teaching art then myself for the summer. I'll email you offline here some contacts I have in Al-Khalil that may be able to assist you there if you are interested.

Salam to you.