Zajel Organizes Study Visit for FOBZU
The Friends of Bir Zeit University, from the UK, visited the
university and met with its President, Prof. Rami Hamdallah, who
briefed his guests on the latest developments in higher
education in Palestine and at An-Najah National University. The
delegation also met with Dr. Nabil Alawi, who discussed with his
guests recent twinning agreements and the international
relations the university is developing at the moment with some
European Universities. Guests were taken on a tour of the new
campus where they were able to view firsthand the latest
developments at the university.
A presentation about the right to education was given by Ala
Yousef, the Coordinator of Zajel Youth Exchange Program, and
Lucy Royal, the Coordinator of the Right to Education Campaign
at Zajel, where guests were briefed on the problems facing the
university and its students in many different aspects.
A tour was organized through Balata refugee camp by the Yafa
Cultural Center where guests saw first hand the troubles of the
refugee's daily lives in this over crowded refugee camp. Tayseer
Nasrallah, the Head of the steering committee at the center,
spoke to his guests about the right to return and the living
conditions in the camp.
Another tour was organized through the old city of Nablus where
guests saw the destruction caused by Israeli invasions in the
old city. They also visited some of the sites which mark the
cultural heritage of this very old city: architectural sites,
markets, and Turkish baths.