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The University of Westminster and Encompass Trust are co-hosting an event, with guest speaker Abdulhakim Sabbah from the Palestinian charity Project Hope, to discuss opportunities for social activism in education.

Hear about modern day Palestine after 50 years of military occupation and how you can volunteer at the largest international volunteer organisation in the Northern West Bank, providing educational support to some of the most marginalised communities in the world.

Speakers will talk about the power of education and grassroots work to empower today's youth and bring communities together. Abdulhakim Sabah will then discuss his work in Palestine to rebuild a failing education system and to combat widespread apathy in the context of a stalemate peace process.

Register for a free ticket via Eventbrite.


  • 6.15pm: Introduction by Andrew Linn, Westminster University – Social Responsibility and the University of Westminster.
  • 6.25pm: Shamila Ahmed, Westminster University – the role of social activism, and narratives of ‘the other’ in education.
  • 6.35pm: Eric Appleby, Encompass Trust – bringing divided communities together, empowering young leaders and volunteer opportunities.
  • 6.50pm: Abdulhakim Sabbah, Project Hope – facts on the ground, restoring hope in a bleak climate, and volunteer opportunities.
  • 7.10pm: Q&A session, followed by nibbles and drinks, networking and an opportunity to find out more about volunteering in Palestine and the UK.