The university offers several projects and programmes in the fields of social and educational services and voluntary work.
Currently, An-Najah Homes around 20,000 students and offers them opportunities to be involved in community service activities that develop their academic and cultural skills.
In the year 2015 and 2016, An-Najah National University managed to achieve several academic and social services and contributions. For example, it offered 3233 scholarships to its students and 323 ones to students with disabilities.
An-Najah organizes annually more than 500 lectures on community service to encourage voluntary work as 4500 students enrolled in the community service courses in the year 2016. They accomplished 220,000 hours of voluntary works in more than 1000 public and private organizations and institutions. In addition to that, a number of university students donated 4000 blood units to public and private hospitals.
The university also offered 16 community based learning courses, held more than 200 social workshops and activities and founded supportive educational programme that homed 200 volunteers.
An-Najah always contributes to the development of the Palestinian community; therefore, it handled more than 7000 cases of poverty, unemployment, disability and other social and economic problems and rehabilitated 193 houses and facilities. Moreover, around 130 groups of An-Najah students worked in housing programmes to improve living conditions and provide healthy and safe environment to some poor and homeless families.
Volunteering and Community Service
The Volunteer and Community Service is one of the Community Service Unit programmes that attract and recruit volunteers to participate in various activities. Students and graduates of the community service courses form the center’s largest group of volunteers.
Engineering and the Community Course
The engineering and the community course is a two-credit-hour elective course which is open for all students except students from engineering departments.
The course aims at introducing its enrollees to engineering and social engineering’s definition, sections and role in the development of individuals and the community. The course also aims at reinforcing social voluntary work in the Palestinian society.
To pass the course, students work in groups and take various tasks related to engineering such as reconstructing houses of some poor families, maintaining facilities in schools and public institutions and others.
In the years 2015 and 2016, the course enrollees have completed more than 100 projects in different parts of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Supportive Education Programme
This programme was established to assist children with learning disadvantages arising from social problems and difficulties in their home lives, such as orphan-hood, parental separation, illiterate parents or parents with low-levels of education, families with a high dependency ratio, and families with poor and unhygienic housing.
This programme is supervised through cooperation between the Community Service Center and the Directorate of Education in Nablus governorate.
Community Based Learning
The community based learning initiative focuses on engaging learners with the surrounding community through the Centre of Excellence in order to achieve An-Najah’s vision in improving education in Palestine. The centre offers 16 CBL courses, and more than 1150 students and faculty members participate in training courses and annual symposium.