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An-Najah National University, represented by Dr. Kherieh ‎Rassas, An-Najah’s Vice President for International and External Relations, participated via Zoom platform in PSSF Annual Fundraiser - From Gaza to Mars on Saturday, September 18, 2021.


This year the event took place in the USA and featured renowned businessmen, student PSSF scholarship recipients, international supporters, representatives from Arab American community, members of the United States Congress, community leaders, and academicians.

The charity event which is organized annually by the Palestinian Student Scholarship Fund (PSSF), aims to raise funds to provide Palestinian students the scholarships they need to pursue higher education.

In short remarks during the fund event, Dr. ‎Rassas said:" We gathered to fundraise Palestinian university students across occupied Palestine to realize their dreams and promote access to education leading to immediate but everlasting impact. It is always a pleasure to side with Palestinians scholarship funds unwavering commitment to help more and more Palestinian students reach the skies of knowledge and rise up to combat financial and political difficulties imposed by the Israeli occupation."

She added:" Across such events and with partners like you in the USA and around the world, we are establishing a powerful, solid and smart collaboration that paves the way for a better future for Palestinian youth."

Furthermore, Dr. ‎Rassas pointed out that the Palestinian universities are developing research and training tools, and they are offering a wide range of diverse academic programs along with professional skills that level up to global standards. 

It is worth mentioning that PSSF is dedicated to assist disadvantaged Palestinian students in higher education. It was established as a nonprofit organization in 2017 by a group of Palestinian-Americans in Chicago.

The Fund supports Palestinian students who face a significant amount of challenges in their pursuit of academic success in higher education including financial burdens, and discrimination.


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