My name is Azeeza. I’m a 25 yr old Palestinian woman from Hebron in Occupied Palestine. I have a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology and in June 2016 I obtained my Masters in Informatics whilst working at Palestine Polytechnic University as a teaching assistant.
From September 2016 to February 2017 I undertook an internship with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron and found that I really wanted to continue working in the field of human rights defence and advocacy work.
Working with CPT made me feel that I’m part of valuable work for humanity in general and my country in particular. I deeply believe in the mission and vision of CPT and was accepted to be part of the 4 week CPT nonviolence training in Chicago USA in July 2017.
My family are very supportive of my plans but cultural norms require me to travel with a family member and so my brother Mohammed who is studying at University has agreed to come with me.
To be able to do this I need to fundraise for both of us and need to raise at least $5000 US. This will cover the following:
- Visa x2 ($340)
- Airfares x2 ($2,600)
- CPT training x1 ($1,000)
- Accommodation, living expenses x1 (1,000)
- + Travel expenses to the airport in Jordan.
I’m working with my brother on the visa now and hopefully, we can get it soon.
Any size donation will be appreciated and help me. All donations can be sent to CPT via their web page (here’s the link) and please make sure indicate that your contribution is “for Azeeza’s training”. Then CPT can track how much comes in for me.
Sharing this letter with your friends could help as well.
Thanks in advance,
Peace and Love,