Palestinian Student Receives ACT Doctoral Scholarships

ACT President Ibnu Khajar said that this scholarship is a form of ACT's concern for the health condition of the Palestinian people.

Dr. Amin Alnawajha
ACT President Ibnu Khajar (right) provides doctoral scholarships to Palestinian citizens, Dr. Amin Alnawajha (center). (ACTNews/Ichsan Ali)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Access to proper education is very difficult for people in countries exposed to humanitarian conflicts, including in Palestine. It is caused by the socio-economic conditions of the family, the quality of education that is far from expectations, and the armed conflict carried out by Israel. Indeed, the Palestinians can study up to the university level.

Those reasons inspired Aksi Cepat Tanggap to assist the education and future of the Palestinian people. On Wednesday (6/23/2021) at the ACT Head Office in Jakarta, ACT President Ibnu Khajar symbolically gave a Doctoral Scholarship to one of the Palestinian citizens, namely Dr. Amin Alnawajha.

Amin Alnawajha is a Palestinian doctor who was born in Rafah, Gaza, on July 10, 1974. Currently, he is still studying at the doctoral level in Biomedical Sciences at Brawijaya University, Malang. Previously, Dr. Amin completed his Master's program at the same university.

ACT President Ibnu Khajar said that this scholarship is a form of ACT's concern for the health condition of the Palestinian people. “Initially, ACT planned to bring medical personnel to the Gaza Strip, but this is difficult to do because access to and from Gaza is often closed. The only way to help is preparing the best Palestinian sons and daughters to become medical personnel," said Ibnu.

Ibnu also hopes that the Biomedical Sciences major pursued by Dr. Amin will help our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Later, after graduating from the doctoral program, Dr. Amin will become a super volunteer medical staff to serve in his homeland.

Dr. Amin felt grateful to ACT for the educational scholarship provided. He also thanked for the concern of Indonesian generous friends who care about the people in Palestine. "Insha Allah, I am also ready to become a super volunteer in Gaza later," said Dr. Amin. Currently, in terms of medical assistance, ACT has built clinics in Gaza, Palestine, and prepared a total of 12 ambulances for Palestine.[]