In partnership with Welfare Association and An-Najah National University in Nablus, Bank of Palestine organized an introductory workshop on Zamala Academic Program that is currently implemented in Palestinian universities. Initiated and funded by Bank of Palestine, the program is implemented by Welfare Association in partnership with Palestinian universities.
At the beginning of the workshop Acting President of An-Najah National University Professor Maher Al-Natshe pointed to the importance of Zamala Program in enhancing and developing university education in Palestine in order to be able to cope with the rapid developments in the areas of business, technology and others. He extended gratitude to Bank of Palestine and Welfare Association for their efforts toward improving the quality of education and meeting the increasing needs of university education in Palestine.
For her part, Welfare Association Zamala Program Consultant Dr Saeda Afouna gave a presentation on the objectives of the program, its role in improving the quality of higher education and teaching methodologies. She stressed the need for balancing between the needs of the labor market and social development through granting academic scholarships to teachers to renowned global institutions so that they can enhance their practical experience. Studies include financial and banking sciences, ICT, health and medicine, environment and agriculture, engineering, law, life sciences and others. Dr Afoula also gave a briefing on the work mechanism, selection of scholarships, provision of information, framework and acceptance criteria.
At the end of the workshop there was a Q&A period about the Zamala Program. Answers were provided by Bank of Palestine Marketing and Public Relations Director Mr Thaer Hamayel and Research and Planning Department Director at Welfare Association Dr Saed Afouna.