Goal 1 calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations by 2050. It also aims to ensure social protection for the poor and vulnerable, increase access to basic services and support people harmed by political-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
Al-Quds University recognizes the importance of addressing poverty to create a more sustainable and equitable future. The university contributes to SDG 1 in several ways, including education, research, and community engagement initiatives.
Access to Education: Al-Quds University is committed to providing equal access to education for all, regardless of socio-economic background. The university offers a range of scholarships, financial aid, and tuition assistance programs to help underprivileged students overcome financial barriers and pursue higher education. By enabling access to education, the university empowers individuals to break the cycle of poverty and improve their socio-economic status.
Research on Poverty: The university’s various academic programs, including economics, social sciences, and public policy, conduct research on poverty, inequality, and related issues. This research provides valuable insights into the underlying causes of poverty and informs the development of evidence-based policies and interventions to reduce poverty in the region and beyond.
Skills Development and Employability: Al-Quds University focuses on equipping its graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the job market. By offering a wide range of academic and vocational programs, the university prepares students for diverse career paths, contributing to their long-term economic stability and well-being. The university also offers career services, including job placement assistance, internships, and networking opportunities, to help students transition from academia to the workforce.
Community Outreach and Capacity Building: Al-Quds University is actively engaged in community outreach programs that directly address poverty and its associated challenges. The university collaborates with organizations, agencies, and international partners to provide resources and training to marginalized communities. These capacity-building initiatives empower individuals and communities to improve their living conditions and create sustainable livelihoods.
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Al-Quds University encourages social entrepreneurship and innovation among its students and faculty. The university supports start-ups, incubators, and research projects that aim to develop innovative solutions to poverty-related problems. By fostering a culture of social innovation, the university helps create new opportunities for economic growth and poverty reduction.
In summary, Al-Quds University’s commitment to SDG 1 goes beyond simply providing access to education. The institution actively engages in research, skills development, community outreach, and social entrepreneurship to address the root causes of poverty and create lasting change. our university aims to help end poverty in Palestine; through supporting micro and small business by providing financial assistance to local communities as they are provided with the resources and facilities necessary to start their own businesses, specifically sustainable projects, supporting poor families and cases that need assistance, as clothes, food, furniture, medicines, school supplies, medical/health supplies, and others that are provided free of charge.