What people say about STEPS

STEPS is an inspiring example of an imaginative collaboration between the University of St. Andrews and a community organisation working to assist talented young Palestinians to develop their abilities and further their education. Through this joint working, one Palestinian student is nearing the end of his postgraduate course in Peace and Conflict Studies and the plan is to enable another to come for the next year. With all the turmoil and suffering in Palestine, this project offers a vivid example of how ordinary people working across boundaries and borders can make a difference at the human level.
Robin Waterston Clerk, Quakers in Scotland, May 2013
I was very pleased to learn about the decision of the university to waive tuition fees for two Palestinian students, and about the contribution of the STEPS charity to this project, among its other impressive activities. Educational opportunities are of course very limited in the Israeli occupied territories, particularly in Gaza, where the repression is severe. Young Palestinians have made courageous and dedicated efforts to overcome these obstacles, with quite remarkable success. Nevertheless, there is only so much that they can achieve under these harsh circumstances. I hope that others at St Andrews will join in supporting this very worthy endeavour.
Noam Chomsky, 7 June 2012