Saïd Foundation alumna receives top nursing award!

2 August 2018

Alumna Intima Alrimawi was recently awarded the Virginia Nurses Association 40 Under 40 Award for exceptional nursing leaders (

2019/20 Saïd Foundation Scholarship applications are now open!

1 August 2018

The Saïd Foundation has offered scholarships and training opportunities since 1984. Our Scholarships Programme aims to promote the sustainable development of the Levant region.

Alumna meets Duke of Cambridge during historic visit to Palestine

28 June 2018

During his first official visit to Palestine the Duke of Cambridge met Saïd Foundation alumna Darin Zeidan at a ceremony at the British Consulate. Darin spoke to the Duke about her current role as Country Manager for Palestine for UK based charity PACES.

Rhodes Scholarship Applications open 1 June 2018

1 June 2018
We are pleased to announce that applications for The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP) have just opened!

The Foundation publishes its findings report on its 2017 Amal pilot

23 May 2018

In April the Foundation finalised its report on the findings from its 2017 Amal pilot, a project making grants in support of the rich diversity of Muslim cultures and arts in the UK, including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance.

The winner of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Prize is announced

15 May 2018

At the Said Foundation’s annual dinner in April, Rasha Said-Khawaja, Deputy Chair of the Foundation, announced that the winner of the Said Foundation’s Alumni Achievement Prize for 2018 was Hiba Salem from Syria.

The London Syria Ensemble playing at the Said Foundation annual dinner

Said Foundation Annual Dinner

15 May 2018

Wafic and Rosemary Said hosted the Said Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday 14 April at the Hurlingham Club in London. The night was a celebration of the work of the Foundation, its partners and our students.

The Saïd Foundation 2017 Review is out

Said Foundation Annual Review 2017

14 May 2018

The Saïd Foundation hosted more than 200 students, partners and special guests at its Annual Dinner in April 2018. At the event, the Foundation also launched its 2017 Review highlighting key achievements from our 2016-17 year.

Hands Up for Syria Appeal - two years on

9 May 2018

In 2016 the Asfari Foundation, the Said Foundation and the Hands Up Foundation organised the The Hands Up for Syria Appeal.  A total of £4,129,841 was raised from generous donors.

Journey from Gaza to Uxbridge

16 March 2018

Alumna Mona Jebril has recently published an article in the Times Higher Education about her experiences as a Gazan student studying in the UK.