May 2008 - Dalia Association is thrilled that U.S. donors will now be able to make tax-deductible contributions to the “Grassroots International Dalia Fund” at Grassroots International, the highly reputable Boston-based social justice funder, as the result of a fiscal sponsorship agreement signed in February, 2008.
On March 3, part of the Dalia Association team headed to Bethlehem to meet with community leaders in the field. The visit started at the Palestine Museum of Natural History with a meeting and tour by professor Mazin Qumsiyeh. The photos in this post show the aquaponics system established on the grounds of the museum. The museum is working to develop sustainable environmental models that can be used by Palestinian communities.
We at the Dalia Association thank the enthusiastic farmers of Om Sleiman Farm in Bilin, Mohammad and Muhab, for presenting their community supported agriculture initiative.
Mohammad and Muhab are two young, charismatic farmers working towards developing a model of food sovereignty for Palestinians where the community interacts directly with the farmer who provides healthy, organic produce to all participating members.
Solar Energy – an alternative resource - a path to Palestinian self-determination.
As part of the women supporting women program, Dalia Association staff organized an initial workshop with the members of the women’s funds in Ramallah, Jenin, and Salfeet. The coalition facilitator worked with the participants to identify their priority issues. Issues to be addressed by these women coalitions include the use of illegal drugs by the youth in the Jenin district, the widespread addiction to smoking cigarettes and nargila in the Salfeet district, and the lack of equal participation by women in local governance in the Ramallah district.
On September 8, 2015, four women’s associations signed an agreement to establish the Women’s Fund for Community Philanthropy for the Ramallah district. These women’s associations included the Charitable Women’s Society in Abwein, the Women’s Club in Karawa Bani Zeid, the Women’s Center Society in Beit Surik, and the Charitable Women’s Society in Beir Zeit.