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News and Activities

Team Dalia in Brussels-FFP Plenary meeting

22-09-2019
Majd and Rasha from team Dalia participated in the plenary meeting of the Foundations For Peace Network (FFP), of which Dalia is a member. FFP is an international network of independent local philanthropic organizations working towards peace and social justice.   The meeting whic...

IBDA' in Gaza-voting day and results

17-09-2019
We organized the voting day on September 11th for IBDA' Youth Program at the University of Palestine - Gaza , where 28 initiatives were presented. Unfortunately, due to the large number of people present,  voting was not feasible.   Therefore, a week later, on the 17th,  a l...

Mujawara- Women's Funds

17-09-2019
We held a mujawara* for the women finds which lasted for three days (12-14 September 2019) in one of the most beautiful guest houses in the old city of Nablus: Turquoise Hostel, a youth project aimed at establishing a research center while drawing on local sources of income from the guest house...

IBDA' in Gaza-Mentoring Workshop

26-08-2019
We held several mentoring workshops, in August,  for the participants in the IBDA' Youth program in Gaza.  They are now in the preparation phase of their project ideas for the voting day scheduled for next week.      

Farmers' needs in Gaza

08-08-2019
We met on Thursday, the 8th of August, with a group of Gazan farmers who work in the Access Restricted Areas (ARA)- Gaza*, in order to identify their needs, as well as the obstacles and challenges they face in that region. This session comes in preparation for launching the Farmers Program that...

Summer Speakers- Solidarity Talks

30-07-2019
Dalia Association organized a series of solidarity talks, informing participants, who are friends in Solidarity with Palestine about different topics. The first talk, by Sam Bahour, one of the founders of the Dalia Association, discussed the economic and communications situation in Palestine, a...

Ibad Al Rahman- Dabkeh Training

30-07-2019
"Reviving the Palestinian Identity" an initiative from Ibad Al Rahman school, as part of from the IBDA' in the schools-Gaza, participated in Dabkeh training from May to July.  They took 3 classes a week, in order to participate in national and folkloric events and festivals; all in an effo...

Signing Grant Agreements-WSW Gaza

23-07-2019
We signed the community grant agreement (the grant that was distributed through a community decision via voting) with the leaders of the two initiatives from the Women Supporting Women (WSW) program in Gaza. The first (Art house) by Ghadeer Abu Rook. Her initiative which is a community and econ...

Al Natouf Market

12-07-2019
Usayd and his team, from the IBDA' youth program, which is supported by Drosos Foundation, organized  Al Natouf Market, which was one of the winning initiatives that the youth community voted for last April in the village of Budrus.  They held a bazaar to support local producers,...

WSW in Gaza-Voting Day

07-07-2019
We organized the voting day on the 7th of July for the Women Supporting Women Program in Gaza (WSW), where 200 students, women, and a local committee participated in the voting on 18 project ideas.    In 1st place is (Art house) by Ghadeer Abu Rook. Her initiative, which is a com...

WSW in Gaza- Workshops

23-06-2019
We implemented a series of workshops with the Women Supporting Women (WSW) program-Gaza during the month of June. 25 women from different areas of the Gaza Strip were targeted and participated in identifying the needs and community issues, formulating innovative solutions and writing their proj...

Hand in Hand to Plant together- IBDA' in the schools- Gaza

19-06-2019
The students of the initiative "Hand in Hand to Plant Together" from Ibad Al Rahman school,  held a planting activity. Their initiative was voted for by the schoolchildren earlier in the year.  This activity aims at raising awareness of urban agriculture and repurposing spaces in...

Meeting and training with the Youth-Yallah IBDA'

16-06-2019
We organized the first meeting with the consultants Thaer Ayasi, and Mahmoud Hreibat on the 16th of June.  They guided the youth from the IBDA' program into turning their entrepreneurial ideas into productive and successful initiatives. These initiatives were voted for early in the year an...

IBDA' in the Schools-Closing Ceremony in UNRWA Beit Jala Co-ed School

09-06-2019
We organized the closing ceremony of the IBDA' in the schools for the academic year 2018/2019 at the UNRWA Beit Jala co-ed school.We have distributed certificates to the participants.     We had great initiatives this year, that were supported by the school staff and Dalia's...

IBDA' in the Schools-Closing Ceremony at RFS

01-06-2019
We organized the closing ceremony of the IBDA' in the schools for the academic year 2018/2019 at the Ramallah Friends School (RFS) on the 1st of June.We have distributed certificates to the participants. We had great initiatives this year, that were supported by the school staff and Dalia's staff. T...

Nature Corner

01-06-2019
Nature Corner,  another initiative from the girls in the UNRWA Beit Jala co-ed school, in Aida Refugee camp, implemented their project idea during the month of May.  which aimed at rehabilitating one of the school’s gardens and turning it into a green public space for the girls in the...

A mural that discusses social issues

01-06-2019
The initiative “Changing thoughts through colors”,   from the girls in the UNRWA Beit Jala co-ed school, in Aida Refugee camp, painted the school’s mural with positive images and highlighted other social issues such as early marriage and school drop-outs during the month of May. ...

Mujawara (Convening)- Emancipatory Education

30-05-2019
 On May the 30th, we held a muajwara (convening) with Rosa Luxembourg on their recently published research on the Palestinian Curriculum: "School Curricula: Investing in Human Capital or Wasting it”,  authored by the Palestinian researcher Muhannad Abdul-Hamid.   The study d...

IBDA' in the Schools-Closing Ceremony at The Orthodox School-Bethany

28-05-2019
 We organized the closing ceremony of the IBDA' in the schools' program for the academic year 2018/2019 at the Orthodox School in Al Eizariyeh on the 28th of May. We have distributed certificates to the participants.   We had great initiatives this year, that were supported by th...

IBDA' in the school Gaza-Field Visit

22-05-2019
We have organized a field trip for IBDA’ in the schools – Gaza. The field trip was part of “Hand in Hand to plant together” initiative, that was voted for earlier in the year. This activity aims at raising awareness about urban agriculture. The participants visited the strawberry farm, Qattan Child...

Dalia Association in Georgia

13-05-2019
Rasha from Team Dalia attended a meeting for Foundations For Peace Network in May, of which Dalia is a member, this network is made up of grassroots organizations that advocate for social justice at the grassroots level.  She visited the village of Lelani, at the local community...

Siti W Sidi- Planting Cacti

12-05-2019
On the 12th of May, the Students from the initiative Siti w Sidi (Grandpa and Granma) from the  Ramallah Friends School visited The Arab Women's Association's Old People's home.  In the visit, artist Iman Amireh helped the students and the participants to plant cacti.We would like to...

IBDA' in Gaza-Workshops

04-05-2019
We have concluded the workshops with the Youth of IBDA’ Program, during which we have targeted 60 participants, and divided them into two groups. The series of workshops took place between April 21st till May 4th. The training varied and included: identifying community issues; and developing so...

IBDA' in the Schools-Field Trip

14-04-2019
We organized a day trip for the students of the IBDA' program in the school on the 14th of April.We visited the area of Bethlehem. We started our visit to Al Azzeh refugee camp, where we met Kawthar who told us how she opened a guest house in the camp, and how she teaches the people staying at...

Dukkan Volunteer Day

09-04-2019
We organized a volunteer day at Dukkan on the 9th of April, our second-hand shop initiative with the students from the Access program for teaching English at the Amideast. Dukkan is Dalia’s effort to make effective use of the resources available in our country, and to decrease waste going to la...

Yallah IBDA'- Voting Day in Al-Bireh and Ramallah

07-04-2019
We organized the voting day on Sunday the 7th of April in for the governorate of Ramallah and Al-Bireh. These were the initiatives:Photo Studio in Silwad-Rasha: the leader wants to open a photo studio run by girls in the village of Silwad.The Little Discoverer-Aya: this initiative will focus on...

Fun-raising on the Bike

05-04-2019
We always believe in FUN when we support local community initiatives, and this time, the youth group Cycling Palestine, joined us in a fun-raiser to support the Education Fund on the 5th of April.The Education fund, in partnership with Esnad Student Support, aims to send students to get a...

Visiting Beit Jala's Hospital

04-04-2019
On the 4th of April, the leaders of the Smiles of Hope initiative from the Orthodox school, who take part in the IBDA' youth program in the schools, held their main activity.They visited the children diagnosed with cancer at the Biet Jala governmental hospital as they performed several entertainment...

WSW in Gaza

28-03-2019
We launched the Women Supporting Women program in Gaza, in partnership with Aisha Association for Women and Child Protection, where we have discussed the methodology of Dalia’s work with 60 women, who have ideas for small economic projects and other community initiatives, we also talked about their...

Yallah IBDA'- Voting Day in Budrus

We organized the voting day on Friday the 5th of April in the village of Budrus-west of Ramallah, as part of the IBDA’ Youth Program.All the leaders of the initiatives came from the surrounding villages of Budrus, Qibya, Deir Qidees, and Ni’ilin.These were the initiatives:Qibya Service Center- Moham...

Awareness Day-Animal-Friendly School

 On the 4th of April, we organized an awareness talk for the Orthodox School in Al Eizariyeh given by The Palestinian Animal League, as part of the initiative "An Animal-Friendly School".  The talk aimed to raise awareness on taking care of animals among the school students, and not to fea...

Yallah IBDA'- Voting Day in Bethlehem

We organized the voting day, on Thursday the 4th of April,  for the IBDA’ Youth program at Bethlehem University. Voting was hard, as it involved these seven creative initiatives:• Calquette from Power group: creating a cultural café and hub for the local youth to discuss cultural issues, such a...

IBDA' in the Schools-Voting Days 

Ramallah Friends SchoolThe voting day was held on the 21st of January. [email protected] received the most votes, and this initiative will focus on creating a brochure of important landmarks in Ramallah and Al Bireh for tourists and locals alike. They received a grant of $400 US. In second place was th...

Yallah IBDA'

In the last couple of months, we have relaunched the IBDA’ youth program in several new areas. We have conducted several open meetings in Bethlehem, Budrus, Turmusaya and Al Mughayar, and Al-Bireh. The aim of these open meetings is to get to know active youth groups in these regions, and empowering...

IBDA' program in the Orthodox School

And we continue with the IBDA' program in the Orthodox School in Al Eizariyeh-Bethany, with developing new ideas for initiatives and putting a working plan. We also came with great ideas!