NGO situated in a refugee camp in Bethlehem



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  • Description


    We were established in 2002 as a non-governmental organisation situated in a Refugee Camp, Bethlehem in the West Bank. The organisation works independently and is not affiliated with any political party or movement. Since the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 the inhabitants of the camp have been surrounded by an environment of violence, devastation, poverty, hatred and despair.

    The occupation has negatively affected every Palestinian's life, with children suffering some of the worst effects. They have lost feelings of hope, happiness and peace. Moreover, these children grow up without the privileges of gardens, playgrounds, libraries and youth centres. This results in them having to be confined to their small living spaces as the streets of Deheishe have no space for fun.

    Palestinians are deprived of basic needs for their families and have lost their taste of life.

    In these adverse circumstances our centre in the Refugee Camp is considered an oasis which provides a safe haven for women, children and adolescents offering them support and services to excel in many fields. These range from counselling and education to cultural awareness.

    Since we opened we have received many volunteers from all over the world and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. There are many ways that volunteers can participate, such as by giving English lessons, sharing computer skills, musical or artistic talents, lecturing about democracy, human rights issues or other topics important for the development of our children. Volunteers are also greatly needed for administrative tasks, as well as fundraising.

    By visiting us here you will have the chance to experience and explore Palestinian culture first hand. You will see for yourself the effects of the occupation and see how life in the West Bank goes on. There is no better way to learn about the conflict in Palestine and we guarantee that your time with us will be much more than your average volunteering experience.

    We are open to hearing your suggestions for alternative ways that you, as a volunteer, may be interested in working with and educating our children through workshops, etc.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    Pratique d’une langue
    Projets artistiques
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Aide


    Work depends on what projects we have going on during your stay. But we are open to any suggestions.

  • Langues parlées

    Arabic: Courant
    English: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Female volunteers will be placed with a host family, while male volunteers will share an apartment. We are not Rich organization so we do ask our volunteers to help with the sharing cost in order to be able to go on with our program, most of the time this is the only way to go on, as the sharing cost will be included room to sleep food, washing, shower and fee guiding, for the female they live in a host family where thy have access to everything at the house, the male also will have private as they well be provided with food and washing,,,,

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

Volunteer working with the kids
Director: Yasser working in the NGO's farm
N° de référence hôte : 14387737294d