Farmer Jalal Quz’at and his six brothers own an agricultural land with an area of 110 dunums in the Juhor Ad-Dik area of the Gaza Governorate. This land is their only source of income and it has an agricultural well that operates on electric power. Part of this land is planted with olive trees and the other part is dedicated to the cultivation of seasonal vegetables.
The “Jerusalem Nights Festival” was launched by the Jerusalem Arts Network “Shafaq” as an artistic celebration to promote the cultural and artistic life in the centre of Jerusalem. This festival was among the most important events that were well covered by the local media, gaining substantial popularity and public engagement.
Mrs. Insaf supports a family of 10, living in a house of two rooms. The financial situation of the family is very dire, as her husband suffers from loss of vision due to diabetes and is unable to work. The closures imposed on the Gaza Strip and the lack of a steady income further exacerbates the living situation of Mrs. Insaf and her family.
Beit Skarya, home to about 600 Palestinians, gets easily omitted amongst the twelve surrounding Israeli settlements that make up the Gush Etzion settlement complex near Bethlehem. The sensitive location of Beit Skarya makes it subject to many constraints and obstacles typical of Palestinian villages located in Area C of the West Bank.
Welcome to the NGO Development Center’s first success story publication: Success Palestine. We felt that the summer was a perfect opportunity to take stock of the fantastic contribution of our partners to Palestinian society; and share with all friends of NDC the magnificent work that NGOs do for communities throughout Palestine.
As part of a commitment to NGO sector development in Palestine, the NGO Development Center (NDC) has been supporting NGO networks since 2007. These networks provide organizations with a space to share expertise and experiences. Thematic networks ensure that specific issues within Palestinian society are not lost in the duplication of campaigns and services.
In an effort to promote knowledge sharing, collaboration and coordination among Palestinian umbrella NGO networks, NDC is currently providing support and technical assistance to four organizations. Additionally, NDC has supported four thematic NGO networks, representing various sectors namely, youth, livestock, environment and culture.