Arts & Culture

Mission Statement

Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society is working in the spirit of social entrepreneurship, to deepen the notion of belonging, volunteering, creativity and self-expression for children, youth and women, regardless of origin or religion.


Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society is an independent, dynamic, community-based not-for-profit organization which strives to empower children and women by targeting behavior, knowledge, concepts and practices through creative and non-violent means. They partner with kindergartens, schools and the local community to create a harmonious and unified society using and employing non-violent expression through education as well as with performing and visual arts which preserve Palestinian oral history. The organization was established by a group of volunteers in 1998 in Aida refugee camp-Bethlehem with the belief that everybody has the potential to be a change-maker.

Their hope is for a Palestinian Society free of violence and respectful of human rights and values, in which women, youth and children are empowered on an educational and artistic level in a spirit of social entrepreneurship and innovation through self-expression and a shared respect of human values and rights. Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society has five departments working towards educational, artistic, and social innovation. The departments are the Arts Program, Education Program, Media Program, Women Program, Health and Environment, and Vocational Training Program. These five departments are working to build the peace within and support them to grow and develop based on community priorities, independent of external and foreign agendas.

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