Karama Organization commits itself to the following goals:
Support and widen the educational opportunities and psycho-social care available for children and the young generation.
With this goal in mind, we run daily activities in our community center as well as contribute to programs in the UNRWA schools (the main provider of education for most refugee youth).
Welcome women in positions of ability and responsibility by setting up activities and projects that stress their competences and give them a sense of ownership and self-esteem.
Through educational workshops as well as food security (rooftops greenhouses) projects and social entrepreneurship, women’s know-how is expanded, opportunities are created for skills-development and more positive attention is given in society to women’s role and rights.
Create possibilities for our youth and women that stimulate responsible leadership and give them a sense of hope and prospective. Karama encourages volunteering and collective work, with children participating for years in our program to become then active as young leaders in our center and even community.
Karama’s yearly summer camps are an important way to engage our youth in topics crucial to their development as responsible inhabitants of Palestine.
Respond to urgent needs that come up in our society and be a constructive actor in the daily functioning of our community.
Examples of this are our role in the UNRWA schools, emergency assistance during extreme weather or army invasions as well as our emergency programs during COVID19 that include food and health packages distributions, Cash for Work programs and medical supplies.
Encourage entrepreneurship and social business activities through sustainable (income-generating) projects, especially for women.
Karama Organization has provided training, networking, (co-)investments and marketing support to existing women-led businesses as well as set up its own community kitchen, bakery, production unit and store employing local women under the name Makken (meaning: Empower! in Arabic).
Facilitate cultural exchange to generate more understanding between Palestinians and internationals, promote dialogue and build bridges across rifts of misunderstanding, anger and frustration.
This happens through our international volunteer program that invites people from all over the world in our community and helps young people become familiar with each other away from (false) news messages and closer to a better understanding each other.
Raise awareness abroad about the Palestinian struggle and life under occupation. Karama recognizes the need to offer a face instead of just numbers, real interaction rather than a news headline.
Through our volunteer program we stimulate people to become powerful witnesses in their own communities, while trips abroad allow our staff and youth to impact and change the image of Palestinians among all people.