Name of the organization or artist
Arab Educational Institute
P.O.Box 681, Bethlehem
West Bank /Palestine
Missions and objectives
Mission: AEI supports the sumud of Palestinian youth, women and educators by building community and creating advocacy platforms in which people’s human rights and cultural identity are voiced. The organization’s work is rooted in the values of peace, justice, sumud or perseverance, nonviolence, and inter-cultural and inter-religious respect.
Vision: Palestinians actively and publicly participating in a free, democratic, and pluralistic Palestine in which civic rights including women’s rights and the rights of religious communities are respected.
Objectives, with as target groups Palestinian women, youth and educators in the West Bank:
1. Developing leadership and life skills
It is the local coordinator of a project that facilitates advocacy actions in 20 local communities by 600 school youth and young women/mothers. In another ongoing advocacy project AEI cooperates with officials at the PNA Ministry of Education in 8 government schools around Bethlehem to increase youth capacity to constructively deal with conflict.
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