The Center for Freedom and Justice’s mission is to facilitate enduring, sustainable programs in rural Palestinian communities. Through a combination of educational and development projects the Center seeks to build the collective, strategic power of people, and improve the lives of rural West Bank residents. The Center offers a wide range of opportunities for participants to develop their communication and advocacy skills, as well as several microeconomic initiatives which support local residents to overcome the many obstacles they face. One of the Center’s key aims is to enable farmers to stay working on their land. Some of our projects focus on restoring devastated agricultural land through tree planting and land rehabilitation initiatives.
By developing the skills and resources of rural Palestinian communities, the Center for Freedom and Justice seeks to build resilience and to support people as they struggle to remain steadfast on their land. The Center works to build a popular movement of strategic community organizing. Through its wide range of empowering programs, the Center has built strong ties of support and solidarity among rural West Bank residents, and has laid the groundwork for a new way of organizing in Palestine: one that transforms society from the bottom up.
The Center also hosts international visitors and volunteers looking for a deeper understanding of the condition of Palestinian villages like Beit Ummar, and offers insight into a more hopeful side to life in Area C, where the struggle for human and political rights is mirrored with positive development.