Welfare Association

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Welfare Association "is a private, non-profit foundation established in Geneva in 1983 to support Palestinian society in sustainable development. It has become better known in Palestine and the Arab region by its Arabic name, Ta'awoun, meaning “cooperation.”

"WA beneficiaries are the more than 4 million Palestinians who are served by Palestinian non-governmental organizations, community institutions and charitable organizations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Galilee, Jaffa, Akka, Nazareth and Naqab, as well as in refugee camps in Lebanon." [1]

In 2004 "Welfare Association's project, IT4Youth in Rural Areas, has won a $30,000 prize. The $4m project is implemented by WA in partnership with the International Youth Foundation and mainly funded by USAID. The prize was won in a competition for the best practice projects. The project, together with 9 others each to win $30,000, was picked from 700 projects submitted to the Dubai Municipality and UN Habitat (a United Nations Agency) by an international Jury in Nairobi." [2]


Accessed October 2007: [3]



  • Munib R. Masri - Chairman of (EDGO); Chairman of the Board of Directors, (PADICO)



  • Ismail El-Zabri, Regional Expert
  • Basel Amin Aql - Businessman
  • Salman Abu-Sitta, President, Palestine Land Society, London
  • Adel K. Afifi - Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa (Programs & Projects Committee Chairman)
  • Ali Radwan Attorney - The Law Bureau :Ali Radwan & Partners
  • Victor Kashkoush, Senior Management Consultant
  • Mamdouh Aker - Consultant Urologist, The Commissioner General of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen Rights
  • Najah Al-Ramahi - Deputy Director General, Target Chemicals Establishment
  • Wael R. Kanaan - General Manager, Jerusalem Development & Investment Co., Ltd (JEDICO)
  • Yousef Al-Hassan - (WA BOT Secretary) Strategic Expert and Thinker

Honorary Members


Web: http://www.welfareassociation.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About Us, Welfare Association, accessed October 26, 2007.
  2. Awards, Welfare Association, accessed October 26, 2007.
  3. Board of Trustees 2005-2008, Welfare Association, accessed October 26, 2007.