Identity Inscription

Letters aims to enhance Palestinian national identity and social cohesion among Palestinian from Jerusalem by adopting a transformative resilience approach that focuses on cultural interventions, increased youth engagement, and celebration of Palestinian life in Jerusalem. On the other hand, the project works on building the capacities of youth participants in theatre, arts, music and culture, as well as strengthening the role of stakeholders and civil society in activating the artistic and cultural life in Jerusalem.

Letters works towards establishing youth cultural movement among Palestinians targeting young men and women in Jerusalem between 10-40 years old directly; and the rest of community members indirectly. It targets five communities in Jerusalem including Beit Safafa, Beit Hanina, the Old City, Issawiya, and Nabi Samul.

A collation of Palestinian organizations signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to co-implement Letters project, which is supported by UNDP/PAPP within the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) program to support the steadfastness and development of the communities in area “C” and East Jerusalem. The project is funded by the governments of Sweden, Austria and Norway, and is implemented by Palestinian Vision Organization (PalVision), Palestinian National Theatre, Siwar for Culture and Arts, Al-Qafilah Moving Stage, Burj Al-Luqluq Social Center Society, and Al-Ruwah Theatre.