Traditional Buildings Rehabilitation

Traditional Buildings Rehabilitation

This type of projects aims to preserve the cultural heritage in Bethlehem District, reclaim an abandoned building and provide a model for renovation, and creating working opportunities for unemployed. In addition, CCHP put these buildings in the service of an important civil body for adaptive reuse for ten years free of charge, at the end of the said period; the organization/s shall evacuate the building and hand it back to the owner free from all encumbrances.

Project Area: Al-Jaba'a village Old Core
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Kindergarten
Beneficiaries: Families and children of the village
Jobs Created: On site: 2,743 man/days -- Permanent: 2 employees
Completed: January 2007

Project Area: Al-Khader
Donor: Government of Portugal
Beneficiaries: The Municipality, the people of Al-Khader, sport club within the region and the whole of Palestine
Jobs Created: 3,250 man/days
Completed: April 2007

Project Area: Beit Sahour, Al-Marj Street
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Headquarter for Handicaps
Beneficiaries: Rafiq Al-Darb Society for Special Needs
Jobs Created: 1,166 man/days; 52% of which are from Beit Sahour
Completed: February 2009

Project Area: Bethlehem, near the segregation wall
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Youth Centre
Beneficiaries: Wi’am, Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre
Jobs Created: 3,424 man/days
Completed: November 2008

Project Area: Anatreh Quarter - Bethlehem
Donor: Cooperation Agency of Asturias and Municipality of Gijon in Spain through the Bethlehem Municipality
Beneficiaries: 550 students and teachers
Jobs Created: 3,600 man/days
Completed: August 2007

Project Area: Anatreh Quarter - Bethlehem
Donor: Government of Norway through the Ministry of Culture
New Function: Accommodations for visiting artists, writers, etc.
Beneficiaries: The Ministry of Culture
Jobs Created: 650 man/day
Completed: September 2007

Project Area: Al-Ma'sara Village, to the west of Bethlehem
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Headquarter for Al-Ma'sara Local Council and Al-Ma'sara Agricultural Society
Beneficiaries: Village local council and associations in the village
Jobs Created: 709 man/days
Completed: February 2008

Project Area: Hussan Old Core
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Kindergarten
Beneficiaries: village children and women as it will be used as kindergarten and headquarter for women's activities by the Hussan Village Council
Jobs Created: 2,243 man/days
Completed: May 2008

Project Area: Al-Khas Village, in the eastern part of Bethlehem
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Multipurpose activities and kindergarten
Beneficiaries: Al-Karma Cultural Forum will use it for its various activities and the children of the village.
Jobs Created: 1,589 man/days
Completed: May 2008

Project Area: Battir Old Core
Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
New Function: Cultural Centre
Beneficiaries: Battir Cultural Forum
Jobs Created: 3,059 man/days
Completed: October 2008

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"THE TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE THAT EXISTS FROM PREVIOUS GENERATIONS PROVIDES A LINK BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THEIR PAST"