The Saïd Foundation achieves its goals by working with partner organisations in our priority countries.  These are non-profit organisations that share the same strategic goals as the Foundation and that are selected for the strength of their leadership, expertise and for the impact they achieve with beneficiaries, and with whom the Foundation frequently establishes long term working partnerships.

Our Partners

Al Jaleel Charitable Society for Care and Community Rehabilitation

Al Jaleel Charitable Society for Care and Community Rehabilitation was established in 1991 as part of UNRWA's  Disability Programme in Jenin Refugee Camp. In 2010, the centre established itself as an independent Palestinian non-governmental organization. It offers a wide range of services and programmes including summer camps and social activities promoting inclusion, therapy programmes which focus primarily on patients with cerebral palsy and the provision of prostheses and assistive devices. Al Jaleel Society aims to promote, rehabilitate and create equal opportunities for people with disabilities, and to increase their inclusion and full participation through community based rehabilitation.

Al Jana - Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts

Al Jana was established in 1990 to promote community development by working with children and young people. The centre works with marginalised communities to build on their strengths, and by documenting and disseminating their empowering experiences to the wider community. Stemming from its work in the arts, Al Jana also produces learning and creative resources by and for children and youth. The centre coordinates with over 70 local NGOs and several schools and youth centres across the country, offering them their training and resources.

Al Khaldiyyah Association for Special Education

Al Khaldiyyah Association for Special Education is the only organisation focusing on disability needs in the Al Khaldiyyah area, a remote rural community located in the north of Jordan where the poverty rate is estimated at 40%. The Association, which was established in 1995, offers a variety of services including educational programmes and vocational training for children and young people with mental disabilities, remedial lessons, deaf education, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Al Nayzak

Al Nayzak is a non-profit non-partisan Palestinian Jerusalemite organization. Al Nayzak specializes in education, counseling and research in various fields of science, technology and engineering. Al Nayzak adopts, in its work, unique and innovative tools and methods.  It motivates the learner so he/she becomes a partner in the educational process rather than only a receiver. He/she then explores and discovers on his/her own through practical interaction.

Al Nayzak plants scientific and thinking skills in the individuals until the methodology of scientific thinking becomes a habit in their daily life. The organization uses scientific thinking methodology and tools in directing individuals because linking thinking skills to real scientific and technical knowledge is the soundest way to face challenges on the path towards excellence. Hence, the person becomes a beacon that carries the torch of advancement for his/her environment which contributes to the path of constructing for a modern society.

Asfari Foundation

The Asfari Foundation is a registered British charity funded by Mr Ayman Asfari. The Foundation’s mission is to help young people make a valuable contribution to society by empowering them through education, research and the power of free thinking.  It also encourage the development of civil society, as well as providing humanitarian relief in emergencies in its target countries.  The Foundation's projects are delivered through partnerships with local organisations.

Bani Naim Charitable Society

Bani Naim Charitable Society was established in 1965 to meet the needs of the local communities of Bani Naim and surrounding villages in Hebron district. The centre seeks to develop disabled people’s abilities to fit into the social life of their communities by offering cultural and educational activities and health services. Their range of programmes includes a rehabilitation and training centre, a kindergarten, services for the blind and computer training courses.

British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

All over the world, people want greater educational opportunities to enhance their lives and employment prospects. We live in a globalised world so our focus in education is on bringing an international dimension to education in schools, technical colleges and universities, on raising educational standards by sharing the UK's expertise, and on encouraging the best international students to study in the UK.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
 
We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.
 
We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Community Based Rehabilitation Association

The Community Based Rehabilitation Association (CBRA) provides educational and psychosocial support as well as recreational activities for people with disabilities in Naher El Bared and Beddawi refugee camps near Tripoli. CBRA’s strategy is to transfer its experience and rehabilitation techniques to both beneficiaries and their family members, while involving both parties in the organisation’s planning and evaluation processes.

Since 1991, CBRA has been the main service provider in the disability sector to Palestinian refugees in north Lebanon, particularly in and around the camps of Bared and Beddawi. In 2009, CBRA received a Good Practice Award from the Disability Monitor Initiative – Middle East.  

Community Centres Association

The Community Centres Association (CCA) was established in 1979 and works in the sectors of health, education, disability, training, counselling, advocacy, empowerment of women, children and youth and awareness raising. It has extensive work experience in education with poor and rural communities in addition to refugees from various countries such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt.

Over the years the CCA has implemented several educational projects across the country, particularly in Shallalah and Amman.They have succeeded in re-integrating thousands of children back into school. 

Development for People and Nature Association

Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) is a Lebanese NGO promoting sustainable development and positive change. Its objectives include active citizenship, empowerment, peace education, environmental protection and economic development.

During and after the 2006 conflict, DPNA was able to meet the needs of the effected (directly and indirectly) citizens through a 3 million dollar Relief and Emergency Program, that included distributing aid, rehabilitating municipalities/clubs/NGOs/schools, psychosocial activities for children/adolescents/youth, and community development (women cooperatives, public gardens, etc.). This experience resulted in a strong relationship with the communities in Southern Lebanon.

East Jerusalem YMCA

The East Jerusalem YMCA is a vibrant and integral part of the Palestinian social movement. As a member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, the EJ-YMCA is committed to a unique vision of community based on the universal values of human dignity, peace, and justice. Through diverse programmes and activities with a focus on holistic youth development, the YMCA aims to work toward the building of a viable Palestinian state based on equality and social justice for all.

The East Jerusalem YMCA was established in 1949 in a tent in Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp near Jericho . The EJ-YMCA works with all sectors of Palestinian society without discrimination. Today, the East Jerusalem YMCA operates a variety of diversified programmes and activities that are consistent with its vision of Holistic Youth Development and related directly to the needs of Palestinian society. 

Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation

The Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) is a Lebanese NGO founded in 1974. The Foundation runs kindergartens and habilitation centres in the Palestinian refugee camps and deprived areas in Lebanon. GKCF's outreach program for disabled children, children's libraries, art centres and clubs benefit hundreds of children.

Established in 1986 as a pilot project, the Habilitation Preschool of Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation is a centre that provides special education and habilitation for children with multiple disabilities and learning difficulties. Its main objective is to prepare the children and their families for future integration and mainstreaming in society. It accepts children from early infancy and starts the training and habilitation process according to their, and their families’, needs. The preschool is situated in Mar Elias Palestinian Camp in Beirut. Its services cover Beirut and the near suburbs and in some projects extends to all areas of Lebanon (covering all different camps and Palestinian gatherings).

Ghiath Matar School

Ghiath Matar School for Syrians, Urfa, Turkey, was established in October 2013 by Mrs Kenda Al Rawi to help Syrian children from poor families between grades 7-11 with free of charge schooling. The school runs 6 days per week and it offers sports, music and social activities in addition to the approved SNC curriculum.  

Hand in Hand for Syria

Since the eruption of violence in March 2011, Hand in Hand for Syria has been at the forefront of international humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Working with our teams on the ground, we have delivered food, clothes, shelter, ambulances, educational resources, and medical treatment to thousands of people across Syria. The conflict in Syria is rapidly developing into the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen this century. Whilst the world continues to look for a solution,  we are committed to doing everything we can to ease some of  the suffering, and be a voice for the people affected.
 

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf

Opened in 1964, the Holy Land Institute is a large school and resource centre for deaf, hearing impaired and deaf-blind children and adults.The institute is located in Salt, 30 km from Amman. The school provides kindergarten, primary and secondary school education as well as vocational training (sewing and weaving, carpentry, mechanics, metalwork, computer skills and earmould manufacture).
 
The audiology department provides hearing aid diagnostics and fitting, production of earmoulds and hearing aid repair. Furthermore, cross-disability health care is provided in the framework of an outreach programme serving village centres along with other specialist institutions. Training courses are provided in deaf education, sign language interpreting and other subjects. Focus is on training deaf people. Further courses in teacher training and technician-level training programmes for deaf education and related subjects are conducted for Jordan and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

 

Hope Flowers School

Hope Flowers School teaches non-violence, citizenship, social and community skills to children aged 5-14. It works with trauma-recovery and special needs education in Bethlehem, Palestine. Founded in 1984, now arguably a world leader in its field, Hope Flowers' accumulated experience helps de-escalate violence, polarisation and extremism. The school promotes quality education, self-improvement, intercommunal and intercultural understanding.

The school represents an innovative, all-round and joined-up approach to reviving a society experiencing adversity. Hope Flowers now trains teachers and community leaders, sharing its experience throughout Palestine and gradually extending its outreach to other countries. It is supported by groups and individuals worldwide with a range of backgrounds and persuasions, all sharing its philosophy.

Houla Cultural Centre

Houla Cultural Centre was founded in 2004 in Houla, South Lebanon, through the generous support of local residents and partner organisations. The Centre was created in recognition of the need for a non-partisan and free space for children to engage in cultural, educational and social activities. It offers computer training, English language classes, remedial lessons, awareness workshops and sports and drama activities.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Islamic Relief UK

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender. Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values, we envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others. Exemplifying our Islamic values, we will mobilise resources, build partnerships, and develop local capacity.

Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled

The Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (LCR-CBR) was established in 1994 in collaboration with UNRWA in the Palestinian refugee camp of Talbieh, near Amman. The Centre comprises six units: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Visual impairment, Pre-School Audiology Rehabilitation, Learning Difficulties and Vocational Training. It is the only centre for special needs located within the camp and its services reach the entire governorate of Madaba. Schooling to children aged 3-15 with hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, and mental and physical disabilities is provided with the ultimate goal of including children in mainstream schools.  In addition, the Centre offers outreach rehabilitation services through home visits. 

The Centre is run by the local community with financial and technical support from UNRWA.

Marist Brothers

In 2012 the Marist Brothers established the War Wounded Civilians programme in a medical facility in Aleppo, they provide treatment to civilians with injuries sustained in the conflict in Syria and who do not have the means to seek treatment in private hospitals. The doctors and surgeons offer their services for free, the team includes one thoracic surgeon, one neuro-surgeon, two orthopaedic surgeons, three general surgeons, one plastic surgeon, one ENT, one urology surgeon, one cardio-vascular surgeon plus five internists and three anaesthesiologists.

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Medical Aid for Palestinians works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. Over the past 30 years, MAP has maintained a significant presence working in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territory, responding to the conflict and the needs arising from prolonged Israeli occupation and life-long displacement in refugee camps.

MAP has a strong track record of active engagement and provision of quality services. The emphasis on partnership throughout MAP's programmes has enabled a balanced and flexible approach, with a strong connection between emergency work and long-term health development. MAP has the capacity to respond quickly and professionally to humanitarian crises and works closely with trusted and experienced local partners to provide access to essential health and nutrition services and to improve management, co-ordination and delivery.

Mousawat

Mousawat was formed in 2008 when Norwegian People’s Aid decided to transfer the running of their disability programme (established in 1983) to a local Lebanese organisation, as part of their regional capacity building goals.  The Director of NPA’s disability programme for twenty years formed Mousawat and now runs its rehabilitation programmes throughout Lebanon, while promoting the rights of people with disabilities.

Naba'a - Developmental Action without Borders

Naba'a is an apolitical, non-profit Lebanese organization that works with Palestinian and Lebanese communities. The centre aims to create an environment in which children and young people can live in harmony, regardless of their religion, sex and nationality. Naba'a works to empower local communities and to enable their members to uphold their rights and to build a better future for themselves.

Naba’a’s vision is a society built on the respect of human rights and one in which individuals are able to take control of the decisions affecting their lives and to address their collective needs.

Najda Now

The Syrian Humanitarian Relief and Development Institute Najda-Now was established to support the Syrian society in this overwhelming crisis it is facing from the developmental, health, and humanitarian aspects, so that it can come out of this crisis and start building a modern democratic civil state. 

Palestinian Happy Child Centre

The Palestinian Happy Child Centre (PHCC) provides children with state-of-the-art care and free of charge services for their educational, health, developmental and psychological needs.  Among the Centre’s main activities are:

• Detection of disability, medical treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and special education;
• Training workshops for mothers;
• Mothers’ support group meetings and psychological support;
• Awareness-raising workshops on disability issues for caregivers, schoolteachers and school counsellors.

In 2008 the Director of PHCC, Dr Jumana Odeh, was selected as honoree of the World of Children's Health Awards or “Children’s Nobel Prize” thus becoming the first Arab to receive this distinguished award.

Popular Aid for Relief and Development

The Popular Aid for Relief & Development (PARD) is an independent grassroots organization working on environmental health, medical services, raising awareness and empowerment among the Palestinian and Lebanese communities. PARD is currently working on local community empowerment, gender equality, human rights, local governance, reproductive health, environment, and children education.

PARD believes that in addition to providing relief and support to the Palestinian refugees at times of disaster, there is a great need to provide environmental, health and social services to the marginalized and vulnerable groups in the Palestinian camps and gatherings in Lebanon at times of stability as well. These services are extremely crucial to the refugees’ wellbeing and substantially contribute to building their resilience and ability to participate meaningfully in their communities.

Social Rehabilitation Association

Social Rehabilitation Association was established in 1992 by UNRWA and currently operates as an independent organisation in Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah. The centre addresses the rehabilitation needs of children with disabilities, supports their families and raises awareness about disability in the community. Services provided include special education programmes for children with mental and physical disabilities and speech and learning disability programmes. The centre is equipped with a library and provides computer training for local youth.  

Social Rehabilitation Association receives financial and technical support from UNRWA.

South Society for Special Education

The South Society for Special Education (SSSE) was established in 1986 to provide services for Ma’an and its surrounding villages, where the level of assistance to people with disabilities is almost non-existent. The centre mainly provides education and assistance for children with hearing impairment and/or multiple disabilities, as well as their families. Services provided include a school for deaf children, a physiotherapy programme, an audiology unit, a mobile clinic and an outreach programme.

Spafford Children's Centre

The Spafford Children’s Centre provides healthcare for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The centre is a charitable institution founded nearly 100 years ago by an American, Bertha Spafford Vester, and is still supported today by her descendants. Based on humanitarian values, the centre gives help to those in need regardless of race, religion or cultural background. The centre aims for a holistic approach to child health through the provision of medical and preventative care, as well as psychological, social and educational support. In addition it provides speech and play therapy as well as a variety of cultural, sporting and artistic activities that will advance the general education and skills of children and young people to help further their quality of life and career options.

Syria Relief

Syria Relief started the hard work in September 2011 with the aim of providing aid on the grounds and to make this charity a beacon in the field of humanitarian aid. Syria Relief is a non-political, non-denominational, non-governmental organisation established to coordinate charitable activities in UK and to provide support and humanitarian aid to Syrian families and individuals affected by the conflict in and around Syria, irrespective of religion, affiliation or political persuasion.

Syria Relief is working closely with other reputable international charitable organizations to ensure maximum efficiency and to avoid duplication whilst delivering aid to areas that most are unable to reach.

As well as offering emergency provisions, Syria Relief has already started rebuilding livelihood programmes to enable communities become self-sustainable and self-sufficient again. Syria Relief is specialist in implementing projects on the ground, its solid network of 900 plus committed employed staff on the ground inside Syria are striving to deliver aid and implement rebuilding programmes in rural and hard to reach areas.

Syria Relief & Development

Syria Relief and Development (SRD) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in November 2011 to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians and Syrian refugees affected by violence, hunger, poverty, injury and displacement. The volatile situation in Syria has created a dire need for food, shelter and medical supplies. SRD is working to address these needs through its established programs within Syria and in surrounding regions. SRD is based in the US with offices in Amman, Jordan. Their mission is to provide crisis humanitarian relief and plant the seeds of sustainable development for the people of Syria.

Teacher Creativity Centre

Teacher Creativity Centre (TCC) is a non-profit organisation established in 1995 by five teachers working in government, UNRWA and private schools in Palestine. Common problems found in schools, especially the relationship between students and teachers, prompted the need to establish a centre that seeks to empower teachers and students and create a holistic educational environment.

The centre's vision is to create quality education with the aim of cultivating creative generations who can contribute to the construction of a democratic Palestinian civil society committed to human rights and the rule of law. TCC works to enable stakeholders in the teaching-learning process to achieve safe, stimulating, democratic school environments.

 

The Prince's Charities

For more than 35 years The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it. From the early days of The Prince’s Trust in the mid-1970s his charitable interests have grown to the point where his charities represent, as a group, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK. The charities are active in a broad range of areas, including the Built Environment, Responsible Business and Enterprise, and Young people and Education. In addition, The Prince’s Charities reflect HRH’s long-standing concerns relating to global sustainability. Such is the scale of work that in recent years His Royal Highness has assisted, directly or indirectly, with raising more than £100 million each year to support his charitable activities.

United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

Wehdat-CBR

The CBR Centre in Wehdat camp was established in 1996 through the cooperation of UNRWA and the local community. Wehdat-CBR offers rehabilitation services free of charge, serving those residing within and outside the camp. Its services include:

  • physiotherapy;
  • occupational therapy;
  • speech therapy;
  • specialised programmes for  individuals with varying disabilities (mental disability, learning difficulty, autism, and hearing and visual impairment);
  • vocational training for adults.

Over 250 children benefit from the centre’s services while parents receive regular support from the staff of Wehdat-CBR. An outreach programme is also offered for those families who cannot reach the Centre. The Centre conducts awareness raising workshops on disability issues for both the parents and members of the community.

Women's Humanitarian Organisation

The Women's Humanitarian Organisation (WHO) promotes literacy and inclusive education in Bourj el Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, and offers an after-school tutoring programme and educational, art and sporting activities for marginalised children, including children with disabilities. 

WHO's mission is to empower women by providing vocational training and a child day care centre; to promote literacy and boost the confidence of children and youth through educational, art and sporting activities; to reduce health problems for the elderly by providing domestic, nursing, health education and rehabilitation programmes; and to provide a better life for people with disabilities by integrating them into society.