Green product project
Sustainable development to empower and develop Jerusalemism civil institutions
Hand Made by Azaria Women
The Green Product Project from the Financial Grant Program for Empowering and Developing Associations and Institutions in the Jerusalem Governorate, funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and also the administration of the welfare association and the Union of Charitable Societies in Jerusalem and the implementation of the Shorouq society for women.
WHO WE ARE
The Shorouq Charitable Society for Women is committed to bringing Palestinian women into the public sphere.
Open to all Palestinian women regardless of their religious or political beliefs, Shorouq helps women build a better future.
It does this through a range of activities designed to:
• Improve the status of women and allow them to play an active role in society
• Empower women to initiate positive change at home and within the broader Palestinian society
• Integrate women into the economy as a way to enhance their status and independent, women-owned micro and small businesses, located in Al-Azaria, Palestine.
The center conducts training courses, mentoring programs, and on-the-job instruction for Palestinian women.
A center is also a safe place for women to meet and engage in a range of general empowerment and enrichment programs in areas including education, health, and culture, among others.
Shorouq is actively building partnerships with ATS pro-Terra Sancta and Mosaic Centre throughout Palestine and abroad and is also working in conjunction with the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry for women’s affairs in Ramallah (Tawasol Center).
Thanks to the Arab fund for economic and social development, the Welfare Association, and the Union of the charitable societies in Jerusalem.
Green product inhospitable Bethany
Sustainable Tourism in Support of the Local Community
Shorouq is located in Bethany (al Azariya in Arabic), a few kilometers from Jerusalem, along the eastern slopes of the Mount of Olives Today, Bethany has nearly 20,000 inhabitants.
Bethany has an extraordinary and unique asset: the empty tomb of Lazarus, where the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus happened according to Christian tradition. The tomb has attracted the devotion of the faithful from the beginning of Christianity Since the 4th c. the place became an important center of pilgrimage and is still welcoming thousands of religious tourists.
Shorouq and its partners strongly believe that cultural heritage can be a dynamic element of historical and cultural roots that can alleviate ethnic, religious, and social tensions. Individuals who know and understand their own roots, culture, and history can better interact with others and their beliefs and practice inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue.
Thanks to the support provided by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Shorouq Women’s Association, under the promotion and management of the Union of Charitable Societies and the Welfare association, has implemented a project of locally manufactured natural healthy green product consisting of soap, cream, and organic oil, and this product, in turn, has cosmetic therapeutic properties, following the traditions of Maria’s sister Lazarus, who here in Bethany anointed Jesus with the nard oil, and this the cultural heritage for women in the Bethany.