Taawon envisions the Palestinian people as citizens of an independent, free, and democratic Arab Palestine, living in dignity, prosperity and self-fulfillment, with equitable access to opportunities to realize their full potential with distinction and creativity.

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Our Mission

As a leading non-governmental Palestinian development organization, Taawon strives to make a distinguished contribution toward furthering the progress of Palestinians, preserving their heritage and identity, supporting their living culture and building civil society. It aims to achieve these goals by methodically identifying the Palestinian people’s needs and priorities and establishing the soundest mechanisms to maximize the benefits from the available funding resources. 

These core values guide everything we do and how we do it: commitment, independence, professionalism. 

Our story

Driven by a need to keep Palestine alive, in 1983 a group of Palestinians met in London to discuss how they could leverage their intellectual, technical, and financial resources to continue to support their home and those who remained there or trapped in refugee camps in neighboring countries like Lebanon. Out of this incredible meeting of minds, came the birth of Taawon, a Palestinian non-governmental organization that is registered in Geneva and is dedicated to promoting the steadfastness of Palestine and Palestinians.

Today, we are Palestine’s largest non-profit organization. We implement programs in Palestine and the refugee camps in Lebanon, lending a helping hand to more than one million Palestinian in Palestine and 100,000 refugees in Lebanon.   


Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah

I am sure that a reputable establishment such as the Taawon Association is capable of being, always, a true and genuine supporter of our culture, which has had the deepest influence in shaping our national identity. Just as I believe that this institution is committed to spreading Palestinian creativity, in its various forms, to all corners of the globe, at a time when our cause is being besieged. 

Thank you again, with much appreciation, 

Ibrahim Nasrallah.

Artist Raouf Al-Karai

I enjoyed getting to know you and the wonderful opportunity of meeting a beautiful and engaged audience. It also allowed me to renew my relationship with the Palestinian camps, which I used to visit regularly two decades ago. I wish you more advances and success ahead. 

With much appreciation, Raouf Al-Karai