1986 - 1992 

'Women in the power of togetherness' by Sager al Quatil, a symbol for the establishment of the Scholarship Project in 1989 and the first years of existence of the Friends of Nazareth Foundation. More memories here

1992 - 2006 

In 1997 the Foundation expanded its contacts and became acquainted with Professor Riad Agbaria, affiliated with Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and from that moment on a contact person. Through him, study support starts for the first Bedouin girls. Contacts with CEGAS are intensified and the board expanded.

After the death of Wilfried Kok in 2002, the future of the Foundation is reconsidered. In 2003 the first Contact letter in English will be published. Look here

2006 - 2011 

For years Riad has organized tutoring every Saturday in Hebrew for Palestinian children who like to go to university. Their language at home and at school is Arabic. Have a look here

2011 - 2017 

The working visit in 2013 is dominated by the first Conference of the SANA Foundation in Nazareth and the assignment to Gerdien, photographer, to take pictures for diptychs of students. More memories here

2017 - 2021 

An intensive working visit is planned for 2017. Year after year, students send us their impressions and in the meantime, SANA Foundation is developing into a well-functioning partner NGO. here more memories.

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Diashow diptyches

'Palestinian women, empower their future'

Gerdien Wolthaus Paauw



December 2021


Annual report 2021


Palestinian women

by Fatmeh Kassem


Policy Plan 2020-2022




What does the foundation do in close collaboration with SANA Foundation?


Fundraising for the scholarship project


Report about "the other Israel" via FRIENDS contactletter since 1989.