About Us

Since its estab­lish­ment, the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (BDF) has been keen on achiev­ing the goals set forth by the Devel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive which aim to regen­er­ate and revi­tal­ize the Beth­le­hem Gov­er­norate and to trans­form it into a vibrant inter­na­tion­al tourist des­ti­na­tion. In May 2012, Mr. Said Khoury estab­lished BDF to imple­ment the Strate­gic Action Plan that has evolved out of this ini­tia­tive and we are now mov­ing clos­er to real­iz­ing the core vision of Mr. Khoury’s Initiative.

Efforts began with sup­port­ing the restora­tion of the Nativ­i­ty Church, the reha­bil­i­ta­tion and beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of Manger Square, ele­vat­ing Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties, effi­cient street light­ing and con­tin­ued man­age­ment of the Sol­id Waste facil­i­ty through­out the Beth­le­hem Gov­er­norate. The qual­i­ty of pub­lic life is enhanced through the intro­duc­tion of sev­er­al com­mu­ni­ty sports and children’s play­grounds through­out the munic­i­pal­i­ties of Beit Sahour, Beit Jala and Al-Doha.

BDF con­tin­ues to have strong rela­tion­ships with region­al and inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing the Arab Fund for Eco­nom­ic and Social Devel­op­ment, the Arab Mon­i­to­ry Fund, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, UNESCO, DFID, AFD, the Quar­tet, the World Bank and the Wel­fare Asso­ci­a­tion. We wel­come your sup­port and feed­back geared towards enhanc­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of the ini­tia­tive vision.