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.