“The excelling work of Jerusalemite civil society organizations is always a source of pride and encouragement; Jerusalemite civic actors play a vital rile in preserving the City’s distinct cultural character. We launched this award and named it after my late father, a proud Jerusalemite himself, in an effort to encourage and support Jerusalem’s invaluable civic actors.”
The holy city of Jerusalem is at the center of the Palestinian struggle. It encapsulates Palestine’s culture and history; or in other words, Palestine’s indigenous identity. It is for this reason that it is continuously targeted by the occupation. Its economy, culture, and architecture are simultaneously targeted through mobility restrictions, confiscation, and destruction.
The Kaloti Award is dedicated to empowering excelling NGOs that are based out of Jerusalem, and especially those that focus on strengthening Jerusalem’s social fabric and rich cultural identity. The award is made possible by the generous contribution of Mr. Munir Al Kaloti.