Dar Al-Kalima Academy
The Dar al-Kalima
Academy is an institution of higher education in Palestine whose
mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities to
students from the different sectors of the Palestinian society. The
Dar al-Kalima Academy is concerned with spreading values of democracy,
free expression and critical thinking so as to create a civil society
in Palestine that is aware and free. The Dar al-Kalima Academy seeks
to offer training in the following fields
Arts & Crafts
Mission of the Dar
Create an educational institution in the Bethlehem region that is
concerned with the studentís intellectual development in terms of
creative thinking and technical abilities, through offering a
curriculum that is designed for the 21st century.
Meet the economic, cultural, social, and educational needs of the
Contribute to the enrichment of the intellectual and cultural life
in Palestine through providing the young people with necessary
training as well as academic and vocational skills.
Provide alternative educational opportunities to what already exists
at institutions of higher learning in Palestine. Hence, new job
opportunities for Palestinian students will be created
Provide a comprehensive and broad curriculum that depends on the
creative skills of the students.
Encourage human productivity and creative skills to enable people to
shape their future through their work.
Create a forum where young Palestinian men and women have the
opportunity to study with people from other religious and cultural
backgrounds. This shall promote the ideals of pluralism, mainly
tolerance and respect for the thinking and beliefs of others.
Create an infrastructure necessary for the rejuvenation of the
cultural life in Palestine and the reshaping of the Palestinian
cultural identity that suffered at the hands of the Israeli
Provide young Palestinian men and women with vocational training
that meets international standards in fields such as tourism, media,
music, communications, cultural management, as well as arts and
Conserve and revive traditional Palestinian handicrafts that are
slowly dying out, as well as evolving the handicraft industry to
meet the international standards.
Encourage active communications and the establishment of a network
between educators, theologians, journalists, musicians, artists from
Palestine and the rest of the world.