Burj Al-Luqluq Social Center Society was established in the year 1991 and has been servicing the Jerusalem community within the Old City Walls for almost 21 years. It is named after governor Luqluq from the Mamluk period and is built on almost 9 acres of land owned by two Palestinian families. In 1989, this area was threatened by Israeli presence with the desire to build a new settlement on the site. The inhabitants of the Old City were determined not to allow this to occur. This was the only piece of open space inside the Old City which was safe for their children to play and for adults to enjoy the outdoors. They formed a committee which right away declared the area a sports and social club upon which activities were started right away. Therefore, our Center has remained an integral part of society in the neighborhood called Bab Hutta. The Center is registered both with the Jerusalem municipality and the Union of Charitable Organizations in Jerusalem.
We aspire to have a positive impact on the economical, cultural and social level for the local community.
- To create a safe and healthy play environment for the children and youth of the Old City.
- To provide a breathing space for adults from the small and crowded housing units they live in.
- To develop educational, cultural, psychological, health, sport and entertainment programs for the youth and adults of the Old City.
- To protect the land from any kind of future settlement or confiscation and to ensure it remains open and accessible to Old City residents.
Burj Al-luqluq Social Center Society Strategic orientation
We are a non-profitable developmental association which works to improve psycho-social reality and intellectual development of children and youth in the old town of the Old City.
Youth and children characterized by positive behavior and deep affiliation who believe in the intellectual and cultural heritage of their community and contribute to its leadership.
- Values and Principles:
Strive to achieve its vision and objectives. The assembly is committed to work on devoting a set of basic principles and values in all of its institutional, structural and organizational working systems. Summarized as follow:
- Participation and partnership
- Heritage and national struggle
- Human rights
Goals and Strategies
- Develop the positive behavior of youth and children in the community.
- Improve living conditions for people with mental disabilities.
- Ensure the provision of services on an ongoing basis and good quality.