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About the Foundation
The A. M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) is an independent, not-for-profit developmental organisation working in the fields of culture and education, with a particular focus on children, teachers and young artists.
Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan
Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan, was born in Jaffa in 1929, and began his studies at the Ayyubid School there; he then joined Anahda College in Jerusalem, headed by Palestine’s leading educator, Khalil Sakakini. In 1951, he graduated from the American University in Beirut with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Our Team
The Board of Trustees is the highest governing body of the A. M. Qattan Foundation. It has ultimate responsibility for setting the overall policies and strategies, overseeing programmes and activities, monitoring and evaluating the legal and financial position of the Foundation, as well as providing the resources for its sustainability and advancement.
Strategic Plan
In early 2014, the Foundation’s entire staff, as well as two of our trustees, met in the occupied city of Jericho to develop a five-year strategic plan for the years 2014-18, with most Gaza colleagues joining in via videoconference. Over three days, the complex task of organising a meaningful discussion between ninety-five ambitious, highly intelligent and imaginative individuals, endowed with a tireless energy for debate, was not always easy. Indeed, discussions were occasionally heated and tense, even acrimonious! Yet I am certain that we all came out with a clearer sense of our limits and capabilities and were better able to produce a lucid, realistic but ambitious plan and prepare the solid, fertile ground upon which to implement it.
Board Governance Manual, Human Resource Policy, Financial Policy, Resource Development Policy, Risk Management Policy
The Foundation is currently establishing a new building in Ramallah to house its administrative and programmatic operations, and to serve as a multi-facetted cultural venue. The new building has a total area of 7,730m² and is the first building registered with the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council.