The Social Development Committee

Established in 1982, SDC is a developmental organization that focuses on strengthening and empowering the Arab community in Haifa.

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SDC celebrates annual Arab Teachers Day

The staff of the SDC has been honouring the Arab teacher in Haifa since 2011 by organising events in recognition of educators’ contribution and dedication. On Wednesday Nov. 30th 2022, SDC staff visited the Arab schools in Haifa and distributed a plaque quoting Ali Bin Abi Talib, ‘Educate your children for the future, for they are not meant to live your times.’

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The Social Development Committee Celebrates its 40th Jubilee

Under the title “We Are All For Haifa,” hundreds gathered to celebrate the ruby jubilee for the Social Development Committee of Haifa (SDC). The event which took place on September 20, 2022, had brought together Knesset members, Mayor of Haifa, partner organizations, social leaders and activists, educators as well as many friends and people who participated in SDC’s projects and activities.

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About us

Established in 1982, SDC is a developmental organization that focuses on strengthening and empowering Arab community in Haifa.

Theory of Change

SDC’s theory of change is motivated by our convictions and our extended experience of over 38 years working with the Arab society in Haifa. We believe that proper investment in organizing communities around issues of their interest, enhancing awareness of their role in social responsibility, and strengthening their capacities, leads to community groups that are aware, capable, and engaged in social change processes to improve the quality of their life.

Our mission

We strive towards developing an Arab community that is aware, capable, and engaged in change processes to improve quality of life.

Our vision

Arab community that is aware, engaged, and capable to change its reality.

Our guiding principles

  • Get everyone involved & encourage cooperation
  • Inspire innovation
  • Facilitate learning
  • Encourage leadership
  • Build on strengths
  • Acknowledge possible challenges 
  • Build lasting relationships
  • Celebrate success
  • Transparency

Our organizational values

  • Innovation and transformation
  • Humans’ intrinsic virtue
  • Equality
  • Respect of diversity
  • Solidarity

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