About Us

AEI supports Palestinian youth, women and educators in building community and voicing their cultural identity and human rights.


Working with youth, women and educators, AEI-Open Windows is engaged in the field of community education in order to contribute to the general causes of participation in public life and in peace and justice; the building of a free, democratic and culturally pluralistic Palestine, and the sharing and communication of the daily life reality of Palestine with broader audiences.

The Wall Can Not Stop Our Stories!


  1. Activating youth and developing youth leadership skills
  2. Raising awareness about values, culture and identity
  3. Training in effectively communicating Palestinian reality
  4. Developing the capacity, sustainability and outreach of the organization


AEI is member of the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi:


AEI is member of UNOY Peacebuilders:


“Pax Christi Stuttgart and Aachen support AEI by sending volunteers


The “Friends of Young Bethlehem” in the Netherlands support AEI’s youth/school work:


The “Ecumenical Women’s Working Group Twente – Bethlehem” is the Dutch contact institution for the Sumud Story House: