1. The Forum increased its membership to400 students, due to our convenient location, new activities, and good reputation among students.
2. The Forum offered several new activities and services, including drama classes and a book sale.
3. The Forum began working with the Network of Grassroots Organizations, a new coalition of more than 53 non-governmental organizations across Palestine, established in cooperation with the Palestine Center for Peace and Democracy Issues. The Students' Forum was elected by the other organizations to be Secretary of the Bethlehem area. This network will play an important role in developing organizations' leadership and management abilities, communicating with donors, and supporting the principles of human rights and democracy. We are involved with many activities in the network, and we participated in the founding convention on the first of June.
4. We received a grant from Norwegian People's Aid to help promote youth and student leadership. These funds will be vital to our goal of building a student network for six month
5. In mid-June, the Forum convened a General Assembly and elected a seven-member Board of Directors. The members are Khalid Younis, Kawther Fathi, Nader Zual, Riyad Faraj, Ala' Lahlouh, Ola Qasis, and Nuha Abbed. This was the Forum's first general election. Six of seven Board members are youth, and three of them are university students.
6. We received a grant from DED office (German house for development cooperation) to do lobbing youth project for three month.