Often an idea for a mobilization will begin as something shared among a group of friends, colleagues, or neighbors. They will work on it, maybe with the support of others, informally. Sometimes that works well for the mobilization, or a local organization that already exists picks up the mobilization and supports it. But at other times, the original group or the people that have joined them decide that they should become more institutionalized, taking on a more organized form and possibly starting a formal organization, such as a business or an NGO.
In this video, Loay from Bayt Byout describes the differences between when they worked with other organizations as an informal group of friends, and when they became a formal organization.
So in the beginning it was through direct communication with individuals that were in charge of organizations that dealt with these types of exercises, so they can happen in marginalized Palestinian areas and of course, public communication also allowed people to reach us directly and go back and see the exercises that we are doing. However, after we became an organization, we needed a website where people can go to and watch videos, read articles that are available, and to see what are the things that we are doing so they can decided if these things can help them to reach to us and if the projects benefit our children, other individuals and so on.
There are many of the projects, for example at the moment there is a project we are working on with children of Bedouin regions that are located in near regions of Jerusalem. These groups are not associated with Jerusalem nor the West Bank. There are exercises over there for children for strengthening their capabilities, their hobbies and to meet new people. This is of course with organizations that have heard about us and our previous experiences within our relationships in the community and within community outreach such as through Facebook, as well as the website.
There is a direct path of communication for any organization to directly contact us, or we can as well display our abilities and our ideas that we can present that can help the community for these organizations in a direct way depending on the type of organization and what is provides.