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Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project

The Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project fosters relationships through cultural, educational and professional exchanges, inspiring lifelong friendships that promote understanding and peace through person-to-person “citizen diplomacy.” 

Some ongoing projects that endeavor to connect residents of both cities are: 

  • Early Readers Program — Supporting publishing of Palestinian children’s stories

  • Student to Student Pen Pal — engaging classes of students to get to know each other through pairing with same-aged students in each city

  • Yoga Teacher Training — training yoga teachers in Nablus

  • Exchanges — hosting visitors from Nablus and bringing delegations to Nablus to build professional and personal relationships and areas of collaboration and partnership

  • Volunteering — supporting students and other Boulderites to offer community service in Nablus

  • And more, there is much discussion of additional projects and we welcome your involvement and input, please join us!

Nablus Information

Nablus (sometimes called Nābulus) is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, approximately 63 kilometers (39 mi) north of Jerusalem, with a population of 134,000. Located in a strategic position between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center.

There are a number of historic monuments in the old city including the Khan al-Tujjar and the al-Manara Clock Tower built in 1906. Nablus is a commercial trade center dealing in traditional industries such as the production of soap, olive oil, and handicrafts. Other industries include furniture production, tile production, stone quarrying, textile manufacturing and leather tanning. The city is also a regional trading center for live produce. Most of these industries are centered in the old city.

Contact Information

Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project
Essrea Cherin, Board Chair
4500 19th Street
Boulder, CO 80304

[email protected]