Environment, Heritage, Education, ArtsWho We Are
Who We AreAcacia Foundation is a Yemeni Non-Profit Organization (NPO) that mainly focuses on preservation of local Yemeni heritage, environment, promotion of arts, cultural awareness and education amongst young youth.
Environment, Heritage, Arts & EducationAt Acacia Foundation, with full transparency, accountability and professional expertise, we recognize the importance and significance of preservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In a country with a long and diverse history such as Yemen, national heritage plays a significant role in the future development of the Yemeni society. "We believe that poverty and illiteracy are the worst issues that face our society, therefore we are focused and determined to fight them in their various forms by helping individuals achieve their dreams through educational scholarships" Stated Mr. Haitham Alaini at the inauguration of the Acacia Foundation. Acacia Foundation grants scholarships in the medical and educational fields through a selective process that encompasses the current trends and needs of our society. Acacia Foundation also advises farmers with agricultural and farming development strategies like herding, goat cheese manufacturing techniques thus helping farming families diversify, increase production and advise on the correct way in utilizing existing water resources in a sustainable way.
Recent Works, Construction and Renovation
Located in the middle of Nehm Mountains, this mosque was built using organic materials such as volcanic stones, earth gypsum, wood ghadad, basalt, local mud mortar and traditional local plastering. The concept was to build a small mosque that is pure and intact using only local traditional stone techniques to end up with an environmentally friendly creation that highlights the Yemeni culture and heritage.
Albhar Quarter Old Sana'a
An old palace from the 16th century, restored with traditional techniques and materials. Furnished with 21 contemporary design furniture from top world wide designers and locally designed lamps and furniture. This beautiful piece of cultural art was a result of a team of experts headed by Mr. Marco Livadiotti and is considered today the best example of restoration in the old city of Sana’a.
Renovation and cosmetic intervention. Period 2011-2012. A complex of modern building built in the late 80's in the Hadda quarter in Sana'a diplomatic area.