HAFSA is a twinning organisation set up to forge a link between the people of Hanwell and the people of Sabastiya in Palestine.  Twinning brings friendship and understanding and encourages visits and grassroots educational and cultural links between the two communities. »

About Sabastiya

Sabastiya is a small Palestinian town set in a fertile valley where figs, olives, almonds, grapes and other fruits and vegetables are grown. It is a fascinating town with a long and rich history and where, to this day, ancient columns built in Roman times still stand. It has a population of a little over 3,000 people, all living under the weight of military occupation. »

What we do

HAFSA aims to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Hanwell and those of Sabastiya.

We organise visits between the two linked villages in order to broaden mutual understanding of our various respective cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities.

We also strive to raise awareness of the hardships suffered by the people of Sabastiya and frequently fundraise for various projects aimed at improving life in Sabastiya. »

Photo Gallery

Visit our photo albums to see photos of Sabastiya, its people and surrounding as well as photos of HAFSA events and projects.

You can also visit our Facebook Group for updates and photos from HAFSA members and the people of Sabastiya.