Nawa for Culture and Art Association (NAWA) opens a training course entitled: “The Little Librarian” course for (16) children living at Deir Al Al-Balah Area. The course comes under ” Children’s Gate to the Future (2): Empowering Vulnerable Children through Non-Formal Education ” project, implemented at NAWA Cultural Center, and is funded by Bread for the World and MADRE Association.
The twelve -hour-course, which takes place between 06 January and 20 January 2019, aims at teaching children about Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), a proprietary library classification system approved and internally used for classifying the library collections inside NAWA libraries.
Amal Al Shorafa, the course animator and the course trained has explained that this course has come after the need of the children for such courses for they are always wondering about how books inside libraries are classified. Lotfiyya Al Buhisi, 11, said “I loved the course very much, I love classifying books, and library collections.”
It is worth mentioning that the project activities seek to empower the community of Deir Al-Balah where the creative potentials of the children are unfolded to solve the challenges within the community out of their own strengths through targeting (1500) children in three years.