Nawa for Culture and Arts Association Releases its Calendar for Summer Activities (2017)
Nawa for Culture and Arts Association (NAWA) releases its calendar for summer activities (2017) entitled: “Kherna fi Deerna.” The activities will take place at NAWA’s different facilities in Deir Al Balah Area including: NAWA’s main office, Al-Khidr Library for Children, and Al-Bayyara and Al-Hakoora Playgrounds.
The activities aim at increasing the children’s access to cultural and artistic activities, and developing their imaginations as well as social and cognitive skills. They also aim at promoting their values and community-based morals especially during the holy month of Ramadan. There will be two main rounds of activities. The first round of the summer activities lasts from June 3rd till June 21st, while the second round will continue from July 1st till August 16th.
During the first round, NAWA’s main office will host the “Sanabel” activities for children under (6) years. The children will have the space to participate in the movement, artistic, and storytelling activities. Furthermore, NAWA will conduct “My Toy Out of My Story” and “Arts Carts” activities where children (7-9 years old) can learn how to create their favorite stories’ characters through reusing the available waste materials. “Alphabets from Wools I” and “Numbers from Wools” are two courses that will be held particularly for children (10-12 years old). They will allow the children to weave alphabets and numbers in different shapes from wools. Concerning children aging between (13-15 years old), “Weave My Tale” and “Alphabets from Wools” courses are going to demonstrate their skills in Arabic and English writing through using the wools. In the second round, the activities aim at developing the children’s skills in arts and writing in an innovative learning environment. Under six children can join the distinctive “Folklore” traditional dances where they can unleash their energy and widen their respect to the Palestinian heritage. However, children between (7-9 years old), can join the following courses: “Ceramics,” “Wool and Cartoon,” “Theatre Days,” and “Chorus I.” In regards to children between (10-12 years old), NAWA designed for them the following courses: “Rotoosh I,” “Dabkah,” “Graphic Designing,” and “Chorus.” Matching the needs of the children aging between (13-15 years old), NAWA will conduct the following activities: “Rotoosh II,” “Creative Writing,” and “Arabic Caligraphy.”
In addition, Al Khidr Library for Children will be conducting (4) activities entitled: “My Story,” “Ones & Tens,” “Cloth & Thread,” and “Creating Guiding Signs.” Such activities will promote the children’s understanding towards preserving the environment. In the meantime, Al Khidr Library for Children sets different activities that suit the children’s different needs and various interests. Firstly, under six children can join “Making my Toy I” course while children between (7-9 years old) can enroll in any of the following course: “The Planets Secrets” and “Creating My Own Planet.” Such activities will develop the children’s sense of belonging towards our planet as well as environment. Furthermore, “Our Home is Our Country” and “My Home Country’s Map” are two activities that will be held specifically for children between (10-12 years old) while children between (13-15 years old) can join “Making my Toy II.”
Meanwhile, Al-Bayyara and Al-Hakoora playgrounds will have its own activities such as: “Numbers & Alphabets,” “Creating Cuneiform Plates,” “Holding Ramdan’s Nights,” and “Narrating Prophets Tales.” The activities’ purpose is to reflect the positive environmental concepts in regards to preserving the environment and keeping it clean. During the second round, both playgrounds will be holding (8) traditional weeks where children will celebrate and enjoy the Palestinian heritage and culture. In addition, (7) open days will be held at both playgrounds every Thursday which includes theatre and clownery performances.
Moreover, NAWA will implement open days, educational, and recreational events. NAWA will also accompany the children to educational and recreational trips that aim at entertaining the children. Likewise, they will be escorted into visits to the archeological sites.
NAWA also has special parents’ clubs that will be held on weekly basis every Monday. The main goal is strengthening the relationship between the children and parents besides broadening their knowledge about children growth and development. Such meetings will be held at all NAWA’s facilities.
At the end, NAWA wishes that such activities will be bring the happiness and joy to the children of Deir Al Balah area as well as their parents.
You can learn more about the activities in the following link:https://www.facebook.com/Nawa.association/