Nawa for Culture and Arts Association (NAWA) opened today a training course entitled “House of Theater and Tales” for(20) children living in Deir 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 funded by Bread for the World.
The ten hour course, which will take place between 06 January and 20 January 2019, aims at teaching children role playing and acting on stage. The course looks forwards to training the children how to perform a theatrical work of the story “Black Ear and Blonde Ear.”
“The drama stimulates children’s creativity, develops a spirit of cooperation, and fosters their self-confidence, and a sense of security, belonging to society and hope for the future,” said Amal Al-Shorfa, a senior animator and Drama trainer at Nawa for Culture and Arts Association.
In addition, the children expressed their happiness about the activities of the winter season 2019 activities. For example, Alia Youssef, 10, said she was eager to end the exams so that she could join drama and acting courses.
The “House of Theater and Tales” comes as a part of the “Winter Season Activities 2019”, which is entitled “I am a Human”, after the first book in human rights for the children in Arabic. As well, all the activities of this calendar came to promote human rights in general and children’s rights in particular.
The project seeks 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. The project includes several activities, including cultural activities such as storytelling, free reading, art activities and activities, recreational activities, and capacity building activities for parents and educators to enable them to respond to the needs of the children.