Nawa for Culture and Art Association (NAWA) opens a training course for (15) 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 ten-hour-course, which takes place between 06 January and 20 January 2019, aimed at teaching children how to design paper paints from colorful papers using the textures and papers.
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.
Salem Awad, a senior animator and art trainer, stated that visual arts and using the papers specifically help the children in using their hands in creating useful products .
In addition, the children expressed their happiness about their enrollment in this course. For example, Yosuf Al Azayza, 8, said, “I started to design simple houses and shapes from papers.”
The “Paper Textile” course comes as a part of the “Winter Season Activities 2019”, which is entitled “I am a Human”, named 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 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.