Nawa for Culture and Arts Association (NAWA) has launched a group of cultural, artistic, recreational courses and activities for the children, youths, their parents as well as the children under six year old. This new activities calendar bear the name of “I am a Human” where the name has come from the first Arabic book of children in the human rights. The winter season activities for 2019 come to promote human rights in general and children’s rights in particular, and to enhance the human rights based approach which is one of NAWA strategic cross-cutting issues .
In addition, the activities aim at widening the children the children’s cultural, cognitive and intellectual horizons, entertaining them, and investing their winter vacations in a useful and enjoyable ways. Among the most important courses and cultural activities carried out at NAWA Cultural Center: the “House of Theater and Tales”, the “Little Librarian”, while the artistic activities and courses include: “Watercolors”, “3 Colors”, and “Texture” courses.
In regards Al Khidr Library for Children, it carried out the following cultural courses: “Information Literacy and Information Science” and “Book Club” while NAWA Playgrounds implements the following course “Environmental Flashes” which aim at raising the children awareness on various environmental topics.
In addition to the above, NAWA Gallery carries out a number of scientific courses and activities in which children discover some of the scientific topics through experimentation and application. These courses include: “Look and Explore” and “Let’s Try.” The winter season activities lasted for two weeks in the period between 06 January 2019 and 20 January 2019.
NAWA six centers witnessed notable response in the courses and activities in the winter season activities. Dana Al Ashaal, 9, said, “I registered my child in ” House of Theater and Tales” at NAWA Cultural Center. She has selected this activity herself, and I feel reassured to participate in the activities of NAWA which develops her skills and helps me to discover their interests.
“I like the drama sessions that take place at the NAWA Center because they made me love acting and playing roles,” said 10-year-old Alia Yusuf. Aya Khalaf, 12, said, “I have been eagerly awaiting the start of the winter activities to participate in the activities of the Children’s Library, where I have heard about them through my classmates and friends at school.”
The winter season activities are carried out in the following centers: NAWA Cultural Center, Al Khidr Library for Children, NAWA Playgrounds, NAWA Gallery, and the Evry Play Library in cooperation with Bread for the World Foundation, Drosos Foundation, the General French Consulate in Jerusalem and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Evry Palestine Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Winter activities and activities contribute at NAWA strategic which aimed at empowering the community of Deir Al Balah to increase their access to knowledge and information.