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08 Nov
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Photography Course

Within the Psychological Support  Through Photography program, NAWA in cooperation with Pressure Cooker Arts is organizing a “Photography Course” for children (10-16) in Deir Al-Balah. Children will learn about photography techniques and theories, autobiographical storytelling and making storyboards.
The training course will continue during the summer months and the exact dates of the training will be announced later.
Registration starts from July 9th-7th, 2016 in NAWA on a first-come first-served basis.

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04 Aug
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The Final event of “We Love Reading” Project

The final event  of  the “We Love Reading” project  took place on a beautiful evening at Al-Bayyara garden on July 21st., 2016.
The children, who had spent many hours in rehearsals, performed several shows for their parents and visitors from Al-Bayyara neighborhood.  More than 400 people,  children and families, attended the performance.
The final event included a lyrical show entitled “Moon, Please Wash Your Face” which was performed by children under 6 years old, followed by a performance of a popular story called (Hdidon and Ogress) out to song,  a lyrical performance of a group of traditional folk songs  and finally the children performed a shadow light theater of  The Pear Girl .
At the end of the final event, the children presented a range of handicraft gifts to the attendees in order to spread the message of the project which is to encourage the habit of reading in society to the largest possible number of people.

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16 Jul
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Opening Ceremony of Al-Bayyara Park in Al-Zawayda and Deir Al-Balah

Nawa for Culture and Arts Association  opened the recreational park “Al-Bayyara” on Thursday 14th of July, 2016 in Al-Zawayda and Deir Al-Balah.
“Al-Bayyara” project is one of the most important national projects funded by the Welfare Association together with a group of supporters, including Bank of Palestine, WAY and Mona & Bassem Hishmeh, seeking to build recreational and educational facilities for children and families  in various areas of Palestine in governorates, villages and the countryside, including Gaza Strip and West Bank.
The opening ceremony included speeches by NAWA’s Executive Director, Ms. Reem Abu Jaber, Mr. Fadi Hindi of the Welfare Association and Mr. Badr Zimmu of the Bank of Palestine.
The opening ceremony also included rich and varied displays of Palestinian heritage such as Palestinian embroidery, recycled palm fronds, baking of  local unleavened bread, in addition to a number of fine artists who showcased their skills and talents.
The children of Al-Zawayda and Deir Al-Balah welcomed the guests in their own way by performing a wonderful singing chorus of Palestinian traditional folk songs.
“Al- Bayyara” garden in Al-Zawayda and Deir Al-Balah is the first of its kind and reflects positive environmental concepts and practices: all games and recreational corners for children are made from natural wood and materials sourced from the local environment. “Al- Bayyara” garden offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities for children and their mothers including free play, storytelling, reading, fine arts, and activities which involve recycling and reusing local materials. .

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11 Jul
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Small-Scale Activities in Al-Khidr and Monastery Restoration

The animators continue to implement small-scale cultural and artistic activities on a daily basis with children under 12 years old,  such as  storytelling, free reading a and fine arts at Al Khadir Street in Deir Al-Balah. Also animators are working on beautifying the walls of Al Khadir Street with mosaics in preparation for its opening as a library for children at the end of summer.

NAWA invited all interested people, such as Al Khadir neighborhood  residents and youth groups , to participate in voluntary work of beautifying and cleaning Al Khadir Street. The children of Deir Al-Balah city, who helped in cleaning the Al-Khidr monastery area as a part of the community self-help program, were also among the volunteers. These activities took place together with the restoration of Al Khadir Monastery which is expected to be completed by RIWAQ and IWAN Center for Architectural Heritage by the beginning of 2017 , when it will be used as children’s library by Nawa for Culture and Arts. The project is supported by the Swedish Government through UNESCO, Institut du Patrimoine Wallon (IPW), and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).

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10 Jul
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“We Love Reading” Evenings in June, 2016

On two balmy evenings in June, 2016, children presented a singing theater performance called “Rumbling Rooster” and “Happy Bunny House” as well as performing lyrical songs called “Big Dream” and “Abu Leila Moon” in Al Bayyara Park in Deir Al- Balah. Both children and parents enjoyed the singing theater performances  which were part of  the”We Love Reading” project. “We Love Reading” project is funded by MECA.

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09 Jul
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“Psychosocial Photography Programme in Gaza” Project

Within the “Psychosocial Photography Programme in Gaza” Project, NAWA in cooperation with Pressure Cooker Arts is organizing Photography Workshops for children (10-16) in Deir Al-Balah. Children will learn how to weave original, personal stories into their photography, express their own perspectives of everyday life in their communities,  as well as their dreams, aspirations and concerns while at the same time learning about photography techniques and theories.
Training course will continue during the summer months. The exact dates of the training will be announced later.
Registration starts from July 9th-12th, 2016 in NAWA on a first-come-first-served basis.

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09 Jul
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Community Contribution in Summer Vacation 2016 “Green Living”

Children participated in a community self help program of cleaning up Tarrazi Street and planting 200 olive trees in Deir Al-Balah during the holy month of Ramadan. This community activity was carried out by eager children, animators and youth groups as part of the community contributions of summer vacation 2016 called “Green Living”. 

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03 Jul
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Open Days Summer 2016

Open Days provide quality cultural and entertainment activities for children every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. till 1:30 p.m. NAWA Open days in summer 2016 include: beautifying NAWA’s external wall, a traditional story festival, trips, planting 200 olive trees Al Tarazi Street in Deir Al-Balah , educational field trips to archaeological sites and many celebratory events.

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03 Jul
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Parents Club 2016

Parents Club 2016 includes a variety of cultural and artistic activities such as recycling, doll making and cultural contests.
Parents Club 2016 focuses on joint activities that bring together parents (both mothers and/or fathers) and their children.
Parents Club 2016 aims to strengthen the role of parents as a child’s first teachers and also raise awareness and educate parents on topics of child development and growth.
Parents Club 2016 is held every Saturday at 10 a.m. at NAWA.  We welcome  all interested parents as we are all partners in bringing up healthy and educated children.

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03 Jul
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Al Hekayat Summer Camp 2016

NAWA announces that registration in Al Hekayat summer camp is open for  all children (4-12 years) in Al Hekayat kindergarten building.

The activities of the summer camp  will be held from Saturday to Wednesday every week from July 10th till August 30th, 2016.

The daily activities schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. includes three main corners:

  • Arts and handcrafts corner.
  • Library corner/ storytelling sessions and cultural contests.
  • Traditional and physical movement corner.

Note: – Registration fee: 10 NIS per a child.
– Transportation is not available.

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