Inspiring Gaza Youth Affected by Violence

13 December, 2015 Palestine, Education
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This innovative project brings together science, technology, and arts to heal communities and promote peace. The project in Gaza will start by the refurbishment, upgrading and equipping of the children’s art studio, Science and IT labs in order to provide higher quality services to over 5000 palestinian youths.

This is in addition to enriching the library with books, journals and the most recent educational materials. At the same time our local partner in Gaza will continue working in planning and designing activities in a way that responds to children’s needs in accordance to their various age groups.

Art activities will focus on painting, portraits, photography, video art and animation, in addition to collage and other activities in which children are introduced to famous artists. Science activities will include “Things around us and how they work”, environment, biodiversity, health and hygiene, chemical lab experiments, astrology, math and meteorology.

The IT Lab will be provided with IT resources and equipment, and training on electronics and animation will be offered. Focus will also be on the use of robots as a tool for active learning, a new programme which has started in early 2015. The programme includes children engagement in designing, making and programming robots, a process that helps them employ and comprehend principles in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), boosting their learning capacity, engaging them through real-life problem solving and helping them improve their life skills.

 

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