In the 2013/14 academic year, the Foundation partnered with Yasmine Al-Naqab in empowering one of four kindergartens in the ‘unrecognised villages’ in the Naqab (Negev). The Foundation’s donation was allocated to support Yasmine Al-Naqab’s intervention in Rahmeh unrecognised village.
The kindergarten in Rahmeh is the only educational body available for over 1,200 residents of the village. The kindergarten serves over 30 children aged 3 – 6 years. The project aimed to improve the overall educational services provided to the children by obtaining educational toys and material and by offering training to the teachers. It also aimed to work with mothers on raising awareness about children’s health and development.
Young Musicians Project
In the 2013/14 academic year, the Foundation supported Al-Mashghal’s (The Factory) Young Musicians Project. The project aimed to provide children aged 6-18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with professional musical training in Arabic, their mother tongue. The training included methods and techniques of playing through which the children attained musical concepts and theory and were provided with solfege and ear training as well. The Project allowed Al-Mashghal to attract talented children from difficult socioeconomic backgrounds whose families were unable to afford the tuition fees of music education. Further to obtaining musical education, the project also wishes to create a positive change among those students and to empower them and enhance their confidence.
Click here to see performance footage of some of the children from the Young Musicians project.
Hewar – the Arab Association for Alternative Education
This year, the Foundation has partnered with Hewar to support their school and kindergarten. Hewar is an alternative public school for Palestinian children in Haifa and the surrounding villages. It aims to provide alternative (to the education provided by the Israeli Ministry of Education), democratic, creative, engaging and child-centred education.
Hewar provides its services to children and their parents via its kindergarten which offers education to children aged 3 to 5 years and its Primary and Intermediate School which provides education to children aged 6 to 13 years old (first – eighth grade).