Maya Abu Al Hayat
This program works to establish core reading clubs in the community, aiming to encourage the habit of reading, and to develop critical skills and love of books. We implement a range of projects and activities, including:
Reading Aloud – Training for Moms
An hour with stories – story readings for children in cultural centers and schools for young children
Establishing small libraries – in homes and schools
Formation of reading clubs in schools for young men and women
Critical reading workshops in schools for boys and girls
The association publishes four works annually, which are directly related to its general principles of encouraging reading and writing, including:
Publishing children’s stories
Preparation of artistic philosophical resources
Various creative writing activities (novel, poetry, theater)
The program aims to support and assist artists, writers and small initiatives to implement their activities in a friendly environment:
Develop a support network of local and international artists in order to achieve the highest percentage of access to Palestinian works.
Support young writers and artists by providing logistical and communication services for their projects.
Building cultural partnerships with the community
We believe that writing is a way of thinking, so at the association we implement a set of projects and activities that aim to develop literary writing that disseminates knowledge and beauty. We hold Creative writing courses for beginners and we develop the cognitive and aesthetic discourse in cultural work – institutions, self-expression, drawing and writing stories for children and adolescents. We hold Psychological Relief sessions through writing – for abused and marginalized groups. In addition there is the “Songs and Dramas” – Turning Stories into Singing Spaces program and The electronic platform – which provides remote training in various fields of arts and literature.