Basma Society Launches "Empowering Gaza’s Youth through Theater" funded by IFCD

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Basma Society launches

"Empowering Gaza’s Youth through Theater" funded by IFCD

Palestine -16th April, 2019

Within the framework of Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2005, the Project titled "Empowering Gaza’s Youth through Theater" presented by Basma Society for Culture and Arts – (Basma – Gaza) was approved to receive funding from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). This project aims at promoting the Palestinian cultural diversity and empowering youth in the Gaza Strip through the development of the Community-Based Theater (CBT) by developing a pilot CBT curriculum to be taught to students at University of Palestine (UP). In addition, the project team will implement extracurricular activities, educational programs and awareness campaigns to enhance access to the theater in the community.

Through this project, the joint work with UNESCO in Palestine will be strengthened in order to increase cooperation in the field of community theater and to enhance the available experiences of the two organizations which makes a positive impact on Gaza’s youth. Then, youth in Gaza need to join capacity building programs that lead to development of their abilities.

Basma Society for Culture and Arts is a non-governmental organization committed to the reinvigoration of the Palestinian cultural movement through providing quality interactive arts and cultural, psychosocial support and skills development activities to Palestinian children, youth, and women including persons with disabilities.



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