Sports activities at
the Center build self-confidence and a wide range of life skills - ranging from
teamwork to communication to leadership, as well as enhancing physical and
mental health. The Center’s sport activities include marathons, training
for football, table tennis, volleyball, horse back riding, biking, traditional games, and sports festivals.
Arts and culture activities are
designed to encourage teenagers’ creativity, the development of artistic
skills, and the exploration of future directions for young people with artistic
aspirations. Activities include a range of fine arts such as drawing, painting,
charcoal, and calligraphy. Art workshops encouraged the use of
materials from the local environment in artistic production. Literary
appreciation and creativity is fostered by providing space to read and learn
and the provision of creative writing courses. The Center regularly hosts art
exhibitions of young artists and hosts cultural and heritage festivals
organized by adolescents for their peers and the broader community.
The Center’s Technology
and science programs regularly engage 60 adolescent girls and boys in hands-on
exploration of science and technology. Adolescents are challenged to observe
scientific and technological developments, conduct scientific experiments and
develop individual and group projects, while applying new-found knowledge and
skills in their everyday life. Beginning and advanced courses are offered
in software applications and web design. The Center also collaborates with
local schools on educational initiatives to improve the learning environment
for student groups and develop their creative abilities.
Psychosocial support activities are
integral to the Center’s commitment to building bridges of trust and
communication between boys and girls, promoting a positive atmosphere characterized by cooperation and support amongst
adolescents more generally, and strengthening
healthy social relations built on understanding and acceptance of the other. These are pursued through open days and recreational activities,
discussions, meetings with children and parents, field trips, drawing, and reading.