Ghad is an educational, cultural and recreation center for 12-16 year-old girls
and boys and their parents. Founded in 1993, the Center was inspired by the
need for a space for children who “graduated” from Al Shruq Wal Amal Center
programs. The Center provides a safe and interactive environment for teenagers
to explore and develop, informed by values that encourage a healthy sense of
self and of their relationships and responsibilities to others and the
environment in which they live. Adolescents discover their abilities to
actively contribute to the cultural life of their peers, their local
communities and society more broadly.
Center is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, five days a week and hosts a library,
computer and science labs, and ongoing programs in computer, video and
photography, fine arts, science, games and sports, and the Southern Gaza Youth
Parliament, as well as a diversity of periodic
activities like the CFTA annual cultural festival, the Juthoor (Roots) Cultural
Heritage Festival and our annual summer camps.
- Bunat Il Ghad adolescents developed an automatic watering system
and are demonstrating its use as part of their efforts to advocate for the importance of responsible
- Adolescents at Bunat
Il Ghad are producing electric bells, electronic kits and talking garbage cans.
These products were exhibited in a tech gallery to encourage other students and
were also distributed to schools.
Center’s approach to learning is rooted in the same principles of active
learning, hands-on experimentation and learning adopted across all of CFTA’s
educational work. All of the Center’s programs embrace a philosophy of full
participation: girls and boys participate in planning, preparation,
implementation and evaluation of all Center activities. Children are encouraged
to test their ideas and experiences, participate in decision-making, and share
responsibilities in the process of developing and managing activities.
Recognizing the range of institutions influencing children and adolescents, the
Center also works closely with their families, schools, and other community
educational and pedagogical services include a diversity of active, hands-on,
child-centered learning activities for schoolchildren ranging from science and
technology to reading, writing and multimedia production, to life skills
development through games and sport, to learning through fine arts, folk art
and drama. Our after-school remedial classes and summer camps are among our
most popular and successful activities. We also provide teacher and leadership
training and develop educational materials.
we use an integrated approach, our educational and pedagogical services are
embedded in all of our work.