The following strategic
objectives orient all CFTA activities:
1. Improve the quality of
services provided by CFTA.
2. Develop and strengthen
abilities and talents of disadvantaged children, adolescents, women, youth and
3. Empower women as
self-advocates for their rights on issues of gender equality.
4. Empower and engage youth
to actively participate in their communities.
5. Promote community
awareness and sensitivity with regards to issues, needs and rights of children,
adolescents, youth, women and other groups.
What we do - Our key areas of
CFTA currently focuses its work on
six thematic areas. These areas of focus have emerged in response to the needs
and aspirations of the communities with which we work. As such, they
evolve over time in response to the changing and often volatile contexts within
which we work; the Association is committed to innovation, it develops new
approaches and ways of working– both based on its own experiences and contexts
and on international standards.
· CFTA’s education 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 or most
popular and successful activities. We also provide teacher and leadership
training and develop educational materials.
· Our arts and culture
activities are designed to encourage creativity, the development of
artistic skills, and the exploration of future directions for children and
youth with artistic aspirations. Activities include a range of fine arts such
as drawing, painting, charcoal, and calligraphy as well as art workshops
encouraging 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. Art
exhibitions cultural and heritage festivals are also organized by young artists
for their peers and the broader community.
· Advocacy, awareness raising and
community mobilization are fundamental to CFTA’s approach to community
development and integrated part of work in all our Centers which was
realized through child-led and women-led campaigns that focused on honour
killing and freedom of expression. In addition, awareness raising meetings and
the use of SMS in certain occasions such as mothers’ and Women’s international
day in March