CFTA centers

The first project of the Women’s Committee was during the first Intifada came as a response to the needs of children to have a safe area to play and access education, art and recreational activities. “Al Shruq Wal Amal” was the first initiative of its kind in the Gaza Strip delivered in close consultation with children and parents to serve children from the age group of 6 to 12 years. Today, after 25 years of existence and in largely adverse conditions, CFTA runs five different centers created to accompany the work started with children and continued to grow with them as youth and women:

  • Al Shruq Wal Amal (SWA) Center (Sunrise and Hope), opened in 1991 and is a recreational and educational center for children aged 6-12 years old;
  • Bunt Il Gad (Builders of the Future) opened in 1993 for children aged 12-16 years to continue serving the children who graduated from the SWA Center;
  • The Women’s Health Center  (WHC) which opened in 1995, in Al-Buried refugee camp, serves women and their families by providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services
  • The Cultural Center opened in 1997 for boys and girls aged 17 and above;
  • And finally, in 2006, the model of Al Shruq Wal Amal was replicated at Al Nowwar center for children aged 6-12 years old, living in the eastern side of Khan Youngish city (one of the most vulnerable communities of the Gaza Strip).