CYC Children Summer Camp 2013

The Children and Youth Center launched the annual Children summer camp in Siblin College – UNRWA, from 12 to 19 august 2013

With 70 children and teenagers from Sabra, Shatila, and Nahr El Bared Camps, CYC has started the annual children camp funded by UNICEF and Save the Children, which allowed the Children to have the chance to enjoy the space of freedom and play in a clean environment. The children played, danced, sang, had talent development programs, and practiced their hobbies, such as sports, drawing, painting, and handcrafts. In addition to that, they were able to make friendships from both camps. Lectures on child rights, nonviolence, and negative effects of school dropout were also given, where the children were active listeners, since they reflected back on the main points and summarized what has been said. Moreover, a trip was held to Qasmieh River.

At the end of the camping, an exhibition was held whereby the parents were invited to see their children’s displayed work which they made throughout the week of their camping. The best aspect of the camping witnessed by the facilitators was the joy and happiness that appeared on the Children’s faces during that week. It felt it was worth all the hard work with the children because we were able to notice a glimpse of their happiness that isn’t usually seen in the distressing and tight atmosphere of the refugee camp. Thanks to UNICEF and Save the Children for funding the summer camp, and to UNRWA for hosting the summer camp in Siblin Center.

CYC Iftar with the Palestinian Refugees from Syria

CYC has celebrated the End of Ramadan with 250 Palestinian Refugees from Syria. The Gathering was familiar and in brotherly atmosphere, where the children and their parents joint the Iftar.. Everything was arranged between CYC team and the Refugee committee, working and receiving and serving the families together…
Abu Moujahed The CYC Director has welcomed the brothers, relatives and destiny partners, He has criticized any discrimination and deprivation toward the refugees, calling them to do their best to return to their houses in Syria, Abu Moujahed has mention to the shortage of support, he has ask the refugees to organize them selves, and work for their Human Rights and the International Geneva refugee treaty. especially their rights to have the shelter the health care and education to their children, Every body was happy and enjoy evening.

CYC Annual Iftar

As every Year in Ramadan month CYC is organizing an Iftar as opportunity of gathering the Centre’s youth and the friends of international and Lebanese and Palestinian organizations and parents… On 1st of August 2013 CYC has the annual Iftar for more than 175 friends in the presence of the Palestinian Embassy delegation and Mrs. Annamaria Laurini the Unicef Director in Lebanon, UNRWA, The Palestinian political organization, popular committee, Lebanese and Palestinian NGO’s and people from the camp plus some brothers and sisters the refugees from Syria…

Abu Moujahed had a speech on the political, economical and social situation of the Palestinian in general, criticizing the Negotiation with Enemy Israel before the negotiation for the Palestinian unity and having clear Palestinian strategy… Criticized the shortage of support to the refugees from Syria and calling for their protection by shelters, education and health care… On other hand he considered the war in Syria is to Damage Syria and its people by that fanatics and extremists as part of Western plan against the region, country by country in cooperation with their followers of the Oil reactionary regimes. He consider every call for Jihad out of Palestine against Israel is suspected and doubted…

He stressed on the Children and Human rights which is violated everyday, where they are suffering out of violence, abuse and exploitation. He has assured that CYC is an association working on the child rights and social development, and not related to any political organization, but we are nationalists and our duty is to be beside the people interest and rights, That is why we criticized hardly the Lebanese Government unfair procedures against and deprived the Palestinians’ their human rights.

Solidarity Iftar with Cuba

On 26 July 2013 the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution starting with the attack on the Military substantive Moncada 1953, The Palestinian graduates of Cuban Universities and colleges in cooperation with Palestinian – Cuban friendship committee as solidarity with Cuba has organized an IFTAR in the presence of the Ambassador of Cuba and Palestinian Embassy, Palestinian Organization, NGO’s and Palestinian and Lebanese friends. CYC has hosted the Iftar as friendship and culture activity, where the youth of the Centre shared with welcoming and serving the guests.