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CYC Focus group, as a Part of a Project Aimed at Improving Democracy and Accountability within the Palestinian Community, on the Main Problems Facing Shatila Youth

Shatila youth discuss the array of social problems affecting their lives, from the spread of drug-use in the camp to   specific issues in their homes.
Shatila youth discuss the array of social problems affecting their lives, from the spread of drug-use in the camp to specific issues in their homes.
Parents of Shatila youth hold their own conversation about what they perceive as the negative elements hindering the growth of their children.
Parents of Shatila youth hold their own conversation about what they perceive as the negative elements hindering the growth of their children.

Doctor Discusses the Importance of Health and Hygiene with Shatila Adolescents

This past Friday, a Palestinian doctor delivered a lecture to a group of children about personal hygiene, healthy habits, proper ways for keeping ones living-space clean, and general issues of public health. The doctor, who is a representative of the Palestinian Red Crescent, promised the children to return for a lecture on similar themes every Friday at 11:00 AM, as a part of the Children and Youth Centers weekly children’s open-day activities.

Among the topics discussed by the doctor were fundamentals of healthy living, such as the need to brush ones teeth everyday and the importance of keeping ones home neat and tidy. A colorful slideshow of graphs and charts, laying out important health-related statistics, accompanied the talk.

The 20 students in attendance, 13 girls and 7 boys, listened attentively, periodically asking questions about the presented material and responding to the doctors prompts. CYC gave its sincere thanks to the PRC and the doctor for their cooperation and expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of future collaboration.

Sabra & Shatila awith the international friends commemorate 31st nniversary of the Massacre

Since 31 years Sabra and Shatila is waiting every year the 3 darkest days every September, which filled with pain and saddest memories, everything still alive in the minds of who were there during 16 – 18 September 1982, when the Israelis army and their followers the phalanges and extremes Lebanese groups came to poorest area in Beirut suburb, Sabra & Shatila to kill randomly everybody they found at night, children, mothers, old and young even the animals, dogs, horses, cats and goats were killed too. That savage crime was done without any try of the Murderer Sharon (the Leader of the Israeli army in Lebanon at that time) to stop the killing of the innocent civilians, Palestinian, Lebanese’s, Syrians, Egyptian, and many other nationalities. up to now there is no real figures, but everybody says that not less 2500 to 3000 people were killed… Every year Sabra & Shatila people carry their pain, tears, sadness and the pictures of their beloved and their memories and walk collectively with candles and flowers in their hand to the Martyrs cemetery, telling their beloved that they didn’t forget them, and they will continue the struggle to lead the Israel murderers to the justice and court.

Every year. Sabra & Shatila receive solidarity and more international supporters share them the sad memories and join them the commemoration of the Sabra & Shatila Massacre. They hear their friendly and supportive words. especially the promise of supporters that they will carry the voice of Sabra & Shatila and Palestinian cause to their societies and governments.

Last Monday and Tuesday 16 and 17 Sep. we had walked from Shatila camp with some of the martyrs relatives, carrying their martyrs photos, political Organizations, NGO’s and the camp population. Some friends from France, UK, Taiwan, Italian, Danish, and others were with us. the Marches end with putting the candles and flowers on the graves, and speeches of the political leaders.

The program has included beside the two marches to the cemetery.
1- Opening an exhibition of the martyrs and the massacre place at CYC
2- A Palestinian folklore Dance, songs and poems performed by the CYC children

Every body raised the main wish that the criminals to be soon in the court, where the justice finds its way to those Israeli war murderers after all their crimes against humanity…

Thanks to all the support from our international friends, we are looking to their presence as a step to convince their governments to open their eyes on the Palestinian people tragedy since these governments supported Israel foundation on the expense of the Palestinian People…

CYC strenthing the solidarity relations in Gotheborg Sweden

CYC participated in the Peace Race – Gothenburg

As part of the cooperation and friendship between Children& Youth Centre- CYC and The Proletaren FF- Sweden. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas – Abu Moujahed was invited by PFF in Sweden where he met Mr. Bengt and Miss Ingrid Frejd and participated in the Annual Peace Race 5 Km.
Abu Moujahed has been honored to give the trophies and prizes to the winners of the Race.
also he has a speech where he has mention to great friendship with PFF, with appreciation to solidarity activities, mainly the PFF slogan Boycott Israel and opposing The US criminal policies…

Mr. Abu Moujahed has the opportunity to meet the Swedish part of CYC family Children & Youth Foundation in Sweden, and the God Mothers and God Parents who are providing support to the refugee children in Shatila and other Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, mainly now the support to the Palestinian and Syrian refugee children the victim of the war in Syria. The meetings had include showing photos and deep discussion about the economical, social and security condition of the camps… In addition to that the expectation for the war in Syria and how that affect the civilian…
Mr. Abu Moujahed has a lecture in Varberg with the members of the Thinker Tank, who really went in details about the area situation including the refugee condition and the Camp capacity to deal with the huge of refugees in misery condition.
The Abu Moujahed has visited the Mixgardenclub committee and exchange views about the refugee condition and the possibility of having an exchange project and future cooperation…
It was good opportunity to visit the Sandeklevsskolan where Abu Moujahed had talked to the students and teachers about Lebanon and regional situation.
Abu Moujahed has visited a new refugee camp in Varberg where he met the new refugees from Syria, Somali, Iran. Iraq and other people…
It was successful visit to Sweden, to wonderful friends and supporters of CYC and Palestinian children and people with its struggle for peace, freedom, just and right to return home Free Palestine..

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.