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.
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 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..
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.