The Child Centre - Gaza (CCG) contains more than 100,000 books and other media and offers a variety of library, information, cultural, scientific, and recreational services, making it one of the largest and most sophisticated children’s centres in the Arab World.
Established to compensate for the lack of opportunities and incentives open to children at school and elsewhere, it aims to nurture children’s curiosity, expand their knowledge, facilitate their access to outside cultures, enhance their appreciation of arts and sciences, and consolidate their sense of belonging to their cultural identity. The Centre also offers a variety of library and information services, cultural and recreational programmes, professional empowerment programmes for librarians and early childhood professionals, and joint activities for children and their parents.
CCG’s Science Programme offers fun and interactive science activities to children to encourage them to discover and appreciate science. Many activities bring together children and parents. The Centre’s services extend beyond its headquarters to marginalised areas, where it provides library, cultural, scientific, and recreational services to children through the Mobile Library Project and the Outreach Services Unit, which serves more than 45,000 children annually in the Gaza Strip.