The project was co-funded by Save the Children and ran over the following periods: 1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010, 1 April 2010 – 30 April 2010, 1 October 2010 – 30 November 2010, and 1 January 2011 – 31 March 2011.
The project aimed to widen the cultural horizons of children between the ages of four and fifteen, especially those living in the most deprived areas of Gaza.
For the project, the QCC provided Mobile Library services in coordination with a number of local foundations and schools across Gaza. The project’s main activities were:
- Book fairs, storytelling, reading circles, arts and crafts, film screenings, open microphone shows, traditional Palestinian games, fun competitions, art exhibitions, live entertainment, and visits to the Qattan Centre for the Child.
- Awareness and training sessions for parents.
- Training courses for professionals working at community-based childcare organisations.