News

23.08.2017
Gymnastics training.

French course teaching, in partnership with the CCF and Allonnes city.

Arabic lessons for international volunteer  

Summer camp 
07.08.2017— 14.08.02017
during one week of our summer camp we did many activity with children and international volunteer 
(Sport, Swimming , Drew , Cooking , Games ,  Els …. )  

Dabka Training 
every Friday the young people meet in keffiyeh center and start dabka training.

29.07.2017
Communiction training in Keffiyeh center…

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20.07.2017
Meeting with CEMÉA association in order to develop new projects for the future


16.04.2017—-26.04.2017

The youth exchange program
Keffiyeh delegation in Le Mans for the youth exchange program with Keffiyeh Center – La ville d’Allonnes and Ceama Pdll 

Leadership training
28.03.2016

DABKA DANCE
05.03.2016
Keffiyeh center children welcomed the Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al Hamdallah in new Askar camp, and they perform a dance show during the opening of the hall of joys, this project funded by the Prime Minister Fund and the the popular Committee for the services of new Askar camp.

DABKA DANCE
04.03.2016
All of us had an issue and in Dance we fight for our Right

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The youth exchange program
07.02.2016
Keffiyeh delegation in Le Mans for the youth exchange program with Keffiyeh Center – La ville d’Allonnes and Ceama Pdll…

Two days of continuous activities with the kids in Keffiyeh center

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Winter camp for women
02.02-11.02.2015
For the first time in winter, we’ve organised a 9-days program for women. Every morning about 20 women have gathered together to take part in the activities. We’ve started with a self-expression workshop, and then we’ve had a nutrition conference, a Zumba training, puppets and jewellery creation, and finally sport.

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Recycling Project with children
09.02.2015

For the first time, children have been involved in the recycling project. This project aims at creating new things from waste. This time we’ve created pencil cases.

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Indoors and outdoors activities for children
January-February

Winter is no excuse to stop working, and despite the cold children still want to play and have fun. We ran for them different games and activities, focusing on creating approaches. Thus we invited children to walk in the camp in teams of six, and to collect stuff in the street. The goal of this activity was to encourage them imagine and creating things from the materials they could find. As a result we’ve had one castle, one house, one garage, one boy and… one rocket. 🙂

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School Support
December 2015
December is a very busy month in Palestine, as most of the children and teenagers have exams. Although they had a lot of work, Keffiyeh’s volunteers provided school support in mathematics, sciences and english.

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Hula Hoop workshops by Hoop Relief Organization
November 2015
HoopRelief uses hula hoop as a stress-releasing tool to children in affected regions. Through hula hoop dance the children will satisfy their basic needs of joy, play and happiness. Satisfying these needs will help them to improve the future well-being of their communities. A one week workshops for the children of the camp has been arranged in November. Video & Article

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Playing sport in New Askar
02.11.2014 and 09.11.2014
What can you do on a sunny sunday in New Askar camp? With the Keffiyeh team we play sport. Two hours of fun, training and –more and less- good game. Girls played alongside with boys, and they weren’t bad at all. As we say in palestinian arabic: halu!

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1891086_778766698853042_5092171083439775855_nA delegation from the city of Allonnes, Cémea and Génération Handala. From France.
22.10.2014 – 24.10.2014
Keffiyeh Center has welcomed a delegation from the town council of Allonnes in France, to develop exchanges and partnerships between New Askar camp and this french city. Both elected members, director of music school and militants from organization supporting Palestine came to discover the situation and the life of the camp. They met the volunteers of Keffiyeh, political parties, the popular committee of the camp, a former prisoner and some students to make a correspondence with students in France. It was a great time for all of us to speak and share with them! Pictures

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English and French classes
15.10.2014
English and French classes are given by international volunteers in Keffiyeh Center once a week for beginners and for those who want to improve their language skills.

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New graffiti by Keffiyeh Center
13.10.2014
Thanks to our writer from the hip hop section, there are new graffiti in the camp!

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17.09.2014 – 23.09.2014
An italian project that brings together hip hop artists from Palestine and from Italy. Our rap band “Sound World” recorded a new song with italian rappers and our writer realized a new graffiti in Ramallah with an italian writer. The album will be ready soon… stay tuned!

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Recycling project
13.09.2014

A recycling project has been started in Keffiyeh Center with palestinians and internationals volunteers. Youth between 15 and 20 years old are invited to make new things with plastic bottles or waste. The main idea is to use the waste as there are many in the streets of the camp to build objects and develop new skills together.

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The first video of our rap band ‘Sound World’ on youtube!
30.08.2014
Finally, “Black Cloud”, the second song of ‘Sound World’, has a video. Enjoy it on youtube! And if you want to see the backstage… click here!

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Italian Delegation at Keffiyeh Center
23.08.2014
An italian delegation visited Keffiyeh Center and New Askar Camp!

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Meeting with the mayor of the city of Allonnes (France)
20.08.2014
The mayor of the city of Allonnes, Gilles Leproust, welcomes the delegation of 13 palestinians from Keffiyeh Center, read the article here.

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Documentary video by CapRumbo in partnership with Keffiyeh Center
17.08.2014
From France the idea to realize a short video about the life in Palestine and specifically in New Askar Refugee Camp.

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Summer Camp 2014, we make children happy! August 9th-16th. A great success. More than 150 children benefited from our activities during the Summer Camp. Local and International volunteers worked together to give a funny and happy summer week to the children of the camp. Games, painting, dabke, puppet shows, a drawing in solidarity with the children in Gaza, outdoor activities and a day to the swimming pool! Pictures

SUMMER CAMP at Keffiyeh Center
From 7th to 23rd August 2014
Come and share intense moments with us!
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From 7th to 23rd August 2014, Keffiyeh Center invites you to participate in its summer camp in New Askar. It is the great opportunity to discover Palestine while organizing activities for children with our volunteers!

For more information:
In English  : Summer_Camp_EN
In French  : Summer_Camp _FR
In Italian   : Summer_Camp _IT
Application form
Video
Crowdfunding

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International Youth Exchange
August the 17th, under a youth exchange agreement, 12 guys from Keffiyeh Center will spend 10 days in France. Conferences, debates, performances of theatre, rap music and dabke dance will take place in Nantes, Allonnes, Paris and Saint Nazaire. At the same time, we are eagerly waiting to welcome to Palestine a group of 12 guys from Nantes during the upcoming Autumn.

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A march in solidarity with Gaza
27.07.2014
The keffiyeh’s march in solidarity with our people in the Gaza Strip.

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A football league in solidarity with Gaza
26.07.2014
Football League “We are all Gaza ” organized by keffiyeh Center. The final game between the Shati refugee camp and Rafah.

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Supporting the poor families of Askar Camp
26.07.2014
Distribution of food, sweets and drinks for the poor families of Askar Camp.

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A delegation from the United States
20.07.2014
As every year, also this summer a group from the USA visited Keffiyeh Center and New Askar Camp!

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Our handmade soap is ready to be sold!
19.07.2014

During the women’s summer camp, we made soaps, and after 6 weeks of seasoning… here it
is, ready to use!

Happy Palestine
18.07.2014
A video clip by Marine, from France. We participated because we want to show that we are resolved to rise above our pain, be joyful, celebrate life and celebrate Palestine. Happiness is one of the strongest act of resistance. More.

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Party for Children
05.07.2014

About 100 children came to the party organized by our volunteers. Entertainment, games, dabka show, clown show and many gifts to put a smile upon the faces of the kids!

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Workshop: a newsletter for Askar Camp
05.07.2014
Nicolas, from France, and Keffiyeh’s volunteers started a new project.

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13.06.2014 and 27.06.2014
Special days for the volunteers, both palestinians and internationals, before the Ramadan. A trip to the Dead Sea and barbecue and dabka in Wadi Al Qalt (Jericho).

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Arabic lessons for international volunteers in Keffiyeh association, twice per week.

The Sky of New Askar
04.06.2014
Volunteers of Keffiyeh Center creating kites with Palestinian colors, and children making them fly in the sky of Askar. A symbolic action to support prisonners on hunger strike for 45 days.

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Women’s summer camp
01.06.2014

One week’s Summer Camp for women. Soaps, jewellery, yoga, a day trip and more! At the end, a certificate has been delivered to all the participants!

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Sound World, our rap band, at Best Talent Show
30.05.2014
See their performance here at 2.06.40h

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A new rap song
24.05.2014
When music means international solidarity. A young guy from Germany and Sound World (our rap band) create a new song together, ‘Black Cloud’. See the working in progress of their video.

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Hip Hop training
20.05.2014
First lesson by our volunteer from Italy. Thanks Caterina!

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Writing Project Proposals
15.05.2014

First day of the Writing Projects Training with the volunteers and Aline.

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Meeting with our partner from France
03.05.2014
Discussing new trainings and activities.

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English, French and Italian classes
21.04.2014

With Aline from France, and Caterina from Italy!

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Voluntary work
20.04.2014

Today the guys of Keffiyeh Center cleaned the Martyrs’ Cemetery in New Askar Camp.

Dabka show
17.04.2014
Little show out-of-doors by our children for a filmaker working on a film entitled Happiness.

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Theatre activity
17.04.2014

The guys of Keffiyeh Center take part to an UNRWA activity. They use theatre to make drug prevention.

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Our Volunteers in Askar School
14.04.2014

Organization of an open day for students in Askar School.

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Soul health session by UNRWA
12.04.2014
Training session organized by UNRWA. The topic of today is “Self-determination”.

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Our rap band Sound World at Best Talent in Palestine
04.04.2014

Sound World is the rap band of Keffiyeh Center. They were successfully selected to participate in the tv programme Best Talent. ‘Back Word’ is their song. Stay tuned! Video

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Études et actions socio-éducatives en Palestine
11.03.2014
France. Lecture by one of Keffiyeh’s volunteers about studies and socio-educational activities in Palestine.

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One of our guys is the West Bank Boxe Champion
“I started when I was 14 years old, with my uncle. I will continue until I will be the world champion!”. From New Askar to France! Video

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A two days Palestinian Festival in Italy
15.12.2013

Among the speakers: the award winner palestinian journalist, on the right, and one of Keffiyeh’s volunteers, on the left, to talk about the palestinian refugee camps.

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B.A.F.A. training, first day of the session
01.12.2013
In french BAFA means “Brevet d’Aptitude aux Fonctions d’Animateur”.

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The same day at Keffiyeh Center a delegation from Italy and one from France
24.08.2013

Tour of the camp, debates, videos, exhibitions. To end the day, dabka dance and an italian song, all together! Video

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