Now Announcing the 2018 Summer Camp at the Keffiyeh Center! Starting on the 3rd to 12th of August 2018. Please spread the word to your friends or anyone who might be interested. Come enjoy fun times, great activities with the kids, and discover Palestine with us!
Penpals! Exchanging letters and messages between the children of Allonnes, France and the children of the Keffiyeh Center in New Askar Camp, Palestine
Reception for the Mayor of Allonnes and the visiting French Delegation and a performance by Keffiyeh Center volunteers at the New Askar Theater
Training of the Dabka team
Activities for children at the Youth Development Center (Keffiyeh)
including animated games and educational films for the children
Our activities for the day of Friday 30/3/2018 at the New Askar Youth Theater
Open Activities Day in Keffiyeh Center with the kids
On the Mothers Day, the Keffiyeh Center organized activities for our teachers in New Askar camp schools
Dabka Training with the kids
We congratulate the Youth Development Foundation – of Keffiyeh Center – for our fellow volunteers’ successes: Mahmoud Badran on the occasion of graduating from An-Najah National University and Jamil Ajouri on the occasion of the publication of his first novel!
The Youth Development Association (of Keffiyeh Center) organized a football tournament in Jerusalem on Friday as part of the series “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.” Our thanks to all the institutions of the camp who responded to the invitation and participated in making this tournament a success. We at Keffiyeh affirm our commitment to continuing activities aimed at strengthening the steadfastness of future generations towards their eternal capital.
Marathon (Titled: Jerusalem is capital of Palestine) in New Askar camp
Sports activity for the Keffiyeh Center volunteers
Distribution of certificates to participants in the Communications course
Receiving the Belgian Solidarity Delegation in New Askar Camp by the Keffiyeh Center
Preparation course for volunteers (PAFA) and youth development at the center.
French course teaching, in partnership with the CCF and Allonnes city.
Arabic lessons for international volunteer
during one week of our summer camp we did many activity with children and international volunteer
(Sport, Swimming , Drew , Cooking , Games , Els …. )
every Friday the young people meet in keffiyeh center and start dabka training.
Communiction training in Keffiyeh center…
Meeting with CEMÉA association in order to develop new projects for the future
The youth exchange program
Keffiyeh delegation in Le Mans for the youth exchange program with Keffiyeh Center – La ville d’Allonnes and Ceama Pdll
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.
All of us had an issue and in Dance we fight for our Right
The youth exchange program
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
Winter camp for women
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.
Recycling Project with children
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.
Indoors and outdoors activities for children
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. 🙂
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.
Hula Hoop workshops by Hoop Relief Organization
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
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!
A 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
English and French classes
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.
Hip Hop Smash the Wall
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!
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.
The first video of our rap band ‘Sound World’ on youtube!
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!
Meeting with the mayor of the city of Allonnes (France)
The mayor of the city of Allonnes, Gilles Leproust, welcomes the delegation of 13 palestinians from Keffiyeh Center, read the article here.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Dead Sea and Wadi Al Qalt (Jericho)
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).
The Sky of New Askar
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.
Sound World, our rap band, at Best Talent Show
See their performance here at 2.06.40h
A new rap song
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.
Little show out-of-doors by our children for a filmaker working on a film entitled Happiness.
Soul health session by UNRWA
Training session organized by UNRWA. The topic of today is “Self-determination”.
Our rap band Sound World at Best Talent in Palestine
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
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
A two days Palestinian Festival in Italy
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.
The same day at Keffiyeh Center a delegation from Italy and one from France
Tour of the camp, debates, videos, exhibitions. To end the day, dabka dance and an italian song, all together! Video