The Forum finished its summer art camp that started on the 26th of June 2021 and it lasts till the 17th of July 2021. The camp executed an interesting program that combines art with education and knowledge. The programs are facilitated by experts in the field of music, art, science and engineering. There were educational shows for the children as well as field visits to the city of Jerusalem and entertaining trips.
The Forum has recently launched its art platform for the art program, to make it easier for the beneficiaries to use the provided material that was prepared by professionals. The idea has come after the closures during the Covid19 pandemic that made us think of alternatives to reach our students even through closures. The platform has different art lessons that meet with the needs of our beneficiaries. This project has been funded by Taawon welfare.
To visit the site follow the link: https://www.funoun.org/
Last Saturday the Forum started an English course for children to improve their English language skills through a program that was set to serve the need of the children based on the results of a placement test. the 20 hour course will concentrate of the conversation skills that will help the participants in developing great language competence that would certainly help them improve their English skills.
According to the Forum strategic plan our administrative secretary participated in a building capacity program organized by one of our partners DROSOS to improve the administrative ability for the staff. Jihan represented the Forum in this program and received a certificate of participation.
Despite the ongoing situation and the spread of the Covid 19, the Forum was able in cooperation with Tamer Institution to organize the annual initiative “My father read for me”. The initiative was hold via zoom app and the participant enjoyed an hour of music, reading a story and discussing it. The Forum and Tamer institution have been in cooperation to serve the community of Silwan and encourage children to read more and raise the awareness of the importance of reading.
Thanks to our friends and supporters who made this possible…..
JYCForum staff sends you all their best regards and many thanks for you great support….
Kindly watch our film for our programs and activities in 2019
The Jerusalemite Cultural Forum announces a photo competition “Jerusalem in the eyes of its children”. The competition targets the children and the youth of Jerusalem between 8 and 21 years old. The competition aims to urge the participants to visit different locations in Jerusalem to highlight its beauty, history, Islamic and Arabic culture. Thus, the participants would get the chance to be exposed to the beauty and positiveness of the holy city despite of the occupation daily acts that aim to break the fabric of the Jerusalemite society, and empty the city from its native Palestinian citizens to give the greedy settlers the opportunity to over control the old city. This competition would implant the love of the city into the warm heart of our children and would certainly strengthen and rebind them to their beloved city, and be the builders of the bright future and preservers of its culture, history and holiness.
The Forum is grateful for all the funders and friends who are generously supporting this competition, especially The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, The Islamic Development Bank through “UNDP” and Mr. Munir Kalouti from MAAN Institution.
There are financial prizes for the first three in the three different groups as well as an exhibition for the public on the same day of showing results. For more information and registration please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/%D9%85%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%82%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AB-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%AF%D8%B3%D9%8A-1713622128921163/
The Forum celebrated the closing of its 2018-2019 program in a humble event that was held in the Forum and attended by the parents and some figures of Silwan. The event included musical performances by the students on Oud, Violin, Qanoon, Guitar, Percussion and choir singing. It also had an art show of the students work. In the end Mr. Fawzi Shaaban (the head of the board) and Mr. Mohammad Awar distributed participation certificates for the students and certificates of appreciation for the teachers who didnt spare and effort to improve the performance of our students.
The Forum started a summer intensive course “the Summer Arts school”. The program would includes musical instruments Oud, Violin, Guitar, Piano, percussion and choir singing, Palestinian traditional dancing “Dabka”, Arts and painting, and a special program for kids between the ages of 4 and 7. The program started on the 10th of June and would end on the 10th of August. The participants would train twice a week with our professional staff.
The Forum has started a new program of teaching children and teenagers the skills of painting and drawing under the supervision of Mr. Martin a Danish artist who is trying to share all his knowledge and abilities with the children, the course will last for about three months.