1) The Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation
Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) was founded as a Lebanese NGO on the 8th of July 1974, on the 2nd commemoration of the martyrdom of Ghassan Kanafani, author, journalist, artist and spokesman for the Palestinian people.
Since 1974, GKCF has established six kindergartens, two habilitation center, three children’s libraries, art center and clubs. All are situated within or near Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The kindergartens and habilitation center can receive 700 children in the daily program, while the children’s libraries, art center and clubs have a capacity for 700 children aged 6-18 years. Since 1974, more than 8500 children have graduated from GKCF’s kindergartens.
The GKCF Approach
The programs in GKCF’s kindergartens and habilitation center are based on the Holistic Approach (or Early Childhood Development and Education). All daily activities proposed – such as play, art, music and song, dance and rhythmic, story-telling and dialogue, puppetry and drama, science and observation – support the children’s sensory, motor, emotional, intellectual, social and creative development. At the age of 5-6 years, the children are introduced to pre-reading and writing.
2) Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti (UISP)
Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti – UISP is an Italian association founded in 1948. UISP mission is to extend the right to sport to all citizens. Sport for all is a valuable asset for health, quality of life, education and social life: as such, it is worthy of public recognition and protection.
For more information visit UISP website