Women make up the backbone of the families in the Arabic society – their influence on the male partner should not be underestimated – and are responsible for the education of the children. Yet women are suffering from social ignorance, separation from the society and they do not hold positions of emminence in the community. The situation is further complicated due to the Israeli occupation and the ensuing economic marginalization of the Palestinian society.
Karama is working to provide alternatives to this situation by training, educating and supporting women. In order to make the women part of our society, Karama offers educational programs about their role. We want to raise women’s awareness of social and political issues on one hand and to support and train women in special programmes on the other.
Any woman is welcome to join our activities, which are all free!
Children currently represent 65% of the overall population of Deheishe refugee camp. The educational process is deprived and incomplete (low level of education, more than 45 students in one classroom, not enough classrooms, insufficient teaching aids). Moreover, the parents cannot supply necessary needs for children. As a result, children are forced to work in order to compensate for the shortage of funds.
There is a severe lack of playgrounds or youth services to accommodate these thousands of children. The only available area for them are the streets, which are narrow and dangerous due to ongoing passing traffic. Thus, they are in a strong need for a place where they can reaffirm their childhood and participate in activities that stimulate their talents and creativity.