Since 2012 our MiniActive project has been empowering Palestinian women – and their families and communities – throughout East Jerusalem. For the past few years we’ve also been empowering teenage girls‘ along those same principles.
Now it’s the boys’ turn.
In June we began 2 new groups for boys, called “Youth Power,” each group with about 10 boys, aged 10 – 14. One group is from Kafr Aqeb, and the other group comes from throughout East Jerusalem, such as: A-tur, Silwan, Beit Hanina, Issawiya, Ras el-Amud, Shuafat.
Like the girls, they’re working to improve their environment. Each group is focusing on different projects.
One group is working beside the Arab Central Library in Wadi Joz. The second group is also having clean-up operations in their neighborhood.
The boys are also learning English.
Much of the intensive work is taking place during the school summer vacation, but the program will continue into the year – improving the environment with their hands, studying Hebrew, and more.
Here’s a short video of the boys in their English class:
Here’s a nice Facebook post from the MiniActive Facebook page: