Friday of Joy
Friday of joy initiative : Its a youth initiative that seeks to draw a smile on the children’s lips by conducting educational and entertaining activities within Gaza strip’s camps and neighborhoods. The initiative’s team consists of specialists in fields of active dram and music, where the team executes four parties each month.
The Friday of joy initiative’s activities started in 1\7\2014, and it will go on for a year, the total number of beneficiaries is 25737 children, parents, and foster teachers.
The activities executed by the team have entertaining, educational, and supportive concepts for the children and their families, the team also presented theatric activities by performing meaningful theater shows that contribute to the relief of the trauma’s effects those children have lived through during the war.
Coordination mechanism: The team coordinates with the neighborhood’s committees in Gaza strips camps whereas the activities get executed in the camp while the families participate with their children in the activities.
Activities nature: The activities rely on moving with music and releasing negative energies in a joyful atmosphere, and the team executes activities and games like(moving hoops, jumping rope, running with bags, theater shows about activeness and loving school, shows about dangerous places),after finishing the activities, the team forms a train of joy where the children would lineup like a train that drives through the neighborhood’s streets in a joyful atmosphere.
Volunteers: The initiative activities attracted a lot of young people by inspiring the volunteering spirit within them whereas the team receives so many volunteers.
Facebook: After finishing the activities, the team publishes pictures of the children on the Friday of joy initiative’s webpage which had led to draw a lot of attention to the activities. A lot of massages were received through this page inquiring about the places of the next activities so that the children could participate in them.
Friday of joy initiative
Thanks video to (Brent Friends of Palestine) grant which provided to FOJ since several years with the hope of continuity to initiative to reach as many children as possible in all districts of the Gaza strip
The film: presents the story of the child Mohammed Al-Lahham who suffers from dialysis and how the Friday OF Joy team contributed in drawing the smile on his face and to give the child and his family the hope and motivation to continue the life journey and accept pain and pain with a smile
Friday of joy initiative activity in the Gaza strip camps from July to December 2014.
The film: is a short video showing the activities of the Friday of joy initiative. These activities have inspired the drawing of smiles on the faces of children, improving their psychology and raising their morale
After the recent war on the Gaza Strip and the ongoing aggression by the occupation, we, as youth groups in Palestine Trauma Center, launched an initiative that serves the most important segments of society and are the children most affected by the war. Through our initiative we found many cases of children need psychological intervention Along with many recreational activities that have been followed.