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The New Abraham center was founded in 2004 ,by Samira Srur Fadil , the founder of Ibrahimi center in 1994 , with the help of Palestinian friends and the support of our friends in NOSAG Norwegian support committee for The Abraham Center In the Gaza Strip.
The Ibrahimi Center lived on the fund got from NORAD from Norway Till the year 2002 and this was one of the reasons encouraged Samira to establish NPACL .
The Abraham Center's MISSION STATEMENT:
It is our goal..."To empower Palestinian people by awareness and understanding through dialogue with others."
The Center's main activities:
Building local awareness and opportunities through language teaching (Arabic, Hebrew and English) and with future plans for Information Technology training and an international Folk High School.
Creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and interaction by providing a place where Palestinians, Israelis and others from all over the world can meet, talk, know each other and learn.
(see People to People activities
- In learning languages and the cultures they reflect, a dialogue between people has begun - the first step to understanding and friendship.
The history and culture of the Palestinian people, particularly in Gaza, is rich and unique and an increased awareness and pride in this heritage will teach the people of Gaza to look to themselves with a greater self-esteem
and build a better understanding of their neighbors.
Through learning and talking together, barriers are broken,
prejudices and stereotypes re-examined and contacts established
between the inhabitants of Gaza and the outside world.
Keeping place with the rapidly developing Gaza Strip, it's emerging autonomy and steps towards understanding, the New Abraham Center is looking to develop its activities . Firstly with the opening of an Information Technology (Computer) Center, a complement to the language training currently offered which will meet a dire need for this sort of training to build the new Palestinian economy and the international relationships upon which it depends.
Secondly, we hope over the next three years to establish the first Palestinian Folk High School,building on the Scandinavian educational philosophy of this movement, adapted to the unique culture and particular needs of Gaza.