Lajee CenterAida Refugee Camp
|Contact person:||Diab Zayed|
- Overnight facilities
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
The Lajee Center was established in Aida Camp in April 2000 by a group of 11 young people from the Camp who wanted to serve the community. It is an independent, Palestinian, non-governmental organization.
Lajee organizes cultural, social, artistic and athletic activities for refugee youth in the Bethlehem area. While its activities are currently concentrated in Aida Camp, Leeja already works with children from Dheisheh and Azza Camps and moreover with Bethlehem and Beit Jala cities. Lajee tries to expand its projects to include more children from the surrounding area. The Leeja Center also hopes to increase the number of volunteers from the area.
Lajee structures and implements its activities in such a way as to eliminate discrimination against women. Activities are organized with the goal of fostering in the participants a wider understanding of the world in which they live, focusing on issues relating specifically to their own society, culture and history, as well as the global context.
Laaje's hope is to develop the social awareness of the children, deepen their education and provide them with the critical skills necessary for them to take on an active role in their society.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts and partnerships in the fields of our work.