Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
1. Innovative, well-structured drama, theatre and video-animation activities are offered as a co-curricular free expression programme, changing the rote-learning character of school education in Gaza. School children (aged 8-17) are strengthened by re-gained coping mechanisms, and increased life competences and self-efficacy, personal creative expression, social participation, and entrepreneurship. Schoolteachers are trained in drama and interactive education. 2. The project aims to support and develop the innovation of TDP’s artistic operation in Gaza in the area of youth entrepreneurship: we propose to create a Youth Hub - a space beyond school and theatre - where young people (aged 15-25) can generate ideas, exchange innovative community arts initiatives, and other cultural youth activities. They are empowered towards independent action as social or commercial entrepreneurs. 3. Young unemployed adults (18-28 years) engage in TDP’s Drama Curriculum and the Proactive Women Training that focuses on theatre and life skills, as well as on connections with community and formal education systems in Gaza. They are capacitated as community leaders in arts and culture. Trained youth share the things they learned with large groups of children, other youth, and women throughout the Gaza Strip.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
1. Increased capacities of children, youth, their families, and educators to practice creative free expression as a tool of change. 2. Independent innovative and creative youth initiatives are encouraged, enabled and supported.