Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
“Silwan Excels” aims to address the needs of the entire community of Silwan by providing a safe and enabling environment where children and young people can engage in artistic and cultural activities. In turn, these contribute to their well-being and self-development, improve their relationship and interaction with their environment, and open up opportunities for talented children to continue their training towards a future career in cultural production. The project is implemented in partnership with the Jerusalem Youth Cultural Forum.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
1. Creativity and culture are strengthened in Silwan and Jerusalem through arts education and promotion a. 130 students aged 4-18 years (58% females), have been enrolled in 3 structured art education programs (music, dabkeh, and painting). b. 595 students, aged 8-14 years (36% females), have been exposed to arts through 20 educational concerts organized at public schools in Jerusalem 2. JYCF empowered as a cultural and community organization in Silwan a. A preliminary draft of the strategic framework has been prepared b. 15% increase in JYCF's budget for 2020.