Madaa Creative Center - Silwan organized a celebration of Eid Al-Fitr in which tens of children participated in the three branches “Wadi Hilweh, Ein Al Loza, and Batn Al Hawa”.
The coordinator of the main branch in Wadi Hilweh – Silwan, Hanadi Abbasi, said: “At Madaa Club we organized a celebration for Eid Al-Fitr with the children. The ceremony was marked by several activities, characterized by joy, dancing, laughter and drawing smiles on the faces of the children by listening to songs related to Eid and dancing to the tunes of these songs. We also had face painting, and a trivia competition related to the month of Ramadan and Eid; we distributed prizes to the winners. Children participated in various games during the ceremony and volunteered to distribute sweets to passers-by on the Wadi Hilweh Street in the town, and wished them a Happy Eid”.
In Ein Al Loza-Silwan branch, coordinator Abeer Al-Abbasi said: “Children celebrated Eid Al-Fitr by organizing a ceremony in which tens of children participated. The ceremony included different activities such as: children participating in Eid festivities, balloon activities, dancing with the clown, and face painting. Parents joined the ceremony and caused smiles on the faces of the children by playing with them; we distributed gifts and sweets to the participants. After the celebration was over the children distributed sweets to the shops and pedestrians in Ein Al Loza Street in the town and congratulated them on behalf of Mada Center.”
As for Batn Al Hawa-Silwan branch, coordinator Nemati Sanad said: “We have concluded the activities of the holy month of Ramadan with a celebration that was attended by tens of children. The ceremony included several segments, such as talks with children about the Eid and the month of Ramadan, and how to prepare for Eid, in addition to organizing races with colored rings, and a balloon competition where balloons are blown and attached to the children’s feet and must be protected from others to see who the winner is. One of the participants gave a speech on the farewell of Ramadan, and everyone sang Islamic songs. At the end, gifts were distributed and a basket of chocolates dedicated to housewives was decorated.”
The celebration followed a series of Ramadan events held by Madaa Center in its three branches. The children at Madaa Center greeted Ramadan by decorating the center and making lanterns using cartons and balloons, and making artistic crafts by recycling, taking advantage of egg cartons to make a chandelier and a big lantern. During the holy month, the staff of Madaa talked to the children about how Ramadan days should be spent by worshiping, praying and making supplication. Each branch devoted a day of the holy month to gather the children and talk to them about a particular topic related to the month, some of the topics included: “Taraweeh prayer, Ramadan cannon, mascara, food preferred during breakfast and suhur, the importance of suhoor, reading the Quran, the Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan.”
During the month of Ramadan, women made lanterns from colored beads during a handicraft class with trainer Amaal Al-Sabah.
In addition to continuing classes of Quran recitation, Dabkeh, Aikido, gymnastics and English classes.