Jun 25, 2018

Eid al Fitr and Summer Camps - Summer in Palestine

Announcing our summer camps 2018!
Announcing our summer camps 2018!

Hi there! 

Hope the summer is going great for you so far! Karama Organization is having a full program with activities in the rooftop greenhouses project; with new participants just receiving their new little gardens and 60 other ones now enjoying already a THIRD tasteful harvest. Oh and don't forget on-going construction at Karama's center to create more space for all our activities (we can't wait to show you!).  But not only that; Ramadan, the month of fasting, is also mid-way giving lots of opportunities for community iftars and other activities. 

Not in the least, this Ramadan we will take part in another food distribution for the most needed refugee families! In the last days of Ramadan, we will spread packages with basic food supplies (rice, oil, pasta, beans, tuna, sugar and many other items with a long shelf-life). This will happen, like last year, in partnership with Penny Appeal from the UK! Let's stress again how grateful we are to serve our community through this great partnership. 

Next up will be the Eid holidays, expected on Friday the 16th of June. 

After the holiday festivities, we will soon move on to our next highlight; the summer camps! Due to Ramadan falling right at the start of this summer, we will start our first seasonal activities for the children mid-summer - but that won't spoil the fun for anybody I'm sure! We're open for any child from the camp to participate and are now waiting for kids to come and subscribe. 

With the team making the first arrangements for these summer activities - what are your suggestions for a great summer camp? 

Let us know - hit reply - write us on Facebook! 

For the ones observing we hope you experience a blessed last week of Ramadan and enjoy a wonderful Eid with family and friends! 

Sunny wishes from the whole Karama Team

This report was originally published on 12th of June - but comes to you with some delay... 

Beautiful harvest growing in the greenhouses
Beautiful harvest growing in the greenhouses
Jun 12, 2018

Ramadan, Eid al Fitr and Summer Camps - Summer in Palestine!

Wonderful harvest from the greenhouses!
Wonderful harvest from the greenhouses!

Hi there! 

Hope the summer is going great for you so far! Karama Organization is having a full program with activities in the rooftop greenhouses project; with new participants just receiving their new little gardens and 60 other ones now enjoying already a THIRD tasteful harvest. Oh and don't forget on-going construction at Karama's center to create more space for all our activities (we can't wait to show you!).  But not only that; Ramadan, the month of fasting, is also mid-way giving lots of opportunities for community iftars and other activities. 

Not in the least, this Ramadan we will take part in another food distribution for the most needed refugee families! In the last days of Ramadan, we will spread packages with basic food supplies (rice, oil, pasta, beans, tuna, sugar and many other items with a long shelf-life). This will happen, like last year, in partnership with Penny Appeal from the UK! Let's stress again how grateful we are to serve our community through this great partnership. 

Next up will be the Eid holidays, expected on Friday the 16th of June. 

After the holiday festivities, we will soon move on to our next highlight; the summer camps! Due to Ramadan falling right at the start of this summer, we will start our first seasonal activities for the children mid-summer - but that won't spoil the fun for anybody I'm sure! We're open for any child from the camp to participate and are now waiting for kids to come and subscribe. 

With the team making the first  arrangements for these summer activities - what are your suggestions for a great summer camp? 

Let us know - hit reply - write us on Facebook! 

For the ones observing we hope you experience a blessed last week of Ramadan and enjoy a wonderful Eid with family and friends! 

Sunny wishes from the whole Karama Team

Announcing our summer camps 2018!
Announcing our summer camps 2018!

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Apr 30, 2018

Who wants a taste of Palestine?

Karama present at the Bazaar!
Karama present at the Bazaar!

This month, Karama kicked off its production of traditional food products by the hands of our refugee women, who are all participating in Karama's Rooftop Greenhouse project! (The project YOU donated to!) A nice selection of products is now for sale locally. The market was entered through a local event, organized in the newly opened UNRWA clinic. 

Karama is now the proud producer of tasteful traditional food products, like different types of jam (strawberry, orange, raisins), pickles, zaatar, date paste and dried yogurt in olive oil. All these products are made by the women active in Karama’s project, under the supervision of the project’s engineer. Raw materials are sourced from local farmers, and soon the greenhouse production can also be used. Through this initiative, refugee women will become social entrepreneurs developing a fabulous end-product with both market and social values!

Let’s take a moment to send a big thanks to our Karama staff, all project participants and the local UNRWA office who participated with us in the local Bazaar!

During one of the Bazaar days, the UNRWA organized a workshop on a serious reoccurring problem in the camp namely the use of tear gas by the Israeli army when they storm the camp (day and night). The lecture covered the impact of the gas on children and elderly among other things and equipped all who attended with relevant information on how to deal with this issue. It also confirmed the illegality of this use of this type of gas in densely populated areas especially close to the schools or family homes. It is clear the occupation army is not following any international treaty or human rights convention with regard to this issue and tramps the needs and rights of our children and women. 

Some of the seniors attending this event were the head of the UNRWA in Deheishe camp, head of UNRWA in the Southern West Bank and the director of operations in Palestine, namely Scott Anderson. They all spoke much appreciation for the work Karama has accomplished in the past year, and we were so happy to show him some of the fruits of our hands. I believe the Strawberry jam was favored by most of them! 

Something else that was showcased during the Bazaar were the handicraft and knitted products from the women, who have been active in the last 2 months with knitting lessons. Many of them started fresh in this area and were able to already develop a beautiful selection of wool and cotton products. It is lovely to see the results of their hands, but also see the women pleased with being active in a useful way; creating beautiful items that will be happily used by the lucky buyer. 

Remember, Karama products are now available for selling locally and who knows soon in a store near you! ;) 

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Email us at luay@karama.org with any feedback or comments.

 

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UNRWA officials checking out our produce.
UNRWA officials checking out our produce.
Karama started selling jams, pickles, yogurt& more
Karama started selling jams, pickles, yogurt& more

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