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3rd Round of Action for Hope in Assiut

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Third Round of Action for Hope to Take Place at Al Dowair Village, in Assiut

from 3 to 13 November

After the great success of the 2 previous rounds of Action for Hope initiative in Estable Antar in Cairo and Syrian refugees’ camp in Tripoli – Lebanon, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), in Collaboration with Ahmed Bahaa El Din Friends Association,  launched the next round of Action for Hope which took place in Assiut, from 3- 13 November 2013.

The program of the initiative included art workshops in theater, music, visual arts, film and creative writing, artistic events, vocational training workshops in computer graphics and video filming and editing, basic education classes for primary and preparatory school children using speed learning methods, basic medical aid, sports activities, and Psychological consultations for individuals. It also included distributions of donated books, art materials, musical instruments, medicines and medical supplies, computers, and sports gear.

The volunteer artists, doctors, teachers and athletes who took part in this action are: Idriss Ackla from Morocco, Hamdi Juwayni and Sayf Aldin Al Jelassi from Tunisia, Maan Hasbani from Syria,  Ahmed Ezzat, Ahmed Elshamy, Ayman Helmy,  Basma El Husseiny, Hamdy Reda, Mohamed Said,  Nada Riad  and Osama El Metwaly from Egypt.

Action for Hope aims to support and empower distressed communities suffering from war, displacement, violent political turmoil, or difficult living conditions, through providing them with tools for expression, learning, healing, creativity and communication. The initiative seeks to provide a comprehensive package of services and activities that address the material, moral and emotional needs of these communities in order to help them re-constitute their lives and regain their ability to function socially. In 2013, the initiative’s work will be focused on Syria and Egypt, in response to the undergoing turbulent political and social changes.

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