WAFAC ends the educational and supportive project for students with special needs in South of Nablus schools
 
 
Launching an educational project supportive for students with special needs in South Nablus schools
Under the banner of the education is a right for all, WAFAC starts the implementation of a project activities that aims to support students with special needs in the educational process in cooperation with the Directorate of south Nablus, funded by the United Nations Human Rights / Office of the High Commissioner and UNDP which will continue until February 2013.
 
Women And Family Affairs Center concludes the TVET Awareness and Advocacy Campaign "Our children: Our Hope and Our Pain"
In the occasion of the International Women’s Day, WAFAC has celebrated the ending of the awareness and advocacy campaign events "Our Children: Our Hope and Our Pain" in TVET sector, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nablus and with partner institutions and funded by the BTC Agency. The ceremony was held in Asira Al Queblia village of Nablus District and attended by a crowd of women and female students who participated in the awareness campaign and by representatives of partner institutions. The ceremony included a set of words in which Sumaya Safadi, WAFAC manager, spoke about International Women's Day, and the achievements of the TVET awareness and advocacy campaign. From his side, spoke Nedal Khouri, the representative of the Belgian Project, about the importance of education and vocational training in Palestine and about projects supported by the BTC. Also, Maha Ahmed, the representative of Mother School Society and on behalf of the partner institutions, spoke about the importance of joint work and joint efforts between institutions, also a female student spoke about her participation experience in the TVET awareness seminars and how her colleagues and she have benefited from the project. The ceremony started with the National Anthem, a minute of silence for the martyrs’ souls and some artistic presentation such as songs and free poems; tackling prisoners issues and Palestinian heritage, in addition to the Dabke band, while 3 women spoke about their professional experiences in different projects. At the end of the ceremony, sweets and roses were distributed on women’s honor and on the occasion of their celebration of International Women’s Day.
 
Denmark signs a USD 4.6 million with NDC to support Human Rights and Good Governance Secretariat
The Danish Government joined on Monday Dec. 6, the Human Rights and Good Governance Secretariat that the NGO Development Center (NDC) is managing, by signing a funding agreement with the NDC for USD 4.6 million. By signing this agreement, the total funding for the second phase of the Secretariat which continues until June 2013, reaches USD 16.2 million. Denmark is a founding member in the first phase of the Secretariat which was established in 2008, and joined today beside Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
 
NDC Signs a Euro 5 Million Financing Agreement with the AFD
On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, the NGO Development Center (NDC) signed a financing agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) for a total amount of Euro 5 Million over a period of four years. The signing ceremony took place at the NGO Development Center in Alram. The agreement was signed by Mr. Herve Conan, the Country Director of the AFD, Mr. Ghassan Kasabreh, NDC Director, and by his Excellency the Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Mr. Frederic Desagneaux.
 
The NGO Development Center and NGO umbrella networks hold consultation workshop with international donors
The NGO Sector Strategic Framework for 2013-2017 will be based on broad and deep consultation with all stakeholders.
 
AFKAR Concludes the Palestinian Debate Forum Competition in 43 Public Schools within Four Palestinian Governorates
AFKAR for Educational and Cultural Development accomplished, as of PDFC events, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education/ General Administration for Activities and Programs, the second chapter of the preliminary phase, funded by the NGOs Development Center (NDC), on Thursday 10/5/2012, at Al-Ispaniyah School in Salfit.
 
NDC signs ‘Special Grant Facility’ agreements with nine human rights NGOs
On Monday 21st of May, nine grant agreements were signed with NGOs working in the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the NGO Development Center’s (NDC’s) main office in Al Ram. Ghassan Kasabreh (NDC Director), Jamileh Sahlieh (Grants Program Manager), Shadi Qare’ (Finance and Admin Manager) and Sjoerd Wiemer Sjoerdsma (Netherlands Representative Office Policy Officer) joined representatives of the successful applicant NGOs to sign the grant agreements.
 
PCBS reviews the current use of technology in the Palestinian Territory on the occasion of World Information Society Day
In 2011, 50.9% of households owned a computer in the Palestinian Territory: 53.2% in the West Bank and 46.5% in Gaza Strip. In 2004, around one quarter (26.4%) of households had a computer. Percentage of Households having Computer by Region, Selected Years In 2011, 53.7% of individuals (10 years and over) in the Palestinian Territory have access to computer: 54.8% in the West Bank and 51.7% in Gaza Strip: and 58.5% of males and 48.7% of females. Whereas in 2004, 35.7% of individuals have access to computer.
 
The NGO Development Center Holds Annual General Assembly Meeting
The continuous growth of NDC’s governance structure ensures a vibrant process of self-regulation.

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