Pressure Cooker Arts is currently working in partnership with Nawa for Culture and Arts Association (NCAA) in Deir al Balah, on a pilot series of educational/psychosocial photography workshops for children in Gaza from the ages of 10-15.
Experience highlights the need for international aid to go beyond delivering food, water and shelter and ensuring a child’s physical safety. There is not only an urgent need for psychosocial support for children, but also for investing in innovative projects that work closely with local grass-roots organisations and communities. So we're delighted to be working with NCAA, which was founded in 2014 by a group of young, passionate, dedicated and educated Palestinians to help empower their local communities through culture and arts programmes.
Our photography workshops are designed to help young participants to rebuild meaning, coherence and self-continuity, to relieve stress, and to limit the development of further complications, while also addressing interpersonal, family, social and cultural issues.
The aim is to establish a framework that can be run by local photographers/facilitators and youth trained in subsequent years, ensuring greater ownership, transfer of skills and a path to sustainability over time.
We are hugely grateful to the Network for Social Change for their generous contribution in support of the project. However, the project is not yet fully funded; please click on the button below to make a donation.