Tamer Institute celebrates 25 years by stressing words as tools for survival

The celebration program included a reading by a young Palestinian who is member of the Tamer writing team. Photo: Tamer Institute

The celebration program included a reading by a young Palestinian who is member of the Tamer writing team. Photo: Tamer Institute

“A warm and peaceful celebration of the vision, despite all hardships.” Last week Tamer Institute for Community Education celebrated its 25th birthday, with the overall theme Words as tools for survival. An extensive program attended by at least 170 writers, illustrators, librarians and talented youths took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah.

Since 1989 the Tamer Institute has carried out reading promotion work for children and young people in West Bank and Gaza. It was founded to give children access to books and alternative learning as children’s and young people’s schooling, leisure time and lives suffered from the troubles in the area.

The program included, amongst other things, a reading of a piece by a young Palestinian from Gaza Strip who is a member of Tamer’s writing team, and a speech by Ms. Abla Naseer, the Head of Board members of Tamer.

The celebrations also honored the laureate of the 2014 Itisalat Award, Palestinian author and storyteller Sonia Nimer, whose book “Wonderful Trips in Mysterious Worlds” was published by Tamer Institute.

Link to Tamer Institute here.

Summary on YouTube:

The staff of the Tamer Institute.

The staff of the Tamer Institute.

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Sonia Nimer amused the audience with her imaginative and laughter provocative speech. Here surrounded by children.

Sonia Nimer amused the audience with her imaginative and laughter provocative speech. Here surrounded by young adults.

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