The calendar was successfully launched as part of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in Beirut. Read more...
All Proceeds are Donated to the Kindergartens of the GKCF
Proceeds from the sale of this calendar go to support the education of children in the kindergartens of the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation.
Last year, the total sales of the 2011 Calendar covered the annual tunitions of 35 children.Thank you all for your support, we hope that we can offer the same, if not more, for 2012.
Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation
The Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) was founded as a Lebanese NGO on July 8th 1974, on the second commemoration of the martyrdom of Ghassan Kanafani, author, journalist, artist and spokesman for the Palestinian people. The Foundation establishes and runs kindergartens and rehabilitation centers for children with disabilities in the Palestinian refugee camps and deprived areas in Lebanon. With a capacity for 700 children, the centers are located in Nahr Al Bared, Baddawi, Mar Elias, Bourj Barajneh, Ain Al Helweh and Rashidyeh.
An additional 700 children benefit from the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation's out-reach program for disabled children, children's libraries, art centers and clubs. Over 100 dedicated staff members and many volanteers work within the Foundation's four committees: administrative, educational, fundraising and projects.
This Calendar was created by Falak Shawwa in support of the GKCF. Falak Shawwa spent the past several years photographing children in the GKCF centers. Much of her work and exhibitions of the children in the refugee camps in Lebanon was in support of the foundation. Falak continues to photograph the Palestinian children in the camps. For more about the photographer, please visit: www.falakshawwa.com
It is so refreshing to see photographs of Palestinian children, just being who they are...children. To be reminded that they are resilient in spite of the horrors that they have had to endure and still do everyday. We want our children to be happy and have some normalacy even in a life that is anything but. Falak Shawa has relentlessly captured those precious moments, and I love her vision which is clear and consistent all the way through. The calendar is also sleek and stylish, the ultra slim elongated format is great because it can fit anywhere. It also comes beautifully packaged which makes for a really beautifully presented gift. The tear out postcards are brilliant, because you just will not want to throw those charming pictures when the year is over!