The National Reading Campaign in the Palestinian Society 2014
Slogan “Reading: A Rite and A Print”
Tamer Institute for Community Education launches, during the month of April, The National Reading Campaign in the Palestinian Society 2014, under the slogan ““Reading: A Rite and A Print”. The campaign includes activities at various locations where the Palestinian society is based. The Campaign reiterates the wide partnership with and participation of at least 350 Palestinian local organizations, community centers, libraries and youth clubs.
Humans are born with characteristics that form their entities as they grow. Experiences work to carve their own entities into new appearances of perfection or disguise, or both together. For an old man, his life style is imprinted by rites of wisdom and hesitance resulting from life changing, merciful and unmerciful experiences, or even by imprinting readings of books. Also, a young woman/man shows drifting courage that is originally denounced by older, less courageous people in the same community. Children and young people, by so, show greater readiness to experience new rites and norms, which contribute to a renewed life experience in their communities. Such rites and norms stamp the renewed nature of experiences as a revived identity, a Palestinian revived identity.
While Palestinians continue to refuse undesired appearances of their society, this campaign aims to continue building on positive practices “Stamps of the revived identity” as in generosity, wellness, diligence and love. Reading in this respect too, is a necessary practice, a necessary imprint of a society that feeds all practices. Reading people’s needs, complexities, and collectivity operators, lead to reforming the Palestinian style, print and representation.
The stamp on the poster grants legitimacy to the communal partnership and participation in reading promotion for the past 25 years, and approving the Palestinian right to life. Stamps too, represent a journey experience of reading promotion that exceeded the local national experience in Palestine to a regional and worldly experience.
The National Reading Campaign in the Palestinian society invites all Palestinians to join the joy, exploration, and learning with family and friends. It invites all Palestinian to stamp their lives with a reading habit.
TAMER Institute for Community Education is an educational non-governmental organization established in 1989 as a natural and necessary response to the urgent needs of the Palestinian community during the first intifada (uprising).The most important of these is the need to acquire means to help people learn and become productive. Focusing principally on the rights to education, identity, freedom of expression, and access to information, Tamer works across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, primarily targeting children and young adults to encourage and deepen opportunities of learning among them. (Read more)