ASILES, a French NGO working in the Palestinian camps
Posted by worriedlebanese on 20/10/2006
Asiles is a French NGO for intercultural action and solidarity. It has been working since 1998 on a programme in Beddawi, a Palestinian Camp in Northern Lebanon (next to Tripoli). Its members organised a meeting today in Paris to present their activities to friends and acquaintances who could be interested in their works and be of some help (give them ideas, suggestions, feed-back, contacts…).
I was quite impressed by their work. They have created and help sustain a Franco-Palestinian Friendship House (MAFPA) that has ongoing year round activities with a local staff. And they organise every year, wit the help of French and Palestinian volunteers a three week programme for children which has for a main focus the teaching of French but in link with other activities such as theatre, mime, video, puppets, journalism… Their work is really interesting and very professional, and they are evolving very quickly, learning from their experience, successes and failings.
For more info: www.asiles.org