Children Happiness Center was
founded in 1998 in the Eastern part of
Nablus and was initiated by
Nablus Municipality in
cooperation and sponsorship of the
The Center was built on a total land of
8000 m2 and receives male and female
children with maximum age of 14 years
old. The annual membership is symbolic
to enable a large number of children to
become members and friends of the center
and they can be involved in voluntary
works. The reason behind collecting
these symbolic fees is to create a
spirit of loyalty among children and to
empower their capacities. Three thousand
four hundred children from the Nablus
city, villages and refugees camps
benefit from the Center’s activities.
is being managed by a Board of Trustees
consists of members of the city council and
figures from the local community who are
experts in the field of children.
Contact person: Ms. Samah Hanoon.
objectives of the Center are:
Promoting social and cultural life
Building the talents and capacities
of children through playing method.
Develop the positive behavior among
Invest children’s leisure time
through educational curricula.
Play yards for children provided
with games such as football,
basketball and handball.
External stage provided with cinema
presenting documentary, educational
and entertainment films for
Hosts different festivals for
national and social occasions.
Graduation celebrities for different
Traditional Palestinian Dancing (Dabkeh)
Cultural competition between members
and others from outside.
Sport games between members and
other teams from outside.
Different drawing workshops
Field trips inside and outside the
The center is planning to build an
internal multi-purpose hall to serve
the center’s activities during the
wintertime in order to maintain
sustainability of its activities.
Develop the external games and
obtain new games in appropriate with
Build swimming pools for children.
The Friends’ Club of the Children
Happiness Center consists of members
over 14 years old from both sexes whose
membership was terminated due to the
fact that the center’s services do not
fulfil their needs and aspirations.
Emphasize the principle of former
members’ continuity with the center.
Promote leadership qualities among
youth and train them on supervision
Strengthen loyalty and cooperation
values in addition to voluntary and
teamwork attributes among youth.
Involve youth in organization of
festivals and activities conducted
by the center.
The former members are divided into
different committees such as
Cleaning Committees, Reception
Committee, First Aid Committee, and
The members will be subject to
training courses on communication
skills, conflict resolution
practices between children.
The number of this group is twenty one from
both sexes playing on all musical
instruments in different national and
religious occasions wearing a very
with their separated parents
The children meet their separated parents at
the center through an official request
submitted to the court by the department of
Social Affairs. The meetings take place
twice a week and the number of cases is
fourteen till present.
The program is supervised
by the head of Care and Childhood Division
at the Department of Social Affairs in
Nablus in cooperation with the head of the
Children Happiness Center.
The center secures an
appropriate psychological environment for
children and their separated parents in
addition to the necessary protection due to
the confidentiality of the issue. The center
is a substitute for the Police center where
this type of sensitive activity used to take
place with its inconvenient atmosphere. This
category of children also participates in
the center’s entertainment activities.
The football team consists of permanent
members of the center and they are well
trained on the international football game
rules. The team is being supervised by
professional trainers from the “Italian
Inter Milan Team” and it participates in a
number of courtesy football games with other
football teams and clubs in Italy.
The Stage Monitor
This monitor is provided with cinema shows
that enable presenting educational and
academic programs within specialized topics
and discuss different issues.
Conduct an open day for the boycott of the
Israeli commodities and support local and
national products. These days take place on
the Center’s land for the exposition of
local and national products and was attended
by a number of prominent figures namely the
Mayor, governor, deputy minister of supply
and a significant number of public and
Conduct a public open day
for drawing entitled “Sun for All” with the
participation of big number of children with
age category 6-12 at the Martyr’s Circle. As
this area was blocked by Israeli
authorities, children in this feel secured,
play in a friendly atmosphere, free to
express their feelings and sentiments in an
open and natural environment different from
restriction imposed on them. This represents
a message from Palestinian children to
children in different parts of the world
that they have the full right for life and
The drawings reflect the
daily frequent features of the Palestinian
daily life. This activity was covered by
audio and visual media.
Festival for Union of the
Handicapped: this festival was
attended by a large number of
institutions. It included
competitions and distribution of
musical instruments and presents
among handicapped to enable them
participate in songs and music
Palestinian Children Festival (5
April each year): this festival is
conducted on Children Happiness
Center’s stage each year.
International Elders’ Festival
(1/10/2003): This festival is
conducted each year and attended by
a large number of concerned parties,
public and private institutions,
charitable societies in addition to
the elders themselves. Traditional
Palestinian dancing and songs were
among activities of the festival
such as Dabkeh, & Zajal, An-Najah
National University music team
contributed in distributing presents
and playing music to the elders.
The Center hosts a large number of
kindergartens and summer clubs to
implement entertainment programs and
educational activities inside the
Center. Moreover, targeted plays
were conducted on the external stage
of the Center which is furnished
with sound and light systems.