‎List of News and Activities through 2011‎

  • 15/08/2010: A meeting with the president of “Shams Organization” for human rights (Mr. ‎Omar Rahhal), that discussed mechanisms of mutual support and expertise exchange ‎between “Nafs empowerment” and “Shams Organization”. The meeting went positively ‎, an agreement was reached to perform some mutual activities of common interests.
  • ‎17/08/2010: A meeting between “Gaza Center” for human rights, represented by Mr. ‎Samih Muhsin and “Nafs empowerment” represented by Mr. Nasser Yousef, about the forms ‎of coordination and cooperation.‎
  • ‎22/08/2010: A meeting with the Ministry of Social Affairs representative and the coordinator ‎of organization support Ms. Abeer Abu Kishk with the director of “Nafs empowerment” ‎Mr. Nasser Mattar and Ibrahim Musa. Which discussed ways of supporting “Nafs” ‎organization. ‎ A Meeting with Mr. Amin Annab General Manager of Social Affairs Directorate in ‎Ramallah and Mr. Ahmad Hattab the Coordinator of Organizations Affairs at the ‎Directorate, the meeting was about ways of cooperation to help and empower the ‎society.‎
  • A Meeting with Dr. Eyad Al Barghouthi, director of “Ramallah Center for Human Rights ‎Studies”, where he welcomed to cooperate and coordinate with “Nafs empowerment” to ‎hold mutual activities, also he offered “Nafs” to use the hall at the Center.‎
  • ‎26/10/2010: Workshop joint with Psychiatry Specialists Union in Bethlehem for four ‎hours, 20 participants attended the workshop.‎
  • A Meeting between the head of Psychology Department at Birzeit University Mr. Mouris ‎and the director of “Nafs empowerment” Mr. Nasser Mattar, they discussed mutual ‎cooperation and agreed to hold specialized workshops for students at the university to ‎train students and graduates on the skills of psychological counseling process.
  • ‎09/01/2011 Workshop about Empowerment and Stress at Palestine Technical College in ‎cooperation with Students Affairs at the College, 22 students and teachers attended.‎
  • 20/02/2011: Workshop about Empowerment and Stress for parents of students that ‎suffer Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Surda Center for Autistic Children.‎
  • ‎25/04/2011: Italian delegation from the village of Romallo, members of Confronte ‎Organization met with the director of “Nafs empowerment”, number of Minsters and ‎Parliament Members, the delegation offered condolence for Arguny.‎
  • ‎30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” and the vice president – Durgham ‎Khalil, met with an Italian delegation of 9 members from Confronti Organization among ‎the delegation were ambassadors, university teachers and journalists, also a ‎representative from the Ministry of Interior.‎
  • President and the vice president of Nafs along with the undersecretary of the Ministry of ‎Detainee’s Affairs Mr. Zeyad Abu A’ein and the president of the Prisoners’ Club Mr. ‎Qadurah Fares, met with an Italian delegation of 9 members from Confronti Organization ‎among the delegation were ambassadors, university teachers and journalists.‎
  • ‎30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” Mr. Nasser Mattar and the vice ‎president Mr. Durgham Khalil, met with an Italian delegation and a number of Parliament ‎Members at a Business Lunch in Jifna village – Ramallah.‎
  • ‎30/04/2011: The director of “Nafs empowerment” accompanies the Italian delegation ‎from Confronti Organization in a visit to Birzeit University and the Public Relations ‎department at the university, during the visit they were introduced to the operations and ‎teaching at the university.‎
  • ‎22/05/2011: A meeting between The director of “Nafs empowerment”, with Mr. Basim ‎Qashua’ Manager of the “Continuous Education Center” at Al Quds open university and ‎the president of the Social Development Program Dr. Emad Shtayah, it was initially ‎agreed to execute the Diploma Project for graduates in cooperation with “Nafs ‎Empowerment”.‎
  • ‎12/05/2011:A meeting of the representatives of “Nafs empowerment” and the Palestine ‎Friendship Center for Cultural Exchange where it was agreed to hold mutual social, ‎cultural and psychological activities.‎
  • ‎13/05/2011: “Nafs empowerment” and the “Palestine Friendship Center” visit Bila’een ‎Village to stand on the conditions of the people, and to think of ways to cooperate and ‎coordinate together in order to provide a professional aid socially and psychologically for ‎the people of the village. Also, the delegation visited “Alhadaf center” and stood on the ‎activities provided by the center and discussed ways of cooperation in order to serve the ‎future goals of our Palestinian society.‎
  • ‎20/05/2011:A meeting between “Nafs empowerment” and the director of the “Friendship ‎& Cultural Cooperation Organization” Mr. BasimQashua’, with the purpose of ‎cooperation and coordination between the two organizations.
  • ‏25‏‎/05/2011:A meeting with the president of “Hayat” institution in Ramallah Mr. Fadel Al ‎Khaledi that discussed cooperation and coordination to encourage the development and ‎empowerment of youth and non-violence philosophy.‎
  • Taking part in the Non-violence Conference in Beirut with “ANWAR university” (Arabic ‎Non-violence) in 04/02/2011, several Arab and International Organizations were present.‎
  • Meeting with Dr. Walid Salibi and Aghareed Yunan to discuss ways of cooperation ‎between “Nafs empowerment” and “ANWAR university” to support non-violence ‎philosophy also “Hayat Palestine society” was present at the meeting.‎
  • Meeting with Nahlah Ghandour, Laila Kanafani and Hana Al Khalil from ‎‎“RawdatGhassan” institute to discuss cooperation and executing mutual educational and ‎psychological projects.‎
  • 25\9\2011 “Nafs empowerment” and “Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies”, ‎hosted an Italian delegation from Aosta province (North of Italy) led by Mr. Jan Carlo ‎Russo the head of the “International Group for tolerance and non-violence”, and Ms. ‎Sabia the head of “Peace & Development institute”, they discussed “Nafs” organization’s ‎role in supporting and empowering the Palestinian society and mitigating their stress, ‎and “Nafs’” role in spreading the culture of democracy, human rights and tolerance in ‎Palestine and around the world.‎
  • ‎25/09/2011: “Nafs empowerment” and the Aosta province delegation visit the Ministry of ‎Detainees and meet with the minister Mr. Issa Qaraqe who briefed the delegation on the ‎status of Palestinian prisoners (in Israeli prisons) and their daily sufferings.‎
  • ‎25/09/2011: the Italian Aosta province delegation met with the manager of “Nafs” in ‎Gaza Strip joined by a number of Parliament Members, they were listening to their daily ‎hardships and suffering that resulted from the siege on the Strip, and discussed ways of ‎providing psychological and social aid to the people of Gaza.
  • Participating in the “Voluntary Work” conference with Ramallah Center for Birzeit ‎University students, and lecturing the participating students.‎
  • Taking part at the seminar that was held on the Palestinian Quest for a State and its ‎Political, Social, Economic and Psychological effect on the Palestinian Society.‎
  • Providing support for individuals and groups, and trying to mitigat their social and mental ‎hardships.‎
  • Executing a number of individual counseling interventions for families that suffer from ‎stress and mental hardships.‎
  • Carrying out several lectures and activities for children regarding Child Rights
  • Workshop for Birzeit University students about communication and social work, and ‎course about the enhancement and development of the society in cooperation with ‎Ramallah Center for Human Rights.‎
  • ‎10/11/2011: workshop about leadership and team work, 23 students from the Faculty of ‎Education at “Al-Najah University” took part in the workshop, it was executed in ‎cooperation and coordination with Mr. Sami Al-Kilani the Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Ali ‎Habaieb vice president of the university expressed his great appreciation for the idea ‎and the effort put on for this workshop, he also welcomed all the visitors and ‎participants. The workshop, which was led by trainer Mr. Nasser Mattar (director of ‎Nafs), included a number of practical and theoretical activities about leadership and its ‎qualities and the importance of a leader in holding a team together.‎
  • ‎15-16/12/2011 participating in a workshop on the role of youth in the change and the ‎achievement of social justice and inclusion of mental health with the Association and ‎Arab Resource in the Jordan implementation of a workshop for mentors in the schools ‎about enabling light guidance counselors professionally trained through self-regulation of ‎their activities and management of the school counseling program.
  • Participation in the workshop held by the “Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies” ‎on the role of Islamic movements in the Arab socio-political system.
  • 26/12/2011 A Meeting with the Director of Continuing Education Program at the ‎University of Jerusalem and the initial agreement on cooperation in groups and ‎workshops for graduates of social service
  • 28/12/2011 follow up with individual counseling cases at “Nafs empowerment.