Play and work to avoid isolation


This project is realised in Palestine, with particular focus on Shu'fat refugees camp (East Jerusalem) with the aim to breack isolation suffered by population.

This project support the activities of educational centre Al Zuhur, including kindergarten for small children, sport activities for teens (football team, dabqa), social services for the families of Shu’fat camp and the opening of an embroidery laboratory which final function is to generate income for the centre.

But the aim of Play and Work is overall to create a network among organisations working in the field of sport and education inside Shu’fat camp and East Jerusalem, with organisation of meetings, common activities and trainings.

In addition, to increase awareness of civil society and politics on situation of the camp has been organised two public events in Jerusalem and one workshop in Italy.

Another key event of the project was the organisation, in 2010 and in 2011, of marathon Vivicittà, inside Shu’fat camp and in the old town of Jerusalem.


Project Details

Administrative Organisation
Project area
development cooperation
Timing [start date]
Timing [duration]
3 year(s)
Timing [status]
Project range
Palestinian Territory, OccupiedItaly
Financed by
European Union