Alwan wa Awtar believes that art is a fundamental tool for self-expression and self-exploration. Practicing arts enhances cognitive abilities and contributes to the development of many skills such as observation, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving.
The Community Library is an open space where children of all ages are exposed to culture and knowledge, through different means. The main aim is to make reading a habit, if not a passion, as reading is an essential condition to access knowledge.
There is growing concern about the state of our public schools and the quality of education underprivileged children obtain through that system. The classroom setting, which at times hosts up to 60 students per class, is limited to narration of lifeless and sometimes irrelevant material.
At A&A ‘giving’underpins everything that we do. As much as we give young people a chance to develop themselves, they also give us something which is just as valuable: an understanding of what it means to have hope, determination and an ability to smile through any hardships.