Library on Wheels for Nonviolence and Peace - LOWNP
Library on Wheels for Nonviolence and Peace works in the following programs:- I. Children Peace Program. This program is based on reading materials and information as an important tool for children’s education. LOWNP works to bring books and information accessible to children so that they can discover the power of nonviolence, reconciliation and peace. Through collecting, storing and making available materials in order to promote a culture of nonviolence and peace. The activities of this program were carried out through the following projects: 1. Mobile Library Project (Van Circulation). 2. Children Parliament for Nonviolence. 3. Documentation Project (Nonviolence Literature). 4. Books along the Divide – Reading on the Checkpoints (Campaign). 5. Peace Culture through Sport. II. Conflict Transformation Program. This program is based on promoting a culture of nonviolence and peace through using of peaceful methods of conflict resolution. Moreover, providing consultancy, training resources and services to youth and organizations interested in nonviolence and peace. Through this program, the following projects and activities were implemented: 1. The House of Nonviolence Project. 2. Consultancy Project. 3. Eat and Drink Local Products Only (Campiagn). III. Mental Health Program. This project aims to assist the Library on Wheels for Non violence and Peace (LOWNP) in the conceptualization of the House of Non Violence (HoN) and to bring an expertise in mental health, to reinforce the abilities of LOWNP in mental health, to develop activities of primary prevention in the field of mental health, to develop activities of secondary prevention in the field of mental health: first support to the most vulnerable persons and orientation of serious cases to other mental health professionals and to advocate in abroad according to the present situation of the Palestinian population (more precisely in Hebron). IV. Islamic Peace Study Program. This program aims at conducting several studies and offering consultancy in the aspects related to Islam with focusing on Peace issues, coexistence, conventions and nonviolence. This program joins three main projects: 1. Round Table Project. 2. The Broadening Circle Project. 3. The Intercultural Diversity Follow-Up Project. V. Administration Development Program. This program aims to strengthen the internal capacity of LOWNP by ensuring the programs coordination and their timely planning, profiting from feedback, evaluation, setting up strategies, fundraising, building up influential groups, utilization of facilities and implementation and continuity of the programs through activities such as, facilitating meetings in-between the staff , the volunteers and the Board of Directors.