Report by Kwalitex Art and Craft co–operative
I was an Administrative Officer of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) who oversee staff at the District Office of the Commission. Amongst, the objectives of the NCCE, we have been mandated to educate the populace about their rights and civic responsibilities.
I benefited from a scholarship awarded by the Israeli government in the framework of the MASHAV training programme in the 1998 and pursued International Course on Local Economic Development.
As an artist (textiles technologist), I thought I was going to study art and adult education to learn Israeli technology and the rudiment of education to add more scales to my profession than the stated course. In fact, I was confused at the initial stage of the training programme. Later, the programme was interesting and transcend boundaries. During our study tours, to small – scale industries, it came to realization that Israel is a “tiny giant”in all aspect of development. They are self – dependent, hard working and accommodate all cultures. With this philosophy I established the Kwalitex Art and Craft Co- operative while working with the National Commission for Civic Education in a capacity as Assistant Civic Education Officer, Administration and a consultant to various charitable organizations.
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