Since its inception back in 2003, Development for People and Nature Association DPNA, was able to create positive relationships with the local community members, stakeholders, private sector, municipalities, local NGOs, and others who help shape the needs in the projects that DPNA implements. Moreover, DPNA believes in networking, which has supported it to become one of the leading organizations in many regional and national campaigns and networks.
Although DPNA works on the national level, its main office is based in Saida city where it was established and initiated. DPNA is opening El Moltaqa, an interactive space, to create positive change in the cultural and art life of the city through youth empowerment and motivation.
El Moltaqa reflects a model of how art, culture and education can create huge impact on youth involvement in public concern, increase their sense of belonging and explore their talents and capabilities.
El Moltaqa’s goal is contributing to the improvement of the social and cultural fabric of Saida city and its surroundings through increasing youth involvement and role in art, culture and education. El Moltaqa is equipped with an interactive culture and art center which includes public library, coffee shop, internet access, art gallery, dialogue activities, art workshops, training room, meeting room, cinema club, small theater and vocational training workshops.
“Not just a place to go, a place to go further” El Moltaqa provides youth living in Saida city and the surroundings with qualitative choices for their free time. Zawaya El Moltaqa is where you can see that happening. Take time in checking our photo gallery, get to know what books we have in our public library and write a little something for us to remember in the guest book.
El Moltaqa seizes to contribute to the improvement of the social and cultural fabric of Saida city and its surroundings through increasing youth involvement and role in art, culture and education. El Moltaqa is an equipped interactive culture and art
center which includes public library, coffee shop, internet access, art gallery, dialogue activities, art workshops, equipped training room, meeting room, cinema club, small theater and vocational training workshops.
El Moltaqa focuses on promoting art and supporting art creations therefore it will organize art workshops with expert trainers based on youth needs such as (theater, dance, music, painting, etc.…). El Moltaqa will also promote and work on reviving the memory of the city, through promoting community leaders who marked the history of Saida city chosen from different fields and taking into consideration gender balance. This is done through story telling or showing documentaries.
Capacity Building Trainings
The public library includes more than 3000 books which cover all topics: media, literature, politics, religion, novels, analysis, and it includes specialized sections on culture of peace, human rights, advocacy, citizenship, and entrepreneurship in addition to an electronic library (launching soon) and internet accessibility aiming at creating different choices for reading. You can check the full list of our available books here.
More than 3000 books
El Moltaqa hosts a youth friendly – smoke free coffee shop with Internet access. It is the place where you can come to have a cup of coffee and be surrounded by books, art gallery and photos reflecting the history and the memory of Saida. Grab your studies and work and come on over because you are about to get cozy and entertained!
Azzam Building, Corniche El Baher Street, First Floor, Saida - Lebanon
Landline: +961 7 727005
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