To build a strong, knowledgeable, and involved Arab Palestinian community in Silwan and to provide educational and recreational activities and courses mainly for children, teenagers, and women
Madaa Creative Center
مركز مدى الإبداعي
Organization TypeNongovernmental Organization (NGO)
Areas of Work
Culture, Arts, and Music,
Location of Work
Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,
Madaa Creative Center (MCC), a nonprofit, nongovernmental community-based center, was founded in 2007 to serve, educate, and strengthen the Jerusalemite community, especially the children, youth, and women in Silwan. It offers programs and activities on education and culture, legal aid, women’s empowerment, and psychosocial support and protection.
These programs create a safe learning and empowerment environment. Activities include art, music, dance, and media. The center chose a fig leaf to be its logo because the people of Silwan are very proud of the fig trees grown in their town. These fig trees bear fruit twice a year and are called Dalfour figs.
The center has five locations and runs a playground (Wadi Hilweh Park), a kindergarten, a legal department, a media department (Wadi Hilweh Information Center), and a facility in Batn al-Hawa. It hosts the Edward Said Library, a 4,000-volume library that runs book clubs, discussion groups, and a computer center.