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Organization: Gudran for Arts and Development
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes :
* The types of activities have increased. Developmental ideas have become more acceptable to civil community, which is reflected on the great interest in the Association's new activities as well as on daily attitudes in rural communities.
* The reason behind this progress may be the use of art as a gate to development, also the vivid environment created by artistic workshops which aim at raising cultural awareness of and communicating with community members.

Measures of success:  
                             
* Rise in the phase outcome of workshops
* High interest in the activities
* Extension of activities to include other activities in parallel
* Practice of artistic activities in everyday life (homes and cafes)

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles encountered :

* Decline of the educational level
* The economic condition of villages
* The social make-up of fishermen communities
* Social capacities of technical trainers

Measures of failure:

* Decline of phase outcome
* Low interest of community members and indifference to the progress achieved by their  kindred (children, sisters, brothers, etc)
* Confinement to a group of trainees and failure to reach others.
* Failure to promote the activities outside the workshop on the long run

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Boosting poor and marginalized communities by using art as a means of development.
* Holding artistic workshops for youth, women and children
* Organizing meetings and artistic conferences nationally and internationally
* Organizing artistic work camps nationally and internationally

Most important activities :

* Organizing a number of artistic workshops daily
* Organizing 3 international artistic work camps that gathered people of different nationalities and created a healthy environment for change of expertise between youths from different cultures.
* Holding an international artistic meeting to support young leaders inside the fishermen's village in El-Max (a suburban region in Alexandria) where 18 artists have been invited from Africa, France, the Arab countries and Egypt to stay and work inside the village, together with the youth, women and children of the village.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

There are various partnerships

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization


E-mail address of organization

sameh@gudran.com      
selhalawany@hotmail.com

Website address of organization

www.gudran.com

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance, solidarity

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Egypt on national level

Second priority country of action (or international)

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