|Al Nayzak||09th October 2014|
"SKY IS THE LIMIT"
Al Nayzak is Palestinian non-profit, non- partisan, Jerusalemite and unique initiative that looks for young talents in science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM), and plants an ambitious vision in the hearts of our community:“To develop, root, and reinforce a new culture that embraces science, and to announce this culture among Palestinian youth so that their competence in productive applied sciences could provide them with better economic opportunities that would lead to their future prosperity.”
Al Nayzak’s approach is to make scientific-thinking skills become an inherent part of the lives of Palestinian people. In order to do this, it applies empirical tools to help individuals acquire thinking skills and relate them to genuine savoir-faire and technology. In this way they become capable of facing challenges in their journey to achieve excellence and helping develop their environment and build a modern Palestinian society.
In order to achieve its mission, the organization has adopted a series of chronically conducted programs that target various age groups to incubate talented people from an early age, including Talented Students Incubators for kids and adolescents from 10 to 14; Young Researchers for those from 14 to 17; Scientific and Technological Entrepreneurship (STEP) for school students from 14 to 17; Made in Palestine (MIP) for those who are 18 and above; and '’Tafkeer’’, Thinking-Technology program which integrates technology in education in schools. There are also a number of complementary projects to convey a message of science and knowledge to all segments of the society.
Crowning its series of achievements and a 10 years parade for innovation, the organization inaugurated in 2013 the first Science and Technology House in Palestine, where visitors enjoy hands on activities all dedicated to create a culture of scientific thinking and as a nuclear to establishing the National Science and Technology Museum in Palestine. The Science House receives around 15 thousand visitors annually.
Al Nayzak serves all Palestinian areas through its network of offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, and Nablus, as well as in the Science and Technology House in the Old City of Birzeit.