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A-CAT’s Six-Year Celebration

"A-CAT's story is more than a model for our nation, it should be the standard to which we aspire, " said President Yitzhak Herzog at the Mega event ; A-CAT’s six years anniversary. It marked four years of successful partnership with USAID - United States Agency for International Development, and purchasing a permanent home for A-CAT with the help of our great supporters. Our partners and friends, from Israel and across the seas have joined our celebrations, representatives from the embassy and religious leaders joined this evening which included blessings and a musical performance by the East and West Jerusalem Orchestra with Mira Awad.


Delegations Visiting A-CAT

A delegation from Hungary visited A-CAT as part of the Partnership2Gether Dallas-Western Galilee, the guests heard about A-CAT's vision and how we operate as one of the few organizations that support shared society. Naim Obeid, the CEO of A-CAT, gave a welcome speech, presented the center and the USAID programs, as a mechanism for the advancing shared society in the northern region.

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Abstract and beyond

Oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, by the artist Rimon Badin


Born in 1958 and raised in Akko, to a family whose originally from the village of Kfar Bar'am in the Galilee. Discovered his talent at a relatively late age and focused on realistic and abstract plastic arts, relying on individual learning, diligence, and love of art.

Since then, his art has been displayed in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among others at the "Masraheed" Festival in Akko, the "Art and Beauty" Festival in Jordan, and the "Akko Through the Eyes of Painters" festival.

In the current exhibition, Badin presents his paintings on diverse subjects, most of them in acrylic colors and some painted in oil.

What does a dream come true to look like? Noor Abu-Doula dreamed of opening a café house that would combine good food with art workshops and exhibitions of young artists. 

Recently, after she completed her studies at the Center in the "Entrepreneurship and Management of a Tourism Business vocational training she opened "Kofi Pan" in an ancient building in the village of Yarka.

“I am attracted to beautiful places with a rich cultural background, because you will get a chance to learn about people and bring society to a better place. Studying at A-CAT gave me the tools to earn a job, and the courage to make my dream come true."

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Success Story

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410 participants from 24 schools completed their studies at A-CAT this year, in two impressive graduation ceremonies attended by many family members, friends, and schools staff members. We were thrilled to see the great interaction between the students, who showcased their photography art crafts in a special exhibition held at the center.

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