Child's Cup Full began in 2008 as a student-led organization of the Student Society for Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, supporting grassroots educational programs for children in the Jenin refugee camp. Our founder and executive director, Dr. Janette Habashi, Associate Professor in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, realized that in order to ensure long-term sustainability of the project, CCF could train and employ refugee women to make handmade children's toys as a means of providing employment and generating funds for educational programs. She knew the organization's impact could reach the entire community if we could provide employment to the most vulnerable women and mothers in the region. In 2011, Dr. Habashi and other volunteers opened the first artisan center in Zababdeh, a village located just 15km from Jenin. With the generous support and guidance from organizations at the University of Oklahoma and the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW), CCF grew into a social enterprise and received its non-profit status in 2014. In 2015, we began our global marketing initiative. With support from our customers and followers on social media, we hope to increase our sales so that we can train and employ more women artisans throughout the West Bank.
Posted on Tue, November 17, 2015
by Stacy Smith