The first cultural centre has been opened in the Syrian city of Raqqa since its liberation from ISIS. The Raqqa Centre for Arts and Culture, which has a library, a gallery and a concert hall, is attempting to revive art in the city.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) prevented female students from entering the cultural centre for wearing clothes that were "too bright". This has incited the wrath of the local population, who are no longer accepting HTS' abuses.
Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has opened an Islamic cultural center in each governorate to teach moderate Islam and fight radicalism; the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, where the army fights religious fundamentalists, has three.
Volunteers in the city of Qamishli in northern Syria have concerned themselves with establishing a cultural and educational centre for children. The centre focuses on helping children get rid of their memories of war.