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MEND Summer Camp

   During August 2008, two greatly successful summer camps were organised for Palestinian boys and girls. In total, “North Camp” in Tul Karem, and “South Camp” in Hebron, were attended by around 80 young people between the ages of 9 and 15. Over the course of the camps, the children participated in a variety of activities including art, drama and dance therapy and learnt about Palestinian history, the bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Ghandi as well as taking part in non-violence training. 

   “North Camp” which took place between the 7th and 9th August was named “Freedom for Nablus” and was held in Zanubiya School in Tul Karem, with a strong emphasis on providing young people from Nablus with a place to relax, free from the psychological stress caused by the constant threat of Israeli military attacks. Jointly organised by drama teacher Nidal Allan and ANN Tul Karem co-ordinator Nour Shehadeh. MEND is very grateful to the British Shalom-Salem Trust for funding this Camp.

   “South Camp” followed shortly afterward, between the 12th and 19th August at the Hebron Youth Club. This camp was organised in partnership with MEND’s ANN activist in Hebron, Nidal Allan. MEND extends its thanks to Ms. Masako Murakami for the Summer Camp.

   Over the course of the camps participants were involved in a range of activities. These included Art, Drama, Dance Therapy, classes on Palestinian history, the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Gandhi and training about nonviolence.

2008-10-12 14:48:49 GMT