Over the past few months many activities have been carried out in Gaza. In particular a project for children with special needs was very successful.
In addition, the librarians/ facilitators attended a workshop with the Gaza Community and Mental Health Programme. The twice weekly workshops ran for a month and dealt with stress-release and how to detect traumatized children.
During special sessions with an artist, several children wrote and illustrated their own stories. Some of these stories have been included in a special book called Gardens of Hope, published by Kalimat in al Sharjah in the UAE. The book is bi-lingual and was distributed at the Sharjah Book Fair in November.
At the beginning of October Brazilian writer and journalist Luciana Savaget joined a joint programme by PBBY and the Tamer Institute.