Gaza Activities 2009 -

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2009

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.