The blog for the 'Common Ground' exchange - Young Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza joining young people from the UK for two weeks of exploration, learning and music! Visit organised by Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association and funded by Youth in Action. More info from firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Palestinian visitors make bold statement...
Here's a bit from the Northampton Chronicle about the children's visit there (I think we should point out to the UK kids who get forgotten here that what is in the press is not always completely accurate...)
Young Palestinian visitors to Northampton have marched along Abington Street blindfolded and handcuffed, to highlight the treatment of children in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The demonstration on Saturday also featured street art and a free public concert at the central library, attended by the mayor of Northampton, Les Marriott.
The young Palestinians are taking part in a summer camp and concert tour organised by CADFA, a London twinning association, and the Northampton event was organised by Northampton Al-Bireh (Palestine) Friendship Association.
Julia Bush, from the Northampton Al-Bireh (Palestine) Friendship Association, said: “The youngsters delighted a packed audience with their skills as singers, dancers and instrumentalists - as well as their excellent English.”