Sunday 11 August 2019

30th July Bethlehem visit... πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ

A very hot & busy week, lots has happened so bringing you up to speed with the visit to Bethlehem Aida refugee camp - we met some of the local residents, watched some (shocking) short films about life here & how UNRWA have been able help support the camp with all sorts of skilled crafts training/workshops, music & dance /drama rooms, a working kitchen and an outdoor playground. 

Some of our students were a little emotional with the content of the films, not surprising when we were told that the Israeli army use the camp as their training ground to fire bullets, shoot teargas into the playground and buildings, and spray skunk smelling water into their homes here. 

Despite this unsettling information the students were able to make good use of the playground, and afterwards we made our way to the Church of the Nativity - where Jesus was born.

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