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PLACE Palestine
ESTABLISHED October 2008
PALESTINE COMMUNITY MUSIC
We implement programs using music as a tool for community building and social change, in partnership with Sounds of Palestine.
 
March 25, 2010
Workshop for children from Silwan and Dheisheh in Dheisheh Camp

On Wednesday March 24, eleven students from the music project in Silwan (www.madaasilwan.org) visited Dheisheh Camp to join a music workshop given by Anas, Ahmad, Bassam, Hisham, Mohammad and Yousef. Diya helped preparing but couldn’t join the workshop because of his exams in school.

It was the first time the children from Silwan and Dheisheh met and actually the first time for the Silwan children to go to the Bethlehem area.
Two children from Dheisheh spoke about their life in the camp, and two children from Silwan explained to the Dheisheh youth how it is to live in Silwan.

Talking about Dheisheh Refugee Camp

The Silwan children sang and played their favorite song “I Love you Silwan” (Ba7ebek ya Silwan) and the children from Dheisheh performed rap songs that they wrote themselves.

The Dheisheh workshop leaders organized a great workshop with different musical games and songs in which the children were motivated to work together as one group and to communicate and listen to each other in a respectful manner. All the children were excited and very active during the different activities.
On the way back to Silwan, the children practiced their new beat-box skills which they learned from the Dheisheh children and they couldn’t wait to get off the bus to tell their friends and family about the trip.


We hope to visit Dheisheh camp soon again to let the children meet each other.
But of course our dream is to bring the Dheisheh children to Silwan and Jerusalem one day….


For more pictures, go to: http://picasaweb.google.com/madaa.silwan/TripToDheisheh#5452541731228489122