Talk: Drama out of a Crisis – Gaza Project – 12th November

Venue: Friends Meeting House Jesus Lane
Time: 7.30 pm Tuesday 12 November 2019

Nick Bilbrough founder of the Hands Up project will be in conversation with Jeremy Harmer, English language teaching author practitioner and trainer. Nick will give an illustrated talk about this fantastic project which engages Gazan children in drama and storytelling.

In 2014, using very simple video conferencing tools, Nick started connecting online to a small group of children in a library in Beit Hanoun, Gaza for weekly storytelling sessions. From these humble beginnings, the Hands Up Project now works with over thirty different groups in Gaza, in the Occupied West Bank, and in Zaatari refugee camp for Syrian children in Jordan. As many as 500 children a week now connect to volunteers around the world who work in collaboration with the local teacher to tell stories to each other, to play games and to do other activities to help them bring the English that they are learning come to life.

Please reserve your (free) place here to give us an idea of numbers

Further info

Hands Up is an excellent project teaching children in Gaza English
through drama.

You can see some of the children’s work here

They are currently trying to raise funds for a tour. Please make a small
donation if you can

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