A big hello from the new Right2Education volunteers at Birzeit University! We have been in Palestine for nearly two weeks and it’s been quite a whirlwind (but in a very, very good way!). It’s hard to sum it up in a couple of sentences, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’ve never before been made to feel so welcome.
|Standing by the wall at Bi'lin|
Our first week with the campaign was incredibly busy, made more so by the celebrations for International Service’s 60-year anniversary. Throughout the week the R2E campaign hosted volunteers from Til Palestina, a student solidarity group from NTNU in Trondheim , Norway, to participate in a series of workshops. A lot of time was dedicated to organising Norway’s first ever Right to Education Week, which is a really exciting project and we hope that it will be a great success.
Every year the Right to Education campaign calls on international student groups who stand in solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian human rights to participate in a Right to Education Week. As international volunteers one of our main roles will be to raise awareness and coordinate international participation for this years R2E Week, 11-15 November. We are also working on some exciting new content for the website and looking to expand our presence on all forms of social media.
Time to get back to work. Until next time!
Til Palestina: http://tilpalestina.wordpress.com/
R2E Week: http://www.right2edu.org/auto-draft/