The students at Ruwwad Community Center in Amman, Jordan discussed the issues faced by the Palestinians people in collaboration with Excel High School in Boston, MA, USA. Together they created an awareness and advocacy campaign.
The students chose this project because they are passionate about the Palestinian cause. They created the project in stages, at the beginning, the focus of their work was on showing that violence was the only option. After long discussions, they learned that they can expand their horizons and realized that there are many ways to deal with suffering. The students wanted to show how many Palestinian people, despite their suffering, were able to find joyful means of expression by using their own talents and realizing that there is a lot on this earth that makes life worth living.
This student project was created as part of YouthTalk 2015-16, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the US and the Arab World. YouthTalk is run by the Global Nomads Group, in partnership with Bridges of Understanding.