By Kabir Singh, Grade 5
At the end of World War II, the Allied forces sent the Jewish population of Europe to the Middle East, creating a land, Israel, for them to dwell safely. To do this, they split Palestine, home to a large number of Muslims. This brought conflict between the two regions and between Jews and Muslims.
The nations have been fighting ever since. A major dispute occurred this May during Ramandan, where hundreds were killed and thousands were injured.
Now, 6 months later, an international NGO, Humanity and Inclusion, is providing education, psychosocial, and moral support to many children in Palestinian territories. They aim to aid 1,860 boys and girls, of which about 700 have disabilities. This project includes many inclusive and interactive summer activities such as sports, music, art, and life skills.
Lamar Zyra, aged 12, who has a hearing disability said, “I hope to spend more time in the summer activities and listen to more exciting stories, which I loved so much. When I was participating in the music activities, I grabbed the microphone and pretended to be singing! A sound came out at that time, and I hoped my voice would reach my mum, I missed her.”