Miss you all like crazy
The final youth exchange of CADFA’s Twinning in Action project took place in July in Abu Dis. Fifteen young people from the UK joined over twenty from Palestine for ten days of discussion, exploration, creative workshops in art, cooking, photography, learned about each other’s lives and became firm friends. The project, funded by Erasmus +, gave them an opportunity to make film together with the help of the Al Quds University media studies department and take part in workshops in cooking, art, photography at the Dar Assadaqa community centre as well as to take part in dabkeh (Palestinian dance) at the Abu Dis Sports Club. They worked in small groups on multimedia presentations to express their experience of the exchange – they did amazingly well. We look forward to seeing some of these presented here in Britain over the next few months.
Leaving each other was difficult. As one of the UK participants wrote: “Never in my life would I have imagined that in the space of just 10 days we would be from strangers to family. I heard there is no such thing as “like” in Palestine, so from the bottom of my heart I sincerely love you and miss you all like crazy.”