Linking together for human rights

Many successes during the teachers’ visit from Palestine

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It was sad to see our friends from Palestine leave today (getting prepared to re-enter the land of checkpoints, Separation Wall, trigger-happy soldiers… terrible to think about). But it has been wonderful to meet them and the group of English teachers also part of the Teachers in Action project, and we have had a memorable ten days. See the blog teachersinaction2016.blogspot.co.uk for a lot more information! The visit began with … Read More →

Teachers’ visit from Palestine off to a flying start!

14 teachers from Palestine arrived in the UK on 8th January ready to meet colleagues from the UK in a residential in Shropshire, before going on to towns across Britain where they are exchanging experiences with British teachers and preparing for school-linking projects between pairs of schools: these will then be reviewed during a return visit of UK teachers to Palestinian schools in October. It has been a very good … Read More →

Teachers in Action project begins in less than a week!

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Preparations are heating up all over the country as people expect our teacher guests from Palestine in less than a week! The fourteen teachers will join teachers from the UK at a residential in Shropshire before going on to Chester, Knighton, Hackney and spending time with linked schools in Liverpool, Llanidloes, Pendle, Tower Hamlets and Northampton – not forgetting Camden of course, where Abu Dis teachers will be visiting schools … Read More →

Press release for the Teachers in Action project

At this dangerous time in the world, it ­­is more than ever important that young ­p­eople learn to respect people unlike t­he­mselves and build bridges of communic­ati­on that will encourage them to learn­ abo­ut each other’s lives, oppose discr­imina­tion and work creatively to defend­ human­ rights. Promoting such links is ­a centr­al project for the human rights ­charity ­CADFA which has been organising­ creative­ projects shared by young peop­le, women … Read More →

UN Children’s day – Protect Palestinian children.

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Today 20th November 2015 was UN Children’s day – Members of CADFA youth links show off the banners that they prepared for a small demo to call for protection for Palestinian children. Below, the press release from CADFA youth links team: Today is UN Children’s day and the CADFA youth links team have recognised it by organising a demonstration/protest. The day acknowledges universal children’s Human Rights, the right to education and … Read More →

Exciting to see teachers’ project get going!

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The twinning groups, the schools, the teachers, the programme for the #TeachersInAction project are slowly coming into place – The Palestinian group will come to the UK next January and the UK group will go to Palestine next year in October.  It was exciting to have the first teachers’ meeting in Palestine today. To keep in touch with this project, please follow this blog… http://teachersinaction2016.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/very-excited-to-have-had-first.html