In a tiny and vastly overcrowded space, measuring less than 200 meters by 400 meters, nearly 5,000 Palestinian refugees live in Aida Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. Some youth from the refugee camp are due to visit Moyle this week as part of the Moyle Twinning programme. On Friday a cultural presentation alongside a presentation on the history of youth growing up in one of the most overcrowded and hostile environments on earth will take place at 9pm in Sheep Island View Hostel, Ballintoy.
Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane from the organisers, ‘Antrim to Gaza’ said;
“We believe tolerance is integral to different groups relating to one another in a respectful and understanding way. The project will be used to develop understanding of cultural diversity through traditional dance and interactive discussion centring on human rights, justice and equality.“Everyone is welcome to the presentation and we look forward to introducing the youth of Aida refugee camp to aspects of our own culture also.”
The night will include traditional Palestinian dancing alongside Irish Dancing. Two short 8 minute films on life in Aida Camp alongside a photographic exhibition with interactive discussion on life in Palestine. Light refreshments will be available and admission is free.
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THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY Moyle District Council Good Relations Programme 2013/14