Friday, 3 April 2009

Awni Al Heteni School, North Gaza, Majed and Mohaned

I have managed to upload a better quality version of the Al Heteni School Video. I met Majeed, the English Teacher featured as a link to the school. He tried to watch the video, but only saw the first few minutes, because the download times were so slow and then the electricity failed. He was on the way to a friend's house to check his emails and watch the rest.

He reminded me that the name of the boy who had lived in the tower was Ibrahim Parude, and the boy whose whole family was killed by a British bulldozer demolishing the house on them, his name was Mohaned Khalef.

I will shortly be launching an appeal for the Art to Europe, and Access to Gaza projects and I think it should be called the Mohaned Khalef Appeal.

Part of the money will also be used to set up a trust fund for him to go to University, or use however else, when he is 18. Until then the professionals will do a better job than I can. The rest of the money for the two projects - the first to get to Gaza Children's voices heard in Europe, the second to take computers to Gaza so even more children can get their voices heard on the Internet - will also benefit him as well as all the others. I would really like blog readers to give me their views on this before we launch it more widely. What do you think? Does it help Mohaned to use this film as a fund raiser?

1 comment:

Frances Laing said...

Hello Rod,
don't know some of these answers, but the following URL of Computer Aid International may be useful.

As far as I can see, people in Gaza may apply to them for highest quality refurbished computers.
Safe journeys.