For the last week the three of us have been based in Jenin, in the north of the West Bank. We joined a group of about 20+ volunteers in helping renovate a guesthouse (the oldest house in Jenin) that is part of the Cinema Jenin project. Dr. Ali Dabbagh has also commenced his mobile eye clinic here and it has been a huge success so far, numbers attending the clinic tripling over the course for the week, exceeding all expectations. While here, we attended the premier of The Freedom Theatre’s latest production ‘Fragments of Palestine’, in Jenin Refugee camp.
We would like to thank everyone again for their fantastic ongoing support. Since the fundraiser gig on June 6th the figure raised has increased to £2105.34. We have made a donation to Oyooni Mobile Eye Clinic in the amount of £500 to go towards the cost of purchasing the autorefractometer, which is essential in assessing Al-Shurooq children’s vision/blindness degree – http://www.oyooni.org/index.php?page=news-announcements.
We leave tomorrow morning for Palestine and so the journey will begin. We will try to keep you all updated as much as possible on how the project is going depending on access to internet.
Many thanks again,
See you all very soon,
Miriam, Melissa and Ronald