Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Children of Gaza Tell Their Stories
Through Art

I was privileged to visit and conduct an art therapy session with the Palestinian children at the Qattan Centre for the Child (QCC) in Gaza City. QCC is a non-profit cultural and educational institution which focuses on the basic needs of the Palestinian children.

With the aid of my Russian interpreter, Natach, the children told me about the water problems they contend with on a daily basis in Gaza.

Pollution, lack of water, misuse of water, and their difficulties were the themes in their art.

One of the children drew a picture of the Israeli bombs and the white phosphorous which was dropped on the citizens of Gaza.

The children made it very clear the problems they live with in Gaza.


  1. this is touching. It's really sad that all of this war keeps happening, and the children are very aware of & troubled by the difficulties.

  2. Hi m7,

    Yes, it is sad yet the children are so delightful and sweet.....a pleasure to work with.