Yara, Lara, Ibtisam, Shorouq, Abdel Rahman and Shahd are high school students at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Total Communication School, whose hearing impairment varies from partial deafness to total inability. Their condition poses many barriers, but animation tutors invited by the British Council are giving the students skills to lift them. The British Council’s Alaa' Maa'ytah met the
Artist Jumana Emil Abboud explains how a residency in London helped shake up her daily routine and boost her creativity.
Suheil Tarazi, programme manager at the British Council in the Palestinian Territories, explains how we worked around complicated politics to provide English language teacher training in the Palestinian Territories.
Michael Reid, a teacher at Broughtonhall Hall High School in Liverpool, blogs about how he took part in a Connecting Classrooms project where a group of Liverpool schools connected with schools in the Palestinian Territories.
Suha Khuffash, Arts Manager at the British Council's office in Jerusalem, writes about organising a workshop of Palestinian fashion designers to create the costumes for an Arabic-language performance of Richard II in Jericho which formed part of the World Shakespeare Festival.
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