What An-Najah Has Done Here is Extraordinary
By: Dominic Hauschild
The Zajel camp is a beautiful exercise in the bringing together of many culture to teach and inspire. Eye-opening would be an understatement and it has educated me on the reality of the conflict. Yes- It has been a startling, but it has also been incredible in a powerful way. The people I have met over the past two weeks have truly been an inspiration – academically excellent and personally beautiful. I honestly believe that each one of the local volunteers will go on to do incredible things and i will remember their genuine hospitality for the rest of my life.
This camp is a genuine experience of Palestine, both in the people we have met and the first hand experiences of both painful oppression and incredible resilience, from visiting the apartheid wall in Bethlehem that sliced the country in half, to the beautiful kite festival that demonstrated the spirit of the Palestinian people, this is an unforgettable opportunity.
Lastly, the friendship I have made here, I am certain will last for a very long time. Both the warm and friendly Palestinian and also the very special international volunteers who have come from all over the world to learn and to make a difference. This camp is an unmissable and unforgettable experience: what Zajel and an-najah university have done here is extraordinary and it will stay with me forever.