Meet THAWRA STAITI. Thawra is a volunteer with Freedom Theatre in Jenin, in the West Bank of Palestine. Freedom Theatre aims to provide empowerment and healing to children and youth of the Jenin Refugee Camp whose displacement is a result of the occupation. It offers them a respite from the unstable and often violent circumstances of life as a refugee under the occupation.
Freedom Theatre allows for the children and youth to express themselves in a safe space, giving them a forum in which they can freely share their experiences and develop confidence. The project provides Jenin youth with the kind of normal, carefree childhood experience that the conditions imposed by the occupation so often deny them.
Watch Tharwa talk about her work with Freedom Theatre and their cultural exchange program.
Visit the Freedom Theatre website