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Kiwi Kids’s Messages Of Peace And Friendship Reach Gaza

Kiwi Kids’s Messages Of Peace And Friendship Reach Gaza - This Is How You Do It, Richard Prosser

by Julie Webb-Pullman

In April 2012 a group of students from Beit Hanoun in Gaza sent pictures and greetings to New Zealand children, reported at the time in an article in SCOOP.

The Holy Cross School in Miramar, Wellington, soon expressed interest in having their students correspond with the Gaza children, to build bridges of understanding between these far-flung groups from different regions and religions, to promote understanding and peace.

In September the messages from Gaza were at last delivered to a class at the Holy Cross school, accompanied by a talk from a young Gazan girl living in Wellington, Sara, and her mother Eman Ezaanin.

The kiwi kids were really interested to hear about life in Gaza, and keen to write letters and draw pictures to be sent back to the children in Beit Hanoun.

Yesterday, I delivered the pictures by the kiwi kids, to a great reception in Beit Hanoun.

Despite some of the children being absent as they were in the afternoon shift at school, some of their mother’s were on hand to take home the letter addressed to their child.

They are now busily writing and drawing their next messages, which will hopefully arrive in New Zealand in March.

Richard Prosser could certainly learn a lesson or two in tolerance and understanding from the children of both of these countries.

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