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Cultural Exchange in Hawaii

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.22.15
Hawaii CNV 2015 Cross Cultural dialogue

Initiation of cultural exchange between children of Hawaii and Palestine for Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions

By Katherine Ricca

CNV Waianae, HI 2015The 5th grade students of Makaha Elementary School gathered on Monday Sept. 21st at Hoa ‘Aina O Makaha to learn about some of the daily struggles school-aged children face in Palestine. With the help of our guest speaker that has traveled to Palestine, the children viewed images of these struggles and then shared what they thought might be happening in the images, as well as, their feelings about what they saw. This discussion generated very thoughtful questions from our 5th graders. To initiate a cultural exchange, teachers will send these questions to children in Palestine. Our hope is develop a relationship between the children of Hawaii and Palestine to share messages of peace, hope and understanding.

The high point of our gathering today was the engagement of students when viewing some difficult images. Their empathy was apparent when they generated questions such as, “Why are parents getting arrested?” and “Why aren’t soldiers helping people?”, along with, “Where do the people go if their house and things are destroyed? Are they homeless?”

There were approximately 90 students at our gathering today at Hoa ‘Aina O Makaha.

Photo Credit: Katherine Ricca

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