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‟As Westerners we travel with huge privilege, relative wealth, social and religious freedom and we carry the baggage of empire, colonialism and militaristic imperialism. Simply visiting does not give us the right to assume an air of victimhood, to feel we are free from collusion with power because we spent a week hearing stories or to point angry fingers at oppressors while we benefit from unjust systems and structures.” Read about Amos trustee Jess Foster’s recent women-only trip to Palestine.
16th June marks the 43rd anniversary of the Soweto Uprising. In 1976, whilst South Africa was under apartheid rule, thousands of black school children marched in Soweto to protest about the poor quality of their education and to demand that they be taught in their own language.
“He could not have known that every single one of his five children would be displaced in 1967 and that they would all lose their right to be called Palestinians. He could not have ever imagined that not a single one of his 19 grandchildren or 24 great grandchildren would live in Palestine or have any Palestinian documentation.” Phoebe Rison from Sabeel-Kairos UK writes about her family roots in Palestine on Nakba Day 2019
In our May Nicaragua update you can find out how you can join our Nicaragua Adventure in 2020, read Amos Trust’s Director Chris Rose’s reflections on the changes in Teustepe over the last 5 years, hear from CEPAD director Dámaris Albuquerque and find out about where you can see Dámaris and Gilberto when they visit the UK this Autumn.
Karunalaya, our partners in Chennai, India, have been representing their country and the rights of children on the streets since 2014. This year is no different as Karunalaya is representing South India at the Street Child Cricket World Cup in London in May. Full details.
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