Trivia with a Cause 2019

Book your tickets now

Join us for a jam-packed evening of eclectic trivia, mind bending challenges and some fabulous Palestinian food.
DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019
LOCATION: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
TIME: 6pm  – come and grab some dinner and get ready for trivia, starting at 6.30pm

Only pre-booked tickets are available, so get in quickly by grabbing your tickets at Trivia with a Cause, Please help us spread the word!

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In the Hebron school community around Tel Rumeida, where, in November alone, 238 rounds of tear gas canisters and 51 rounds of sound grenades were fired by the Israeli military when Palestinian children were leaving school, our support goes a long way!
Help us ensure teachers in the Tel Rumeida kindergarten are paid a living wage and support the Dkaika School Transport project which provides safe transport for young learners to their closest school (7km away) and for young women to attend university.
For  updates, join ourFacebook page and  Facebook event page – see you on the night.
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Help Brisbane support our Hebron kids

The support of The Big Ride from Brisbane to Byron is essential if we are to be able to  pay the Tel Rumeida kindergarten teachers a living wage and  continue to support the Dkaika School Transport project providint essential safe transport for students to their closest high school (7km away) or  university (25km).

Help keep these kids at school –
Support The Brisbane to Byron Big Ride
All funds donated go to APHEDA for
our Friends of Hebron Education Projects
DONATE NOW!

Or maybe you’d prefer to join the ride – ON YOUR BIKE or as a VOLUNTEER.

If you want to join the ride contact The Big Ride
in Brisbane
Or just donate here!

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Fabulous ceramics keep our kids at school

potsThe Palestinian city of Hebron has long been famous for its ceramics and glass-blowing industries.

Traditional Palestinian ceramics are  handcrafted ceramics and recognised internationally for their distinctive style and the flower and arabesque patterns, with the intricate details all painted by hand.

Our ceramics are available at The Fair Trade Emporium in the Addison Road children-at-tel-rumeida-3-copy-2Community Centre in Marrickville. This shop is open Fridays 11am -5pm and Saturdays & Sundays 9am-3pm. Watch our Facebook page for sales and markets. As usual, all proceeds go to support our education projects in the city of Hebron and surrounding villages.

Our ceramics are produced at a  traditional
family-owned factory in Hebron and our latest
shipment includes g a wide range of colorful hand-painted plates, vases, hanging
ornaments, tiles, cups, mugs and coffee sets.The skills needed to produce these artisanal wares are handed down through the generations.
Hand-painting these unique flower and
arabesque patterns is followed by firing in an open area and charcoal-fuelled kilns.

Ceramics factories in Hebron produce a wide range of products which include household items like wine glasses, dishes, bowls and flower pots as well as tiles and mirrors. There is a wide range of designs with the traditional black and blue floral patterns perhaps the best known while Holy Land motifs and modern designs are also popular.

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Trivia for a Cause 2019

Book your tickets now

Join us for a jam-packed evening of eclectic trivia, mind bending challenges and some fabulous Palestinian food.
DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019
LOCATION: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
TIME: 6pm  – come and grab some dinner and get ready for trivia, starting at 6.30pm

Only pre-booked tickets are available, so get in quickly by grabbing your tickets at Trivia with a Cause, Please help us spread the word!

eposter trivia 2019v3lr
In the Hebron school community around Tel Rumeida, where, in November alone, 238 rounds of tear gas canisters and 51 rounds of sound grenades were fired by the Israeli military when Palestinian children were leaving school, our support goes a long way!
Help us ensure teachers in the Tel Rumeida kindergarten are paid a living wage and support the Dkaika School Transport project which provides safe transport for young learners to their closest school (7km away) and for young women to attend university.
For  updates, join ourFacebook page and  Facebook event page – see you on the night.
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Trivia with a Cause 6pm Friday 9th February 2018

Tel Rumeida childrenJoin us for another evening of mind bending questions, great food and a new mid-time challenge! Support us to raise funds to give our teachers at the Tel Rumeida kindergarten a much deserved pay rise.

Help us ensure teachers in the Tel Rumeida kindergarten are paid a living wage.

We continue to support the Dkaika School Transport project which provides safe transport for young learners to their closest school (7km away) and for young women to attend university.

PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW:  http://www.trybooking.com/330568

EARLYBIRD (pre-booked) tickets (until January 22) Waged $25/Unwaged & concession $15

FINAL ONLINE ONLINE tickets Waged $30/Unwaged & concession $20

Children under 16 years  are free! 

VENUE:

Gumbramorra Hall
Addison Rd Community Centre
142 Addison Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204

Contact Details:

P: 0466 169 562 | E:friendsofhebronsydney@gmail.com | facebook event page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRIVIA WITH A CAUSE – 6pm Fri 3 Feb., 2017

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 Join us for an evening of fun, facts, delicious food and games – all for a good cause! Help Friends of Hebron pay the wages of  three early-childhood teachers working in the Old City of Hebron, as well as the Dkaika education access project .

This project provides safe transport for young learners to their closest school (7km away) and for young women to attend university. Photos here.

Help us ensure teachers in the Tel Rumeida kindergarten are paid a living wage  (more info about this project here).

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW : tinyurl.com/HebronTrivia17

EARLYBIRD (pre-booked) tickets (until January 22) Waged $25/Unwaged & concession $15

LAST MINUTE ONLINE tickets Waged $30/Unwaged & concession $20

TICKETS AT THE DOOR  Waged $30/Unwaged & concession $20

Children under 16 years  are free! 

VENUE:

Gumbramorra Hall
Addison Rd Community Centre
142 Addison Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204

Contact Details:

P: 0466169 562 | E:friendsofhebronsydney@gmail.com | Facebook Event Page

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Humanitarian agencies salute the work of Human Rights Defenders in Hebron on the occasion of International Human Rights Day

Jerusalem, 10 December 2015

“UNRWA teachers, social workers and mental health counsellors across the West Bank are reporting extremely high levels of stress and trauma. If no action is taken an entire generation of children and youth will be lost. Their future must be restored.”

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper and a group of UN and NGO leaders visited Hebron this week to see first-hand the situation of human rights defenders in Hebron, as well as the obstacles to Palestinian children’s right to an education in a safe environment. During the visit, the delegation spent time in the Israeli-controlled areas of Hebron (H2). The delegation was briefed by organizations providing a ‘protective presence’ for Palestinians. As part of their work, these organizations monitor and document access at checkpoints and accompany children to and from schools in areas where they are subject to frequent settler harassment and violence.

James Heenan of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recalled that human rights defenders have the right to pursue peaceful activities to protect the rights of others, and in turn to be protected in doing so. “The fact that these very people have themselves become a target is alarming,” he said. The visit also took them to Qurtuba school, where protective presence actors accompany some 100 children through check points to and from school every day. At the school, teachers reported that students these days are unable to concentrate and show signs of psychosocial distress and that they are terrified walking through checkpoints to and from school. Felipe Sanchez, Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, confirmed this, saying “UNRWA teachers, social workers and mental health counsellors across the West Bank are reporting extremely high levels of stress and trauma. If no action is taken an entire generation of children and youth will be lost. Their future must be restored.”

In the current wave of violence, Hebron city has had the highest number of Palestinian casualties in a single locality in the oPt, and increased movement restrictions have affected access to services and places of work throughout the city. Of particular concern is the impact of the violence and the restrictions on the access of children to school due to checkpoints. 4,200 children pass through checkpoints on their way to and from school in Hebron every day. In this context, the reliance on protective presence actors has only become more acute. During this period, obstruction by settlers and Israeli Security Forces of international organizations and local groups attempting to provide a protective presence and documenting human rights violations has also increased. Staff of these organizations have been subjected to physical attacks, arrest, threats by settlers and anonymous death threats. Three of the four organizations providing protective presence have even been obliged to temporarily pull out of H2 at times in October as a result of the threats. Since 3 November, the implementation of a closed military zone in H2 has further prevented these organizations from doing their vital work. “Human rights defenders play a vital role in promoting human rights,” said Mr. Piper after the visit. “Protective presence organizations are on the front line of this work in the occupied Palestinian territory, embodying the support of the world community to the people of Hebron and defending the rights of Palestinian children, not least to a safe journey to and from school. They must be allowed to continue their work without violence, threats or retaliation.”

For more information, please contact Ms. Hayat Abu-Saleh at abusaleh@un.org or +972 54 33 11 816.

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