Café Palestine Six on Saturday 27 June

11:45 (GMT+2)

from Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem,

Social work in Palestine in a time of emergency – enhancing citizen and child participation


11:45 (GMT+2)

Performance by Marc Kawwas, a young Palestinian Pianist born in Bethlehem in 2006. Marc started learning piano at the age of six. Now he is a level 7 Piano student at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. He has performed numerous recitals and concerts across Palestine and won many music competitions.

12:00 (GMT+2)

Riad Arar, Rand Shaar, Raed Amira and Issa Rabadi will be speaking about social work in Palestine with a focus on responding to the Covid-19 emergency. Riad and Rand, both from Defence of the Child International (DCI), will talk about how they have involved children in this response. Issa Rabadi, Vice-President of PUSWP, activist, and a program manager at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Jerusalem, will be speaking about the political context. Raed Amira who is employed as a social worker by UNWRA will talk about social work with refugees during the pandemic.

Riad Arar (Hebron) is Director of Protection & Social Mobilisation Programme at DCI in Hebron, and co-ordinator of the Palestine-UK Social Work Network in Palestine. With fellow leading members of the Palestinian Union of Social Workers and Psychologists (PUSWP), Issa Rabadi (Jerusalem) and Raed Amira (Bethlehem), Riad was instrumental in developing the Palestine-UK Social Work Network in Palestine.

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