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DNTA in the Press
In this edition we thank people who came to our 35th Anniversary celebration, described our project to help children of Nablus to recover from trauma, published a report from Nick Steff who was one of four DNTA members to visit Nablus recently. We have a report on our Words:Walls film event and a description of recent changes to this DNTA Website.
Child Trauma in Nablus
Effective techniques for recovery
Children in Nablus have suffered from years of military occupation. Many of them are traumatised but we can help.
Dr Ian Barron of the University of Dundee is training schools counsellors in Nablus to use effective techniques to provide practical assistance.
Training will be followed by a period of evaluation to ensure that the project is as effective as previous ones.
Dr Barron's time and other elements have been donated, as (so far) has almost £800 of the £2,200 we need to cover the remaining costs.
Words:Walls film at DCA
Celebrating 35 years of twinning
We showed this film at DCA to celebrate 35 years of twinning between Dundee and Nablus.
It shows a trip through the West Bank with artists including two of Scottish poetry’s leading lights: Liz Lochhead (the Makar) and William Letford.
Visit of Naseer Arafat
Architect and ambassador
We were pleased to welcome to Dundee Naseer Arafat - an internationally respected architect, development and planning specialist.
He delivered a lecture at the University of Dundee. In Dundee City Chambers Naseer met members of DNTA and described life in Nablus under occupation.
We presented a copy of Naseer's impressive book Nablus – City of Civilisations (2012) to the Lord Provost of Dundee, Bob Duncan.Read more
Nablus Avenue - a new street in Dundee
We welcome Dundee City Council's decision to name a street in recognition
of the historic links between Dundee and Nablus.
An introduction to traditional Palestinian embroidery
Our embroidery course attracted 12 keen stitchers.
We explored Palestinian designs and created some ourselves.
You can also read about some of our Older news and events
Some of the included items:
- AGM 2015
- Convener's report 2015
- Palestinian literary festival 2015
- Embroidery project 2014
Welcome to the Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association
Our role is to encourage friendship and
understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.
We welcome members who share our objectives. So for enquiries, to leave comments about the website, or to join the Association, please email our secretary, Jane Barron: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the studies of Global Citizenship, pupils in Dundee are making contact with pupils in Nablus. They will be able to discuss their lives in their different cities, their favourite activities and their hopes.
Child Trauma Recovery - Nablus
Our project will train school counsellors in Nablus to deliver effective relief for trauma. They will be using the acclaimed manual on complex grief and trauma developed by the Children and War Foundation of Norway. Training will be delivered by Dr Ian Barron of the University of Dundee through the Palestinian Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE). We will be appealing for funding for this project.
Our films about the people of Nablus shows the city and lets you hear about their lives in their own words. Making this film celebrated 33 years of twinning between Dundee and Nablus.
Nablus our Twin City
A portrait of Nablus with comments from many of its citizens.
Nablus our Twin City Schools Edition
This shorter version was prepared for use in schools.
Dundee our Twin City
Reflections on Dundee & Nablus from two Palestinian young men: Rami Issa and Rafiq Zein Eddin.
If you share our objectives we would love to have you as a member.
We provide speakers for local community groups. Several topics and formats available.
Friendship and Understanding
We promote friendship and understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.
Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas
A Scottish charity which supports Palestinians in and around Nablus.FONSA