Over the past week, we were honoured to share the company of Nancy and Hubert, two important supporters of Lajee Center and our programs.
Over the past 4 years, Nancy has been a big supporter of the Music Unit through the McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation. Her generous support has enabled our children to keep practicing their craft and share their talent globally.
They paid us a visit to witness in person, the progress that our different units have made. They spent time with the Health Unit and the Environment Unit to learn more about their programs.
They accompanied Dr David and the Community Health Workers on their routine visits to their patients in Aida and Beit Jibrin camps as well as visited greenhouses in both camps with Shatha, the director of the Environment Unit.
While here, they also attended a screening of the film “Naila and the Intifada” which was followed by a discussion of the themes and topics raised. We discussed about the role and strength of women in the Palestinian community as well as the challenging and complicated way forward as a community for Palestine.
Their visit was concluded by a wonderful and joyous musical performance by the pioneering batch of music students the new ones as well. The new students have been coached by the pioneering batch of students and it was marvellous to witness how they had shared their skills with the younger children from all over Bethlehem.
After the performance, Nancy presented on the current situation regarding relations between the US and Israel. She also shed light on the growing support of Palestine among the American society through various campaigns and BDS movements.
We would like to express our utmost gratitude to both Hubert and Nancy for their continued support of Lajee Center and the Palestinian cause. We were thrilled to have them in our company here in Aida and hope to welcome them back soon.