What If? – Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip
A Palestinian girl sleeps on a mat at her destroyed home. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has said it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year’s war because donors have failed to pay and cutting subsidies to displaced residents now renting alternative accommodation could force large numbers back to UN schools and centres which are already sheltering 12,000 people.
Circle of Viewpoints
1. Thinking from the point of view of the girl – What is life like everyday for you? Write a brief summary of how you are feeling (remember you are telling me as if you were the girl in the picture).
2. Describe the picture from your the girls viewpoint – What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? What do you taste? What do you smell? Write a descriptive snapshot about the moment you are lying there.
3. What questions would you have for the mother if you were the girl? Prepare 5 questions you would ask if you were the girl.