We Have A Story!
Kids all over the world, regardless of their conditions in life, are using the Internet to share the unfolding of their life stories. Together they are building networks for a deep exchange of ideas. The idea for We Have a Story! emerged during our work in Israel and Palestine, listening to and recording Palestinian and Israeli youth in their quest for a decent and viable future.
The current profound stalemate in achieving peace between Israel and Palestine is tied to conditions that were created by adults before they were born. These youngsters grow up in a situation dominated by manifest and structural violence that often seems beyond their control. They feel helpless to make a difference.
The worldwide web is a gift that allows for joint activities in virtual space, and for self-organization without the need for expensive and difficult face-to-face meetings. Kids can step beyond the “learned helplessness” of their situation to collectively find their voice and to speak for the future they want. Their stories and ideas can be sent to political decision makers in order to inform and influence their decisions about the future Middle East. We Have A Story! offers tools for their empowerment so they can create the world they desire.
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