Area C represents more than 60 percent of the land including the economically strategic area of the Jordan Valley. It is the only major contiguous area of territory in the West Bank and is home to more than 250 Palestinian communities. These are farmer and Bedouin communities who are struggling against attempts to forcibly be expelled from their traditional homelands. Part of Sayda’s work in collaboration with The Freedom Theatre included building and reconstruction work, protective presence activity, guided walks, home-stays, interactive workshops, performances, educational talks and cultural events.
The realities of life and resistance under settler colonialism, military occupation and state-sanctioned apartheid in Palestine puts children at the receiving end of basic human needs such as access to schools and basic health benefits. Our sole purpose is to engage children living under challenging circumstances through laughter and joy, simply so that their experience is colored with more than just the harshness of day-to-day survival.