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Wood Green teenager helps highlight human rights plight of Gaza Strip children

18:29 11 May 2012

Shannon Green organised the exhibition of drawings from Gaza schoolchildren, being held in Whitechapel

Shannon Green organised the exhibition of drawings from Gaza schoolchildren, being held in Whitechapel

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A Wood Green teenager is helping raise awareness of the plight of children growing up in the Gaza Strip, as part of an innovative exhibition.

Shannon Green, 17, of Station Road, is part of a group of 20 young people who have organised an exhibition of drawings by primary school children in Al Zarqa, one of the poorest areas of the Gaza Strip.

The exhibition at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel, east London, encourages visitors to show their support for the rights of children in Gaza by posting copies of the drawings to their MPs.

Shannon said: “I hope our actions will improve the lives of the children and ensure they have a future for themselves and the next generations.”

Pictures and case studies of children in Gaza are also displayed, highlighting the obstacles they face in accessing basic rights such as education, play and healthcare.

The show is part of a scheme run by Oxfam, muslim campaign group Made in Europe and educational organisation the NIDA Trust.

Sara Almer from Oxfam’s Gaza head office said: “The lives of Palestinian children are still marred by the destruction they have witnessed. We want the younger generation of Gaza to hang on to this craving for life and hope for the future.”

The exhibition at the London Muslim Centre, 46-92 Whitechapel Road, runs until May 15.

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