by Bill Guariento
23 June 2015. Our first meeting today with Nazmi!
We feel we know him quite well already after our skype calls, but face-to-face his good cheer and ability to get things smoothly organised were even clearer.With Nazmi and Justin’s contributions (Anna is away at a conference in Estonia) we have been able to organise the initial steps of the EAST Project. In the evening, after a trip to Edinburgh, Nazmi was back at the University of Glasgow to give a talk on ‘Education in Gaza Through Siege & War: Stories of Success & Researching Multilingually’ – it was a fascinating introduction to the very positive impact that learning opportunities can have, despite the siege (and the happiness of the deaf students, filmed on day 1 of the first-ever university course in Gaza, was wonderful to watch!)