Hashem Abushama, Trash the Occupation, Not Our Land

hashem abushamaHashem Abushama, an 18 year old living in the Palestinian refugee camp of Arroub, came to us via our flow fund partnership with Youth For Environmental Sanity.  He will use The Pollination Project funds for his project, “Trash the Occupation, Not our Land.”  It is an effort to beautify his community which he describes as an overcrowded and dirty refugee camp.  He and his team of volunteers will paint murals on walls, put trash bins around the camp to keep trash out of the streets, and conduct workshops in the elementary school classrooms of the Arroub camp, teaching children about how to respect the land.