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Emma Swan brings a library to a refugee camp in Palestine

Emma Swan - a young graduate of the Langara College Peace and Conflict Studies program - had an idea. She wanted to open a library for women and children at a refugee camp in Palestine, where illiteracy for women and children is a huge barrier.
And she did it.
There is now a well-stocked and much-loved library at the Karama Women's and Children's Centre at the Deheishe refugee camp in the West Bank.
But it was no small feat to get that library going! 
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Emma will be speaking about her project on March 14th at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace in Vancouver at 7 pm. The event is sponsored by

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