RadioActive 8/31/17

Guest Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Palestinian refugees

Writer, activist and professor in Lebanon, Rania Masri explains why Palestinian youth have a high drop out rate in UNRWA schools in the country. Among the reasons for drop outs is the ban on employment for Palestinians in many occupations. Masri also explores the idea of full citizenship and phantomized landmarks.

Also in this program, we visit the Active Ageing House, where elders in the Borj el Barajneh camp in Lebanon find community as well as cultural and wellness support. At the center, we speak with Sahar Serhan and Mariam Sharqyeh; both are residents of the camp.

Rania Masri, writer, activist, and professor in Lebanon
Sahar Serhan, manager of Active Ageing House in Borj el Barajneh and Nahr el Bared camps in Lebanon
Mariam Sharqyeh, resident of Borj el Barajneh camp
Social Support Society’s Active Ageing House: