BHP in the Schools

As part of the ongoing programme with schools, Mark Abouzeid introduced the Bedouin people of Wadi Rum and the work of BHP to students of the International School of Florence on March 23rd.


The school has monthly assemblies to increase the awareness of students about the world they live in and how they can help.

Abouzeid made two presentations, one to the 9th and 10th grades and another to the 6th and 7th grades.

“I was quite impressed with these children…they were truly interested and asked very insightful questions.  It was especially heart warming to have one 6th grade girl ask me how she could follow a career that would let her be involved in such work.”  Mark Abouzeid

For the past two years, members of BHP have made themselves available to schools as a means of creating greater tolerance of other cultures and an understanding that while cultures may be different, humanity is the same for all of us.  “We all want a career, a family, happiness, love and success.  We all tell stories from our past and, thankfully, we all are able to laugh.”

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