All of Us in the Neighborhood

Cathie Glover, program officer of Lebanese group for human development Safadi Foundation, says: “These children who have grown up post-Taif recognize the tragedy of war and each of them made statements about their desires for peace in the country. If that isn’t the definition of hope, I don’t know what is.” 

However, Glover recognizes a common response among the show’s children was to blame political leaders for the conflict. “While I find this recognition amazing and hopeful,” Glover says, “I can’t help but wonder if this view will prevent the children from future participation in the democratic process. 

“Children should be taught to understand that a true democratic system needs their participation and ignoring a country’s political system because it has failed will not make the problem go away.”

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