Ya baldna Leish Hajartina “our country why have you fortaken us” focused on part on answering the questions that we collected from children and youth, (the 4th generation of refugee children), about the uprooting of 1948. Testimonies were recorded with 116 Palestinian women and men, a total of 140 hours of recoded interviews, were basis the material that a team of AL-JANA worked on to produce an active learning pack consisting of a story book, twenty testimonies, activity sheets, a film and a CD of recorded testimonies and ‘Aataba songs from the hijra. The resource pack was tested with many children and educators, before it was published.
The elders who volunteered to give their testimonies were taking part in “ a mission ” to pass on “ our history ” to the grandchildren, “ our hope ”, to quote their terms. At the end of the project certificates and copies or the productions were handed to some of them, others we lost but we have part of their legacy circulating. The sense of “ mission ” helped many get over: “what good is remembering now?”.