This is the time line for the Jamil & Jamila books, translations and journeys.
The books are written for refugee children, to help them overcome their war traumas.
The project is a joint effort of Oscar Bergamin, Esther van der Ham and Elsbeth de Jager.
Writing Jamil & Jamila 1 (based on stories told by Oscar).
Translation of Jamil & Jamila 1 into Arabic
First journey (Elsbeth, Esther and Oscar) to Gaziantep region
We took the books in Arabic to Syrian refugee children near the Syrian border (Turkey) where we spoke to many children, parents and teachers.
Second journey (Esther and Oscar) to Gaziantep region
Esther paints containers for a school project in a Syrian refugee camp.
Writing Jamil & Jamila 2: Homesick
Giving books to Syrian refugee children in the Netherlands
Esther gives a talk at Tedx in Breda, The Netherlands
Third journey (Esther and Oscar) to the Balkan
Esther and Oscar made a trip through the Balkan region from Lesbos to the Serbian Border. Following the refugees to write the 3rd book about Jamil & Jamila.
Writing Jamil & Jamila 3: The journey
Translation Jamil & Jamila Homesick (book 2) into Arabic
Fourth journey (Esther, Elsbeth and Oscar) to Lebanon Taking books to refugee camps in Lebanon and visiting the Dutch ambassador in Lebanon.