Rama al-Thabet places a foam mattress on rough sand for 13 male and female students for their 5 p.m. class. An 11th grade student, al-Thabet and her family were displaced from Gaza City and are now in a displacement camp in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. She turned an empty space between tents into a makeshift classroom. In her daily, one-hour class, she teaches her students the basics of the English language. When they hear Israeli drones, al-Thabet asks the children to clap, and when there's a strong explosion, she hugs them so they don't run away from the tent. She prepares lessons with different teaching styles to encourage students to interact, and pays special attention to children with problems in pronunciation. She organizes competitions and offers simple rewards and prizes.

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