PROJECT PIECE OF PEACE, YMCA, JULY 1 – 10
Five groups of dialogue were working that year at the YMCA of Jerusalem: two groups of teenagers (girls and boys), a group of parents/adults, a group of young Palestinian boys only and the Peacebomb group of last summer who have continued to meet and dialogue.
We hosted one of the two mixed youth group for ten days following the tried-and-tested formula of three days in the mountain and a week in host families in Arab-Jewish pairs.
PROJECT TALI-JCJCR, "IDENTITY AND DIALOGUE", JULY 7 – 14
We hosted a group of about 20 teachers from the "Identity and Dialogue" program of the KEREN TALI foundation, involved in school exchanges between six Jewish and six Arab schools of Galilea.
The stay aimed at allowing these teachers to deepen their acquaintance, experiment coexistence, and widen their perspective exchanging with Swiss teachers experimented in integration, multi-culturality and bilinguism.
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PROJECT BREAKING THE ICE, TOUR OF THE MONT BLANC, JULY 14 – 27
Further to last summer's successful ascent of the Mont Blanc, this summer's project took a group of young Jewish and Arab Israelis in a mid altitude trek around the Mont Blanc, via Switzerland, Italy and France. Facing together a hostile natural environment created among them strong human bonds, solidarity and demonstrated to them that it is possible to achieve together a common goal.
Trained to building and facilitating a group via open air activities, back in their communities and country, the participants have shared their experience and promoted peaceful coexistence.