Abir's Garden Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow

 
$28,503
$13,197
Raised
Remaining
Dec 2, 2013

Tuesday's BIG opportunity w Combatants for Peace

Dear Friends,

As you know our project, Abir's Garden: Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow, qualified for the Microsoft Youth Spark Matching Grant when our partners, Combants for Peace added theater for youth to the program.   I asked Maya from Combatants for Peace why Theater for Youth matters to her.   She explained that CfP has been using "Theater of the Oppressed" in their monthly meetings when they connect former combatants who are Israeli and Palestinian.   Here is what TO has meant to Maya:

"I think the first sense I had in experiencing the work with Theater of the Oppressed was surprise.  It was surprising to feel so many feelings at the same time: excitement, sadness and joy.   It was surprising to feel so close to people that only an hour ago where strangers or enemies.  For me, TO is a bridge, a surprising bridge.”     

Below, I've attached a more detailed description of the theater rationale and also how CfP will extend this to youth, starting with a launch event in Al Aqaba Village and Ein Yanoun soon after. 

Please give on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, when Microsoft's Youth Spark program will match your donation DOLLAR for DOLLAR  up to $1000, for 24 hours or until their funds run out.
Please make your Give for Abir's Garden
on Tuesday

 9:01am Pacific  /  Noon:01 Eastern  /  5:01pm London  /  7:01pm Jerusalem time
Thank you again!

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $14
  • $30
  • $48
  • $200
  • $500
  • $1,700
  • $14
    each month
  • $30
    each month
  • $48
    each month
  • $200
    each month
  • $500
    each month
  • $1,700
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
San Mateo, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Abir's Garden Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow