Youth Encounters at the School for Peace

 
$5,811
$4,189
Raised
Remaining
Aug 14, 2012

Assessing the encounters' impact

The School for Peace always follows up its youth encounters with meetings at the schools after a few months. We happy to share some of what came out after one of our encounters with you, who have helped make this encounter for Jewish and Palestinian high-schoolers possible:

Students of Givat Brenner remembered the workshop very well and talked about it as a significant, empowering, and thought-provoking experience. Some of them mentioned that, after the workshop, they suddenly were much more conscious of issues involving the relations of Jews and Arabs in Israel. Some of them talked bout how this influenced the way they studied and analyzed materials for their history matriculation exam (bagrut). In general, the workshop created a desire to continue to learn about the other group, to conduct additional meetings and get to know the other culture better.

At Aljalil School in Nazareth, students came out of the meeting with a sense of moral power and a deeper view of the conflict. Moreover they emphasized the encounter's advantage as a framework facilitating this sort of dialogue of equals. In their opinion, this is a framework that gives legitimacy to political discussions without fearing the outcome. One of the girls expressed this very well, saying: "Where could we talk to them about this on the street, or in a dress shop? There is no place as appropriate as this workshop."

Links:

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.

donate now:

An anonymous donor is matching all new monthly recurring donations. 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?
  • $20
    give
  • $60
    give
  • $120
    give
  • $480
    give
  • $528
    give
  • $1,200
    give
  • $20
    each month
    give
  • $60
    each month
    give
  • $120
    each month
    give
  • $480
    each month
    give
  • $528
    each month
    give
  • $1,200
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Project Leader

Abir Elzowidi

Operations Manager
Sherman Oaks, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Youth Encounters at the School for Peace