Abir's Garden Playgrounds for a Safe Place to Grow

by Rebuilding Alliance
Jan 31, 2011

Abir's Garden: New Playground in Al Samoa

Rebuilding Alliance is very proud to announce that groundbreaking for our next Abir’s Garden playground will begin in February at the kindergarten in the village of Al Samoa–Simya, near Hebron!  Israeli and Palestinian Combatants for Peace will install walkways, benches, and trees per our $17K project budget. 
As our taxi skirted a bumpy stretch of dirt road, I recognized the place where Combatants for Peace had gathered with villagers to dig out a stone and gravel berm, set in place by the Israeli army to block the only road connecting the village to the outside world.  It is everyone’s hope the road remains open.
Abir’s Garden will be the first ever community garden in the area, a play space the whole community will enjoy.   Working with the principal, parents, and a landscape architect who lives nearby, Combatants for Peace have developed wonderful landscaping plans for the walled play-area surrounding the new kindergarten. The building itself was funded by the Danish government with children on the first floor and the mother’s cooperative upstairs. Beset by drought and high unemployment, the community hopes to eventually extend the project to include a community swimming pool!
Meeting with Combatants for Peace and Al Samoa Educators Confirming the site plans for our next Abir's Garden, starting soon in the West Bank village of Al Samoa-Simya near Hebron.
Thank you for your continued support as your support is helping rebuild communities and bring people together in hard times!
Confirming plans for the new garden in Al Samoa!
Confirming plans for the new garden in Al Samoa!

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Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Burlingame, California United States

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