Thursday, May 11, 2006
I'm preparing in earnest for my next trip to Palestine and I think that it is high time that let you know just what I'll be doing. This summer, I'm travelling to Bethlehem to practicipate in the Palestine Summer Encounter Program and I could hardly be more excited.
I will be spending the summer learning Arabic, living with a Palestinian family, and volunteering with the Holy Land Trust's nonviolence training program. Though I could hardly be more excited about this volunteer placement, I'm participating in this program primarly so that I can learn some basic Arabic. I'll soon be joining on a part-time yearly basis an organization that supports Palestinian nonviolent resistance, so it's time to learn some Arabic!
I'm also collecting art and school supplies to donate school children who are lucky to go to schools practipating in the Holy Land Trust's Peacebuilders Program. That's an effort to train teachers in peace education, from preschool to university. Check out that program - it one of the only in the world like it.
Oh! And if you want to learn more about the Palestine Summer Encounter, you can watch a video about it.
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