This is Palestine : Empowering the commitment to the World Heritage
Description: This workcamp will be organized by IPYL (International Palestinian Youth League) in partnership with the Battir Landscape Eco-Museum Center. This workcamp will expose volunteers to life in the Occupied West Bank and to the importance of the protection of the World Heritage UNESCO sites in those particular circumstances.
Type of Work: In the mornings, the volunteers will do renovation work within the village of Battir (water canals, walls, water cistern) and along the old Ottoman railway. The afternoons will be dedicated to a program of educational and cultural activities (Palestinian culture and history, conflict in the region, visits of refugee camps in the area of Betlehem, meeting of different actors of the civil society and interaction with locals) in the area of Betlehem and Hebron.
Study Theme: Understanding the reality and the living conditions in the Occupied West Bank and protection of the World Heritage.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in flats in Battir village (Betlehem). The rooms wil be separate (men/women). There will be hot water and a kitchen with basic equipment where the volunteers will cook by themselves.
Approximate Location: Betlehem and Hebron