Taking You Forward
Description: The Camp will offer the opportunity for the international volunteers to give training workshops on capacity building for the Palestinian students. In addition, the camp includes visits to the different Palestinian associations, cities, refugee camps, villages and the desert. The program also includes some lectures about different fields and issues of the Middle East conflict. For more info, kindly click here: http://youth.najah.edu/workcamps/this-years-camps/taking-you-forward/
Type of Work: Training and event management Through international solidarity work and skill sharing, it is possible to help empower young Palestinians to create a better reality for themselves. We try to provide as many positive options as we can, recognizing that many international volunteers have good qualifications and skills to share with our local students, (which is not a must) as well as, a willingness to provide assistance. Here is an outline of the workshops comprising this section of the camp, you can select the topic you prefer. (Optional).
Study Theme: The Program’s primary objective is to provide a common ground for education and enlightenment through a set of topics that cover major aspects of the Palestinian cause and its people. The Program also seeks to provide a space to share knowledge and expertise between international and local students. The Program will provide a suitable venue to foster the exchange of ideas and cultures, as well as, to bridge the gap of misunderstanding and misconception.
Accommodation: Zajel will be responsible for providing suitable accommodation for the participants at special apartment-dorms outside the campus: the Program will be in charge of the transportation to and from the apartments.
Requirements: The Camp will bring together people who are interested in helping to create a better world. We are looking for those who seek a unique and informative experience of Palestine. We are also targeting those who are willing to volunteer for our capacity building project by volunteering for two or four hours a day. The Program is intended to involve lots of interaction with our local participants.
Approximate Location: Zajel Youth Exchange Program
Public Relations Department
An-Najah National University
Notes: You can read the reflections of the former volunteers who attended our exchange workcamps by clicking here; https://goo.gl/AXmpV9 while you can see some recorded interview with international volunteers by visiting this link: https://goo.gl/ftgo6C . You can read the reports of the previous international work camps by visiting this link: https://goo.gl/11teT4 . Seeing this documentary will also give you an idea about what to expect during the voluntary work camps of Zajel: https://youtu.be/En7rKlyMEFk .