Christmas in Betlehem, priceless experience
Description: This workcamp will be organized by IPYL (International Palestinian Youth League) in collaboration with several organizations and the municipality of Betlehem. The project seeks to bring young people from various cultures together to build cultural bridges of understanding, reconciliation and global peace. There will be international and local volunteers.
Type of Work: The volunteers will work in different areas in Betlehem city and surrounding areas. The work will include : painting, renovation, restoration, gardening, tree planting, etc. round the Christmas celebrations in the city of Betlehem. The afternoons will be dedicated to educational/cultural activities that will expose volunteers to Palestinian culture and history and will enable them to understand the realities of life under occupation. The program will include lectures, documentaries, visits to refugee camps in the area of Betlehem, tours of other places of interest as well as visits and meetings with actors of the civil society.
Study Theme: Christmas in Betlehem and the reality of life under occupation
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in flats in 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