From the Ground and Up - Children Summer Camp
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 150 Euro
Description: The Tent of Nations farm seeks to bring people of various cultures and countries together to build a bridge between people and land. The vision of The Tent of Nations is to prepare people to make a positive contribution to their future and society through the values of understanding and respect. This is to be achieved through education-awareness campaigns, youth empowerment, and work camps. The Tent of Nations Farm is 7 kilometers away to the south west of Bethlehem near the village of Nahalin. This land is still under threat of confiscation and we are still in the Israeli courts defending the farm for 29 years without giving up. Still we believe in justice and our response to the unjust situation is in a nonviolent and creative way under the slogan "We refuse to be enemies".
Type of Work: This camp will be held for local children from the Bethlehem region to take part in Arts, music, dance, theatre, sport and games on daily basis. This will also be a chance for children to meet volunteers from different countries and cultures. Children will also learn about their own rural heritage in a peaceful location and to learn to be connected with the land. The children summer camp will be educational and will promote tolerance and peace and will challenge prejudice, but most importantly it will be a chance for the children to have a break from the politics that overwhelm their childhood.
Study Theme: From the Ground And Up - Encourage traumatized children
Accommodation: Volunteers who are coming between March and November will be staying in a large well equipped Shelters (with paved floors, beds with mattresses & electricity). The infrastructure at the farm is very simple as we are not allowed to be connected with running water or main electricity. We do have compost and flush toilets and also solar heated showers on sunny days, but all our water is collected from rainfall so we have to be careful to not use much. We do have a solar power system for electricity and you can access our wireless internet if you want.
Language: to communicate with international volunteers and local children
Requirements: volunteers should be aware of the political and social context in Palestine
Approximate Location: The Tent of Nations Farm is 7 kilometers away to the south west of Bethlehem near the village of Nahalin
Notes: Volunteers should cover their flight costs and their medical insurance