Plant a tree as a sign of hope for a better future
Description: The Tent of Nations project seeks to bring people of various cultures together to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace. The long-term goal of The Tent of Nations is to prepare people to make positive contributions to their future and society through the values of understanding, tolerance, and respectful coexistence. These goals are achieved through education awareness campaigns, youth empowerment, and work camps. The Tent of Nations is located on a piece of land southwest of Bethlehem 10 km away from the city near the village of Nahalin. Since 1991, the land is under threat of confiscation by the Israeli military. We are still in the Israeli courts defending our rights to the land until today – 25 years. Still we believe in justice.
Type of Work: During the ten days work camp, volunteers will experience planting, watering and taking care of trees and learning more about them and about planting in a dry climate. On some afternoons there will also be a special program prepared that includes: general details about the land situation, orientation, lectures, workshops, documentary movies and field trips to Bethlehem and the surroundings. Volunteers are asked to write about their experience during the 10 days of work camp. Volunteers are asked if possible to arrive early on the 19th March and leave on the 2nd April after breakfast. During this period the weather changes very often, it can rain any time but we might be lucky and enjoy a lot of sun. So don’t be disappointed! If it rains, we will switch the days of planting.
Study Theme: Sustainability, planting trees in a dry climate
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in big tents with beds and mattrasses at the Tent of Nations campsite and/or in renovated caves in case of cold weather
Language: Arabic, English and German
Requirements: Volunteers must be aware of the political and social context. A motivation letter is required
Approximate Location: The Tent of Nations is located on a piece of land southwest of Bethlehem 10 km away from the city near the village of Nahalin.
Notes: physical work, weather can be chilly in March especially at night
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