Almond and Fruit Harvest – The almond tree is a tree of hope
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: August is the month of picking Almonds and apples. It is always useful to have more people sharing this significant time together with Tent of Nations, volunteers and other young people. Young people from different backgrounds will campout for ten days, during which time they will pick almonds and other fruits and also help in do the processing, like making jam. 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 surrounding area.
The program will have the two extremes: the educational part and the intense time working in the fields. Volunteers are asked to arrive early on the 30th of July and leave on the 12th of August.
Study Theme: The Almond Tree, the tree of hope
Accommodation: Volunteers who are coming between March and November will be staying in a large well-equipped marquee tent (with paved floors, beds with mattrasses).
Language: Arabic, English and German
Requirements: volunteers should be aware of the political and social context. 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, hot weather
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