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PS-TON 11.2 PALESTINA PALESTINA Agriculture / Environment / Restoration, renovation 04/06/2018 14/06/2018

Apricot harvest & Cave Renovation 

This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.

Camp code:

PS-TON 11.2

Country:

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Start Date:

04 Jun 2018

End Date:

14 Jun 2018

Topic:

11: Climate and sustainable lifestyle

Work Types:

Agriculture / Environment / Restoration, renovation

International age:

18 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

150.00 Euro

Purpose of extra costs:

To cover costs for food and accomodation

Required Language:

English

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 located 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 since 26 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: During the 10 days working camp volunteers will help in harvesting Apricots and Apples and also helping in making jam. Also volunteers will help in renovating another cave that will be used for living. In order to start with renovating it is very advisable to understand and realize the type of caves you will be working with and how to be careful in renovating. On some afternoons you will be able to go for tours to different places and explore Bethlehem area as well you will get to know the interesting landscape. The volunteers are expected to help in cleaning, renovating, painting and decorating some of the caves on Daher’s vineyard.

Study Theme: What you plant, you will harvest. A nation without a history has no future.

Accommodation: volunteers will sleep in tents at the Tent of Nations campsite equipped with beds and matrasses

Language: English

Requirements: to be physivally capable and to be aware of the political context of the country. motivation letter is required

Approximate Location: Ternt of Nations Farm Peter's Cross Road 1 9 km south west of Bethlehem close to the village of Nahalin