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IPYL078 PALESTINA Hebron and Bethlehem Rehabilitation. cultural and environment- 17/06/2019 26/06/2019

IPYL078 “ This is Palestine ” “Empowering the commitment to the world Heritage” 

Code: IPYL078
Date: 17-26/6/2019
Place: Hebron and Bethlehem
Hosting Organization: IPYL-The International Palestinian Youth League and Battir landscape Eco-Museum Center (Bethlehem)
Work type: Rehabilitation. cultural and environment-
Number of Volunteers: 25 Internationals + 8 locals
Participation Fee: 300 Euros

Introduction:

This work camp will expose volunteers to life in the Occupied West Bank. Volunteers will conduct renovation work in Bethlehem, as well as in nearby Battir, an ancient village that has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Program. The work in Battir will be supervised by the Battir Landscape Eco-Museum and the Palestinian ministry of tourism and antiquities (see below). The camp will also include one day in the Old City of Hebron, where volunteers willcarry out renovation work and visit a local children’s club.

The afternoons of the work camp will be dedicated to a program of educational and cultural activities. The aim is to expose volunteers to the reality of life in Palestine in the context of the ongoing Israeli occupation and the Palestinians people resilience. The program will educate volunteers on Palestinian culture and history, and the history of conflict in the region. The program will also introduce volunteers to various civil society entities who are working towards a future Palestinian state. Civil society plays a crucial role in Palestine, helping people to stay resilient in the face of the many challenges brought about by the occupation.

International Palestinian Youth League (IPYL)

IPYL is an organization that empowers Palestinian youth through educational programs, intercultural learning, training, media literacy and youth leadership activities. Since its inception, IPYL has implemented hundreds of projects in a range of fields. These include 77 international voluntary work camps in Palestine and 68 in work camps in other Middle Eastern countries. The organization also carries out youth exchanges, geopolitical study trips, media role in social empowerment, active citizenship and leadership, youth and women think tank groups and community meetings. For more info about IPYL, please visit https://www.ipyl.org.ME057 / IPYL067, the land where history started”

Battir Landscape Eco-Museum Center:

The Battir Landscape Eco-Museum Center is a local organization that aims to preserve Battir’s ancient sites following the village’s 2015 enlisting at the UNESCO World Heritage Program. The organization is active in renovation, landscaping and archeology. The center was established 10 years ago and now seeks help to renovate its old monuments and water canals that have survived for thousands of years. The landscape resembles the Babylon gardens. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/BattirLandscapeEcomusuem

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Project Description:

The work will include the following activities: