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IPYL082 PALESTINA Hebron and Bethlehem Renovation and Christmas celebration. 22/12/2020 01/01/2021

“Christmas in Palestine: Priceless Experience”

Renovation and Christmas celebration.

Code: IPYL082
Date: 22/12/2020 – 01/01/2021
Place: Hebron & Bethlehem
Hosting Organization: IPYL-The International Palestinian Youth League
Work type: Renovation and Christmas celebration.
Number of Volunteers: 18 Internationals and 6 locals
Participation Fee: 380 Euros
Introduction:
The project seeks to bring young people from various cultures together to build cultural bridges of
understanding, reconciliation and global peace. The long-term goal of project is to prepare youth to
make positive contributions to society through the values of understanding, helping, contributing
IPYL082 “Christmas in Palestine: Priceless Experience”

Renovation and Christmas celebration.

tolerance, and respectful global coexistence building on common grounds of cultural proximities
and differences. These goals are achieved through education, informational, awareness raising,
youth empowerment and work camps.
Project Description:
The volunteers will work in different areas in Bethlehem city and surrounding areas. The work will
include; painting, renovation, restoration, gardening, tree planting etc.
Food and Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted at the IPYL volunteers flat in Hebron
(20 KM south city of Bethlehem) men and women will stay in separate rooms. The
accommodation includes hot water, kitchen and hangout space. The place has fast internet
connection including computers and presentations equipment (the media center of IPYL is
beside the flat). The volunteers will cook breakfasts and dinners by themselves (daily cooking
teams to be established). Lunch will be served during the work time. Tea and coffee will be
available all the time at the form and the hangout space.
There might be curfew for the work camp, which would be around midnight, unless we have
some activities around outside that night/evening.
The camp is alcohol and drugs free, volunteers can’t drink alcohol during the camp duration.
The camp leaders will designate some local bars (in Bethlehem only) where volunteers can
drink.
Cultural, social and educational activities: As mentioned above, the afternoon will be
dedicated to educational and cultural activities that will expose volunteers to Palestinian
culture and history, and that will help volunteers to understand the reality of life under
occupation. The program will include lectures, display of documentaries, visits to refugee
camps in the Bethlehem area and tours of other places of interest. The program will provide
many opportunities for interaction with locals. Volunteers will have the opportunity to speak
with Palestinian activists and to ask whatever questions they have about the situation in
PalestineA detailed program will be sent to the participants before their arrival.
Practical information:
Don’t forget to bring: (Necessary)
 Pullover or light jacket in case of rain (December workcamp)
 Working shoes, clothes and gloves
 For the summer camps, please bring mosquito lotion and sun glasses
 Information about your country; musical instruments and/or anything which can create
international theme parties, based on food, drinks, music, dance and games that are typical from
your home country.
 Warm clothes as it could get very cold in December, especially at night
Additional notes:
 The participants have to pay 380 Euro to IPYL, as participation fees for the camp upon arrival.
The amount can be paid in Euro, US Dollars and New Israeli Shekels according to the official
exchange rate of the day.

 The local currency is the New Israeli Shekel (the most common one). One Euro is around 3.8
Shekels 1 USD is about 3.5 Shekels.
 IPYL camps are alcohol and drugs free. We expect volunteers to respect this rule. We will bring
you to designated bars within the city of Bethlehem, where you can drink.
 The transportation to and from the borders/camp accommodation/borders is NOT covered by
IPYL.
For more information and facts about Palestine:
Information about the wall and its negative impacts: www.stopthewall.org
Information about IPYL: www.ipyl.org
Information about the city of Bethlehem: www.bethlehem-city.org
Why Palestine is not on the map?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9r9ACkpFVk
Documentary on Palestine: occupation101 on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18TRLG8Gwqs&feature=player_embedded#!
http://www.passia.org/ or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_Liberation_Organization
http://www.nad-plo.org/
For additional information and in case of emergency:
Mr. Abdallah maraqa
International Palestinian Youth League (IPYL)
Eid Hijazi Street- Rashed Khader Building
Basement floor
Hebron P.O. Box 618,
West Bank, Palestine
Tel/Fax: +972-2-2255999 (international call) - 02 2255999 (from inside the borders)
E-mail: workcamps@ipyl.org/ info@ipyl.org / adaana@gmail.com
Website: www.ipyl.org