I loved meeting people from all over the world. It gave me more hope about Palestine and our freedom.
A Summer Experience for Diaspora Palestinian Youth and Friends
For over a century, Ramallah Friends School has been a light of education in a land crossed by many cultures. RFS sponsors the summer program Go Palestine as an opportunity for Palestinian youth and Friends, ages 14 to 17, in the Diaspora to experience and explore Palestine.
Go Palestine looks forward to welcoming campers to their homeland and helping them explore as much of the country as possible. Go Palestine plans trips throughout Ramallah and the surrounding areas, including the cities of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Haifa. Campers swim in the Mediterranean Sea and absorb the breathtaking view of Palestine’s hills as they hike across the West Bank. Visits to olive groves and villages such as Birzeit and Taybeh, in addition to volunteer work in the refugee camps, provide a full picture of life in Palestine.
During the camp, students are introduced to various cultural and artistic programming, including film and lecture series and are also given an opportunity to learn basic spoken Arabic. Go Palestine hosts a forum where campers can begin to understand Palestine and articulate their hopes for the future. During their stay, campers are provided regular opportunities for reflection and opportunities to help synthesize learning and express their feelings.
For more information and details on applying to attend, visit: www.summerinpalestine.org