Twenty-five Palestinian and Israeli Jewish environmentalists gathered for their 4th workshop at Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom last Friday to hear a lecture by Prof. Dany Rabinowich about national movements and environmental justice crises.
Forty-five Jewish and Arab teachers from the bi-lingual school at WAS-NS and Hagar school in Beer Sheba gathered today at the SFP for their second of three trainings to hear a lecture about Paulo Friere and his pedagogy of the oppressed by Dr. Maram Massarwi. They later discussed with SFP facilitators how to implement the method in their schools.
On February 5-6, the SFP and the Arab center for alternative planning conducted the final meeting of a year change agents course for 28 Arab and Jewish architects, urban planners and civil engineers. It was an amazing weekend, held in Nazareth. Participants are committed to creating change through their profession towards greater equality in planning rights (a full report will come soon).
At the end of February a new course for architects, urban planners and civil engineers will be opened at Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom with 27 participants. We are optimistic about working with planners in order to create change in this field, as it is one of the key areas of discrimination in Israel.
SFP and Inmaa’s staffs are working intensively to recruit the first group of up-and-coming politicians*, to train them to be leaders who will advance peace in the region. Eventually, there will be three groups, with a total number of 120 participants. Each course will have 16 politicians from Palestine and 24 politicians from Israel. In the Israeli group, there will be 16 Jews and 8 Palestinian citizens of Israel, from a wide political spectrum.
At the beginning of March we will open a long-term course for students of the School of Education in Haifa University, thus renewing our work with the University. The lecturer, Dr. Tafrir Goldberg is a graduate of the SFP’s Tel Aviv University course.
Up-and-coming politician project: This project is funded by the European Union.