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Meet a Volunteer: Bill

Bill

Software Engineer, 46 – United States

I volunteered in 2003, and then again in 2005, teaching English and making films about Palestine and Project Hope. I decided to come to Palestine after reading about the tragic death of Rachel Corrie. I wanted to see for myself what was going on.

For me, the most rewarding thing about volunteering was the sense of empowerment. You see that, even under really horrible conditions, people are good-hearted and life goes on. You get a feeling that you can go just about anywhere in the world, and things will generally be okay.

I think Project Hope is particularly good because it’s not overly political. When you’re with Project Hope, you’re working on building something, just like the Palestinians who live there. You’re not doing things to them or for them, you’re doing things with them.

Since I first volunteered I’ve helped maintain the website and email system. I hope to go back to Nablus within the next couple years.

Project Hope

Project Hope is a community not-for-profit and a registered charity.

Project Hope works in the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the Nablus region of the northern West Bank, teaching English and delivering other essential education, arts and sports programs to Palestinian children and youth.

The largest volunteer organization of its kind in Palestine, Project Hope fosters dialogue and cooperation between local and international volunteers, while encouraging its volunteer alumni to remain involved with the issue of Palestine afterward.

A Registered Charity

Project Hope's work is carried out through the Canadian charity “Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education”

Canada

Charity Number:
862587078 RR0001

France

Charity number:
W751227523

Project Hope's work is supported from the United Kingdom and European Union through the Scottish charity Firefly International

UK

Scottish Charity Number:
028744

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