Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer in Palestine’

Our Activities in September and October 2015

The months of September and October have been very active, as Project Hope has been involved in many events besides our regular activities. On the 18th of October, students of the Photography class at Project Hope exhibited their beautiful pictures in the French Cultural Centre in Nablus. More photos of the photo exhibition can be found on our Facebook page.   The exhibition also included a music performance of three volunteers of our partner organisation Music Harvest. Apart from the exhibition and music performance, exciting new courses were taught at Project Hope. A Renewable Energy course was taught at the […]

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Nablus Remembered

Nablus Remembered I’d been to Nablus before but that time, it was only en route from Jerusalem to the Galilee. Still, it was just enough time to park up in the central square, top up on coffee (oh so strong!) and taste the delicious local speciality – Kanafeh Nabusli- for the first time. This time – June 2014 – was different. This time, my travelling companion and I were stopping over for three nights specifically to visit Project Hope. Nablus lies in a sheltered valley between gently sloping hillsides, about 50 kms north of Jerusalem. It’s where the ancient city […]

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Music 4 Music … Second Visit

Thomas Myrmel recounts the second visit Music 4 Music organized with Project Hope — from the Netherlands to the West Bank — providing music workshops and performances for Palestinian children during the Second Intifada.

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Music 4 Music

An inspiring musical adventure in Palestine began with a desire to reach out and connect with a population caught in the conflict of the Second Intifada. A description of the first Music 4 Music visit organized with Project Hope ten years ago.

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Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

A Dutch volunteer teaches English through an alphabet caterpillar and body parts through the musical memory game “head, shoulders, knees and toes.”

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Born from Conflict, Struggling for Hope

Project Hope was founded in the West Bank city of Nablus during the height of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Second Intifada. The conditions were harsh, unstable and extremely dangerous. Yet these very conditions are what necessitated the foundation of Project Hope to help address the needs of thousands of Palestinian children crowded into their homes cut-off from education, freedom and hope.

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Volunteering and Reaching Disadvantaged Youth

Gertjan was glad to volunteer at Project Hope. For him it was a unique opportunity to make new friends and witness the strength of people living in conflict. He learned a lot while teaching and running projects with the staff and local volunteers.

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Life and Teaching at Project Hope

Check out this excellent gallery of photos documenting day-to-day life volunteering and teaching at Project Hope, taken by French volunteer Valerian Mazataud in the late Autumn of 2009.

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Photo Project with Teen Drop-Outs

While volunteering as a photography instructor with teen drop-outs, Valerian Mazataud discovered that teaching at Project Hope was not a one way process but rather an exchange, a unique way to better understand Palestine and a rare way to evolve in his photographic practice. (French and English versions posted.)

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#AusELT Blog – Project Hope – Volunteer Teaching in Palestine

One of two Sydney ESL teachers who traveled to Nablus to volunteer with Project Hope in October 2013 writes about her experiences teaching English, and particularly the challenges of working in Balata Refugee Camp.

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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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