We were very glad to hear that the visitors from the UK travelling to Palestine had an easier time than usual at the notorious Tel Aviv airport – Unlike our recent groups who had very lengthy waits, this time it was half an hour only, and they were through and off on their way to Abu Dis, where they are being hosted in a project jointly run by CADFA and … Read More →
The first exchange of the Ma’an- Together project, a leaders’ training exchange that was held in June-July 2 017, also gave us the opportunity to meet local people in Llanidloes, Knighton and Camden. Our visitors from France and Palestine as well as the people from CADFA discussed the situation of young people in their own countries. Issues of discrimination in Europe were discussed as well as human rights in Palestine. We … Read More →
People who have visited Palestine usually don’t forget what they see, and last year’s CADFA youth visitors were no exception. Good luck to Samiha who has just finished her BTech in Textile Design at a Camden college, and made a final exhibition of work on a model of the Israeli Separation Wall that brutally divides Abu Dis. Her pieces incorporate images and issues from Palestine into her work.
July will see the first exchange of our next Erasmus+ funded project, Ma’an-Together. Leaders from our partners in France and Palestine will join us in CADFA in the UK to train and prepare the project as a whole. This will be followed by a youth exchange for young people from all three countries in France (autumn 2017), one in Palestine (early 2018), one in the UK (summer 2018) and an … Read More →
CADFA has organised a women’s exchange between the UK and Palestine every year since 2006. This year, the exchange was to Palestine. In the past few years, the visits have involved young women under 30, but this year we took a mixed-age group to meet women younger and older and from all walks of life. A wonderful visit – as usual, shocking and inspiring. A fuller report follows in English, … Read More →
“How was Palestine? A question I struggle to answer. “Amazing!” “Incredible!” “Life-changing!” Responses I utter, in doing so, failing to capture the depth of the experience…..” See the interesting posts by the UK teachers in Palestine, October 2016, written on the blog teachersinaction2016.blogspot.co.uk (Picture is from the earlier teachers’ exchange, Palestinian teachers to the UK, January 2016: read further down on the blog for posts from that phase of … Read More →