(This photo was taken during the last Ma’an exchange in Palestine by Sohayb Megraoui) CADFA is now working hard on the next youth exchange that is part of the Erasmus+ – funded Ma’an project – The youth exchange to the UK is just weeks away. This is part of the project that has been going on for the past year (see the project blog). The previous youth exchanges have concentrated on anti-discrimination (France, … Read More →
One of our new volunteers in Abu Dis has written a moving and interesting first blog post. We are posting it below and suggest keeping an eye on the blog: abudisvolunteers.blogspot.com. The fan is gently wafting the warm air in the bedroom of the Guest house as I write. It is the end of our first full day in Abu Dis. Flo has arrived completing our group and Yas and I have returned … Read More →
At the end of a packed week on our recent visit to Palestine, CADFA visitors from the UK were still trying to digest what they had learned. They had had a warm welcome from individuals and groups throughout the week, but they had been shocked by the evidence of the Israeli occupation. They were struck by the on-going cruelty of the occupation, as Palestinians are more and more crowded into particular towns … Read More →
In the long, hot summer holiday, any children need the opportunity for organised activities as well as the time to run around outside. The second is more difficult in Abu Dis where space is increasingly constricted (the “realities on the ground” of the Israeli occupation are pressing in – the Wall, the settlements, the checkpoints – making it a big affair to go outside of town). So local organisations often … Read More →
Plans are going into place for the next youth exchange in the CADFA Ma’an-Together project, funded by Erasmus+ (European Union). Young people from France, Palestine and the UK will join in the UK for the third youth exchange of this exciting project, following our exchanges in France last October and Palestine this April. The next exchange has a focus on young people expressing themselves in media, and we’re really pleased … Read More →
This was the main room for the CADFA conference (the events room at Cafe Palestina) on Saturday 14th July before the conference started. Once it started, we had a very energetic and positive conference and would like to thank everyone who spoken and everyone who came. Here is the conference report (with some pictures taken on a very full day).