BENEFITING: HAND IN HAND
EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2012
"Launched in the Summer of 2010, Project Harmony is a 4-week English language summer camp that aims to create a safe social space for Arab and Jewish children from Jerusalem to relate to one another in the most basic way--not as citizens of a politically tense state or members of a religious group, but as peers. In a system where divisions are pervasive, entrenched, and often self-imposed, change is necessarily long term. Project Harmony seeks to plant the seed of this long-term process: one that begins with children who, despite being born into a deeply divided society, are given the chance to imagine their community as one rooted in shared experience, intellectual freedom, and social awareness. This is our vision of peace." - Project Harmony
I don't think I can say it much better than that. Really, a great cause. What I can say however, is that I can thank my lucky stars to be a counselor this summer for this truly imaginative and courageous camp. One that is indicative of how a small group of people can make a big change in a big world. So, I ask you, friends, peers, and parents, to help make a donation, any donation, to Project Harmony. The little camp that could. So that this summer, and for summers and days to come, we can help make change a reality not only for the fearless and undaunted Project Harmony campers, but for every person who wants peace, and just a little bit of harmony in their lives.
For more information about the camp, check out http://www.projectharmonyisrael.com/the-project.html