Carmen, United Kingdom/Columbia
‘My experience was incredible. The integration with the local volunteers and classes made the relevance of the politics we learnt more emotional. I think I am more radicalized also, even more resolved and determined to step up my activism and be uncompromising’.
Workshops were a great way to interact with Palestinians on a more personal level, which is an incredible insight into how people are and think. Plus building more compassion after getting attached to a class which is different to compassion from the life stories we heard on tours.
Working alongside local volunteers makes the program a much deeper experience than what we experience during political tours which can be shallow and does not necessarily allow for an understanding of Palestine and its people
I learnt even more about the horrific harassment which reaffirmed the extent of the abuse experienced by Palestinians on a constant basis…Boureen and Iraq Boureen were both excellent examples of the occupation for people to witness ethnic cleansing in Practice.
Basically I couldn’t thank you enough…I am truly in debt and waiting to return the hospitality in the UK, to be honest I can’t even articulate how good the program was and what I feel about it.