ZYARA PALESTINE – Spring 2010 (31 March to 10 April) 25Feb10 February 25, 2010

We are delighted to announce the date of our first (spring) Zyara to Palestine of 2010.  Outline details as follows:

Zyara – Spring 2010  (31 March to 10 April)

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Arrival in Amman 31 March

Depart and cross at Sheikh Hussein bridge 31 March arriving in Nazareth

Spend time in Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, Jenin, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Beit Ommar (close to Hebron)

Slightly extended time will be spent in Nazareth, Jerusalem and Beit Ommar

Depart and cross at Sheikh Hussein Bridge 9 April arriving in Amman

Return to respective homes 10 April

Our time will be split between volunteer work in various locations and visiting “on the ground” organisations to learn more of the current situation.  We’ll also weave in some down-time, and hopefully some fun too.  The full programme is being worked on at present to cement the details, and the outline may change, but the two volunteer organisations we are looking to work with are:

Burj Al Laqlaq – a youth organisation in Jerusalem.  Deploying our skills, whether professional or amateur, to do arts workshops and work with the kids & youth.
Beit Ommar Village – stay with the people of the village and get involved with the farming activities.
There is the option of extending your stay by a further week if you wish, although this programme is as yet undefined.

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If you are interested in joining the spring Zyara please email zyarapalestine@gmail.com to register your intentions and please indicate whether you would like to join the short or the extended programme.  Places are limited to 25 people and so will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  We will host a gathering to tell those interested more about the plans in mid-February in Dubai (and by Skype or phone for those not in Dubai) at which time you can indicate your firm intention or gracefully pull out – there is no pressure!

Don’t worry if you can’t join this Zyara.  We are planning an Autumn Zyara in September 2010

You can check our updates on Zyara Facebook

ZYARA PALESTINE 2009

Looking forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes
The Zyara Organising Team


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