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JPB HOSTS SHARED EDUCATION FORUM: Fellow peace organizations join hands to share learning

In early September, JPB Educator, Sarah Benazera, organized and hosted the second Shared Education Forum with several peacebuilding organizations in attendance.

The Shared Education Forum is a safe space where dialogue facilitators and teachers who work with Jewish and Arab youth in the Holy Lands have the opportunity to meet, find inspiration, and learn from one another.

During the first Forum last November, participants had the privilege to hear from two Shared Education experts: Prof. Tony Gallagher of Queen's University of Belfast and Mr. Loizos Loukaidis, Educational Programs Officer at the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research in Cyprus. During the second Forum, JPB's new Regional Co-Director, Sarah Aweidah, gave a presentation on JPB's online summer institutes for youth. She shared with peers and leaders from organizations such as EcoPeace, Tomorrow's Women, and Givat Haviva. Together, they exchanged multiple ideas and tips to run effective online peace programs for Palestinian and Israeli teens, as well as discuss the challenges we face and the creative solutions we are finding to overcome them during the pandemic. We plan to host future Forums in the coming months to encourage greater cooperation and share best practices between like-minded organizations.


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