Occupied Territories

Volunteers needed: Jahalin Bedouin summer camps!

0 Comments 28 January 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights and the Comboni Sisters  are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at summer camps for young Jahalin children this July and August. Volunteers should have some Arabic and experience working with children.

Jahalin kids volunteers wanted

Dates

First week:
– Sunday – 23 July
– Monday – 24 July
– Thursday – 27 July

Second week:
– Sunday – 30 July
– Monday – 31 July
– Thursday – 3 August

Click here for photos from last year’s summer camp

If interested, please email Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann at [email protected]

Background:

Rabbis for Human Rights has been assisting in the organization of summer camps for Bedouin children of the Jahalin tribe living outside of Maale Adumim for more than a decade. We help organize a number of camp programs for these children in different Jahalin encampments in the area in collaboration with nuns from the Comboni Order. The Jahalin Bedouin represent one of the most vulnerable groups living in the Occupied Territories. The community is plagued by extremely high rates of poverty and unemployment, and they live under the constant threat of home demolition and forced displacement, as the state seeks to expand settlements. Already displaced from their ancestral lands in Tel Arad, they have been forced to mostly abandon their agrarian/herding lifestyle for an urban one. On-going instability and poverty make it difficult for the community to provide recreational and educational opportunities for its children. That’s why RHR steps in. The camps give the community’s children a chance to grow, develop, and play in a safe and supervised environment alongside mentors from the Bedouin community as well as international volunteers.

Rabbis for Human Rights is also active in advocacy work on legislative levels, while our presence on the ground helps protect the community from the threat of demolition.

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