AETP Aqaba-Eilat: ONE MORE STEP TOWARD PEACE
Objective: To contribute to the peace process supported by the European
Union in which the civil society can take part in establishing a new
phase based on equity and reciprocity.
Goals: Improve the dialogue and mutual knowledge among the students
of Rosary Sisters School of Aqaba and Rabin High School of Eilat.
Rabin School - Eilat, Israel & Rosary School - Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba - Eilat: “Cities in the Mirror”
“Beresheet” performance at Eilat
NEWS FROM THE GARIN MORIAH EXPERIENCE
On November 8th, we performed “Beresheet” in Eilat, the southern
most point in Israel.
Along with the Gariin Moriah members, 5 teens
from the Arcobaleno travelled with us. We started our journey at 4 am
from Mount Meron Field School in the Galilee, towards Eilat, and after 8
hours of driving we got to Matnas Sachmon (Sachmon Community Center)
where we were to perform and started to prepare.
The show was a part of the Aqaba – Eilat: “Two Cities in the
Mirror” program, which deal with communicating and progress towards
peace. It was performed for 40 teens from Aqaba, Jordan and 40 teens
from Eilat, Israel.
Edna Angelica Calo Livne, who saved the program from failure, had
decided to bring us to perform in front of the teens (which have not met
for 6 months) to plant hope with them to continue with the program.
The show was very successful, and in it we also combined a group of
Aqaba teens who dance Debka and helped us to lead the audience to dance.
After the show the 80 teens were divided into 5 groups: dancing,
theatre, singing, journalism and art. In each group were 2 of the Gariin
members that led the teens to work on their grand finale project that
will take place in January 2010.
The final project’s theme will be co-existence and tolerance, and
will perform in both Aqaba and Eilat. The work in the various groups was
great, and was fascinating to watch the Jordanian and Israeli teens
collaborate and connect.
After the special activity at Rabin High School in Eilat, we went to
a fun night in the never-sleeping city of Eilat, and stayed at the Eilat
Field School Hostel. The following day we continued our tour on the
promenade and at the beach in Eilat, and at noon we started to drive
again to the north.
In the middle of the way we stopped for a delicious lunch and a fun
visit at Ohad’s house (one of the Garin members), in Kibbutz Bet Nir,
and after that we continued to the Galilee.
In summary, we really enjoyed the work with the teens, we experienced
a lot of teaching experiences, and were charmed by the amazing teens who
want to change the public’s consciousness and the reality.
We hope that we will be able to see the grand finale show of the
project, performed by the Jordanian and Israeli teens, and we hope to
inspired them to continue with the project.
Happy and excited, until next time – Ohad on behalf of Garin “Moriah”.
MORE COMING. . .