YAP: Young Ambassadors for Peace. The purpose of working with young PCFF adults is to create a joint leadership, to be the next generation of the PCFF and to be able to address youth groups in Israel and in Palestine, and to deliver the message of reconciliation
The project includes leadership workshops, learning about the Palestinian narrative as well as the Israeli narrative, instruction skills development and more
In recent years, the PCFF has been working with a cohort of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian young adults (ages 18-27) who have either been through our youth programs consistently, or exposed to PCFF messages and activities through their parents’ membership in the organization. The purpose of working with young PCFF adults is to create a joint leadership, to be the next generation of the PCFF and to be able to address youth groups in Israel and in Palestine and to deliver the message of reconciliation.
A special program is established every year for youth groups, which includes leadership workshops, learning about the Palestinian narrative and the Israeli narrative, instruction skills development and more. Throughout the year and mostly in the summer months, young PCFF members take on the role of instructors in the youth summer camp and gatherings.
In the past four years there have been three cycles of the Leadership Project. Each year a different, central tool was chosen to convey the content to the participants.
In the first cycle, the participants focused on photography and at the end of the project displayed their joint endeavors and the process they underwent at the #hope4change event. The photography exhibition was displayed in Jaffa Theater during the month of May 2018.
For more information about the photography exhibition.
The second cycle focused on theater as a tool and a way to observe the reality we live in.
The third cycle took place for the most part on ZOOM due to Corona and focused on storytelling. The participants learned how to tell their story in writing and orally. The combination of image and text provided a profound acquaintance among the participants and created a place where they could meet.
This year the alumni of the first three cycles united into one group and are taking part in a more profound and thorough course on leadership and instructing groups.
Video that sums up the first year activities (of two) of the YAP program