"To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the construction of knowledge" Paulo Freire
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"I put my hope in the youth, whose resiliency and capacity for growth seems unending. Investing in them now is our best chance for salvation"
New: FFIPP/GCMHP Gaza Internship 2013
FFIPP in cooperation with the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, GCMHP ,are now accepting applications of students and faculty interested in doing Internship in Gaza.
The minimum duration of an internship is two months, but longer terms are preferred. Priority will be for applicants who have experience/knowledge of Project Management, Fundraising, and Psychology.
All cost in Gaza during the internship, as well as pocket-money will be covered.
Please send a letter describing your interest to apply for this internship, and a copy of your CV, send it with a $50 ,non-refundable , application fee to FFIPP-USA, P.O.Box 2091, Amherst MA 01004. You can also email your letter of application to email@example.com or fax it to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris). You can use the donate button at the FFIPP website to pay the application fee.
Summer 2013 Internship for Human Rights and Just Peace in Palestine/Israel
Dates: June 2 - July 7, 2013
For college and university students worldwide.
Intensive, on the ground, eye opening learning experience about the conflict in Palestine/Israel and the struggle for Human Rights Justice, and Peace.
FFIPP educational activities are rooted in a universal human ethic and the belief that students can learn best about Palestine/Israel from their own experiences of living and doing volunteer work in grassroots organizations, human rights and research centers in Palestine/Israel.
The program includes a week-long orientation course and one month of volunteer work in Palestinian and Israeli grassroots organizations, research centers, universities, and human rights organizations.
The Orientation course introduces students to the following topics: Pre 1917 Palestine, Palestine under British Mandate, Zionism, the Holocaust, the Nakba, Refugees, 1967 Occupation, Palesinian national movement, Palestinian community inside Israel, Jerusalem, the economy of the occupier and the occupied and grassroots activisim for human rights, justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.
Past Orientation courses included visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bilin, Ramallah, Tel-Aviv, Kafr Bir'im (destroyed 1948 village), Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot, al-Ghabisiyya (destroyed 1948 village), Nazareth, Beit Omar, Um el Faham, Dheisheh refugee camp, Hebron, Suba (destroyed 1948 village) Jericho and settlements around Jerusalem.
The program is open to all university students anywhere in the world. Students in all majors are welcome to apply.
In the past interns worked in: Enfants, Jeux ET Education, Jalazon refugee camp, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Arub refugee camp; The Alternative Information Center, Jerusalem and Bethlehem; The Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), Bethlehem; Tent of nation, Nahalin; UNESCO Chair of Human Rights in An Najah University, Nablus; Project Hope, Nablus; St Yves Human Rights Center, Jerusalem; The civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights, Jerusalem; Hebrew University Minerva Human Rights center, Jerusalem; Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), Jerusalem; Palestinian Israeli Journal, Jerusalem; Arab Center For Agricultural Development, Ramallah; Al Quds University Human Rights Center, Jerusalem; Asala, the Palestinian Businesswomen's Association, Ramallah; Palestinian Farmers Union, Ramallah; The Palestine Working Women Society for Development, Ramallah; Safeer newspaper, Ramallah; Young Artist Forum, Ramallah; Kayan Feminist Organization, Haifa; Ibdaa Center, Dheisheh refugee camp; The Palestinian Initiative for the promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Ramallah; The Center for Humanistic Education, The Ghetto Fighters' House, Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot; Kav LaOved, an independent non-governmental organization committed to the defense of workers rights, Tel-Aviv; Freedom Theatre, Jenin; Defense for Children International, Hebron; Workers Union, Hebron; Rabbis for Human Rights, Jerusalem; Alternative Archaeology, Jerusalem.
Summer 2010 FFIPP Interns in Jerusalem
For North American and International university/college students . Students from the EU should apply via FFIPP-Europe.
1) Apply by downloading an Application and send it with a $50 application fee to ffipp-usa, P.O.Box 2091, Amherst MA 01004. You can also email your application or FAX it to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris). You can use the donate button at the FFIPP website to pay the application fee. Also Sign and send or fax the Waver and Internship Agreement.
Your application will not be processed without the application fee.
2) Each applicant must forward a recommendation form to the three references (at least two must be faculty) along with a stamped envelope addressed to FFIPP-USA. The letters may also be sent directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by FAX to 413-586-9647 (c/o Kris).
FFIPP will not be able to accept an applicant without receiving three letters of recommendation. Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2013
Cost: FFIPP-USA tuition, fees and housing is $1500. Airfare, food and living expenses are NOT covered by FFIPP.
Memory Fields, Shlomo Breznitz
My Father was a Freedom Fighter, Ramzy Baroud
In Search of Fatima, Ghada Karami
The Pessoptimist, Emile Habiby
For more information email us at email@example.com or call us at 413-992-7355