The Abraham Initiatives (UK)

Shared Learning for Israel's Jewish/ Arab children

To provide more opportunities for Israel's Jewish & Arab school children to interact through school subjects of mutual interest. These encounters are the childrens' the first meaningful meeting with the "other" and provide an opportunity to become more tolerant and work towards shared goals.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119571)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£32,000

Donations

71

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúOnly through meaningful encounters and getting to know each other, can we move towards change.‚Äù

    — Amir Bakish, father of fifth grader Yonatan from the Ziv School in Ra‚Äôanana, twinned with the Al-Rashidiya School in Qala

  • ‚ÄúEvery encounter has an impact, lights a spark that can bring change.‚Äù

    — An Arab teacher participating in the Shared Learning Programme

  • “Every encounter has an impact, lights a spark that can bring change.”

    — An Arab teacher participating in the Shared Learning Programme

  • “Only through meaningful encounters and getting to know each other, can we move towards change.”

    — Amir Bakish, father of fifth grader Yonatan from the Ziv School in Ra’anana, twinned with the Al-Rashidiya School in Qala

Situation

Jewish and Arab children in Israel live separate lives. Despite both being citizens of Israel and living in close proximity growing up, they have limited contact and know nothing about each other’s culture, religion and everyday lives. This segregation is deeply problematic for Israeli society, and perpetuates the fragile relations between Israel's Arab and Jewish communities

Solution

By creating a new model of Arab-Jewish school encounters that make intra-group collaborations an integral part of school life, breaking the inherent separation between Jews and Arabs in the Israeli school systems, and creating enhanced educational opportunities for everyone involved whilst promoting tolerance and mitigating against tensions. The Shared Learning programme