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Friendship Village

National Network: 
Kibbutz Maabarot, 40230 – Israel
Maabarot, 40230
Telephone (other): 
Jonatan: +972-542-62052, Rimonda:+972- 0547-450876
E-Mail (3): 
Mobile Phone: 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

staff employed - 12
Annual income (2008) - 180,000 Euro
Main sources: European foundations, European and Canadian Governments, Local government and Haifa municipality.
Main partners: Palestinian NGO, Academic institutes in the North of Israel.

Mission and Objectives: 

The "Friendship Village" focuses on education for inter-cultural understanding, respectful coexistence, inter-cultural and inter – faith cooperation, based on real equality, tolerance, democracy and peace. At the present our Projects include mostly Israeli – Palestinian and Israeli Jewish-Arab joint projects, on different levels.
The message of "Friendship Village" is spread through various, well structured as well as spontaneous educational activities, such as workshops and seminars of various durations. Efforts are devoted to extend cooperative projects with formal and informal educational institutions.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our Present Projects (2009)include: “Talk Peace – Make Peace”(Young Politicians' Peace Dialogue) young Palestinian and Israeli political leaders' trust building project, "Woman Educators for Human Rights" Jewish-Arab project for women teachers and students for education, as part of Young Leadership Development efforts of the Organization, "Young People against Racism": an academic course devoted to racism and Israeli society, "One Year of Life for the Society" (Nemashim) – one year long volunteering program for educational work in low-income neighborhood in Haifa, through theatre and art, in purpose to promote self empowerment among inhabitants of this low-income neighborhood and inter-ethnic cooperation between local Arab and Jewish population.