The Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program 4th Delegation to Palestine, June 12-30, 2014 FOR SUMMER 2014!.

The Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program 4th Delegation to Palestine, June 12-30, 2014 FOR SUMMER 2014!.

NOW REVIEWING APPLICATIONS from Palestinian Youth in the Diaspora Explore & Live Palestine!

  • Posted on: 22 March 2014
  • By: HRASHID

Arab American Institute

We want to share with you a unique opportunity for young people in our community. Please see the details below:

NOW REVIEWING APPLICATIONS from Palestinian Youth in the Diaspora

FOR SUMMER 2014!

The Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program 4th Delegation to Palestine, June 12-30, 2014

Explore & Live Palestine!

Join your peers from Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Canada, Italy, and Australia and apply to be part of this year's Delegation. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to visit historic Palestine with others in the Diaspora!

[Watch this inspiring video to see how KTH could change your life!]

The Selection Committee will still consider applications from highly motivated Palestinian Youth in the Diaspora, aged 18-30. Don't wait--Apply NOW for consideration!

send an e-mail to kth@hcef.org, indicating your name, phone number, address, date of birth, profession, which of your parents is Palestinian, and how you heard about KTH.

Travel with Palestinians your own age from all around the world
Learn from civic, business and religious leaders and opinion makers within the Palestinian community
Learn about various business and technological initiatives
Visit Palestinian universities and youth centers
Tour museums and cultural centers
Attend folkloric and cultural nights
Worship and explore the importance of Holy Places
Visit many different cities of Palestine
Visit with Palestinian Youth Councils
Visit with local Palestinian families

What alumni said about their experience:

"The KTH Program was an excellently conceived balance of cultural, academic, touristic, networking, and friendship making... an introduction to Palestine, its culture, and people. I'm now considering living and working in Palestine in the future, something that feels a lot more possible and desirable now than it did before I went.... I hadn't ever met a Christian Palestinian and I really enjoyed seeing the Christian holy sites and how those different religions live in harmony. I never imagined that there would be these growing businesses under occupation and was really impressed with the vision of the owners and employees and of the whole concept of 'building the nation of Palestine' despite the occupation."

-Haifa Rashed, England (KTH 2012)

"After this trip, I feel that I'm alive for a reason. My life has changed, I now have answers to questions that I've been holding onto, like of my heritage, my family, where I came from. I didn't know where I came from, and now I do. I feel so proud and so happy for this opportunity."

--Karen Tumani Daccarett, Chile (KTH 2013)

"I don't even want to go home right now. I feel so instantly comfortable here. I am home."

-Jessica Rayyan, Arizona (KTH 2011)

For more information on this program click this link to visit us online, or contact Chiara Cardone, Program Coordinator for Know Thy Heritage, Bethesda, MD, United States Office at ccardone@hcef.org or (301) 951-9400 ext. 219

HCEF is a Charitable 501 ( C ) 3 organization committed to the presence and well-being of Arab Christians in the Holy Land, and to developing the bonds of solidarity between them and Christians elsewhere. Visit us online at www.hcef.org; 1-866-871-HCEF.