Windows - Channels for Communication has acquired unique experience in developing and implementing long-term educational programs for youth that address the core issues of the conflict* with broad present and historical perspectives, both local and global.
They all share the belief that the current situation of occupation**, human rights violations, violence and discrimination is unacceptable, and that peace*** is not possible without addressing the real needs of the people sharing this land.
They believe they need to counter-weight the dehumanization and fear that result from the harsh realities, the flow of mainstream media and other institutions. There is also need to empower youth to work towards a better future both on the local and national level. Their own experiences working together as a joint team give them first-hand understanding of the different perceptions and emotional barriers that exist between our communities. This has helped develop successful methodologies for their bi-national and multi-cultural youth programs.
Windows’ long term Youth Programs offer a safe space for learning, personal development and empowerment. Changes in perceptions and attitudes often require emotional processes that develop over time while gaining more and more knowledge. Their programs give sufficient time to generate both cognitive and emotional processes.
By providing youth with tools for critical thinking, for deep understanding of their own identities and values and for constructive dialogue, they open a window for communication between their communities. This ongoing communication, along with serious study of the past and present and learning by practicing various forms of activism, empowers youth to take action, together and separately, against all forms of oppression between and within their societies.
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