Unforgettable Friends and Journey
My name is Lea and I came from France to meet the amazing people of Palestine through the International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) of An-Najah National University.
By: Lea - France
All over the country, we had the chance to talk, listen, see them, and discover their incredible resilience, strength, kindness, humour, and intelligence. They, the volunteers of Zajel Program, took care of our safety, our comfort of body and mind all the time. Coming to Palestine is not easy, we hear and witness hard stories and situations, but the volunteers, with their long experience, know how to make it easier.
They taught us so much historical facts and visits, in this so special area of the world; actual social issues: women status, life in refugee camps, economical status and issues in Palestine etc.; traditions: food, dances, weddings, agriculture, artisanal works; nature: Dead Sea, desert, mountains and a lot of Palestinian art also. The training workshops we offered were also great moments of shares, joy, and pride.
In the end, I will never forget the great and deep encounters I have made here with all of them. Thank you so much. By this testimony, I hope I will be able to encourage a lot of people to come here. Forget your fears, trust them, you will not regret it.