On the weekend of the 12-13 of December 2008, we held activity year 2008-9’s first youth seminar. 81 youth joined us in Neve Shalom (our biggest seminar ever!) for the year’s ice breaking seminar. The educational content of the workshops was adapted to each group by its facilitators.
For the first year groups, this was their first bi-national encounter and thus the facilitators focused on first-hand acquaintance (ice breaking, group building, personal acquaintance and the start of social acquaintance). The workshops also focused on social activities, in order to render the bi-national exchange enjoyable (thus creating a bond between participants and ensuring the groups’ future work). The second-year and the nation-wide groups focused on the depth of the bi-national meeting, on political awareness and on the preparations for their bi-national activism.