This booklet is tribute to the incredible individuals who have made our work possible. It is dedicated to sharing a little bit about our alumni with the goal of creating a space for them to learn about each other, and explore possible ways of collaboration on projects with each other and with the organization.
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A 3 months Haifa-based program with young women at risk, developed and facilitated by our own alumni, and done in collaboration with Orot center and Rana Khoury - a local artist who will be teaching the participants how to make embroidered jewelry.
This program creates a safe space for students to reflect on their personal experiences as well as acquire communication skills. The participants will get a first-hand experience of Building Bridges workshops, focusing on communication, self-expression and identity. The participants are taught embroidery techniques as a tool to express themselves while also learning economic development strategies that enables them to create their own line of design.
This program was developed by Building Bridges 2006 aluma, Tal-Shahar, which introduces writing as a therapeutic tool and a basis for dialogue and discussion. The program in conducted in a drop-in center in downtown Jerusalem with the goal of teaching young women at risk how to use writing as a way of expressing and processing emotions and thoughts. It is also intended to provide a space for the participants to express themselves in a safe and supporting environment, as well as create a circle of support among the women in the shelter.
By exposing participant to a variety of opinions concerning issues such as identity, gender, community, and more, they are able to engage in meaningful conversations, using Building Bridges communication tools, to reflect on their own experiences, learn about others, and together, explore ways through which their voices can be heard.