To truly understand Israel/Palestine you must visit!
Our Student Society wishes to fund a trip to Israel/Palestine that we hope shall provide vital education to 14 student members who sign up to go. We are a student society that works in Solidarity with the Palestinian people who seek to achieve their basic human rights, justice, self-determination and peace.
As a student society we advocate a meaningful approach to conflict resolution with an educated approach which is why this trip is so important to us as it will help 14 society members meet real Israeli's and Palestinians in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
Human rights and justice are our main focus and we have a strong commitment to both Israeli and Palestinian human rights.
In a conflict that is so polarised with a huge amount of propaganda from both sides we see this trip as a vital opportunity to educate, empower and inspire our student members.
Our society recieves very little funding from our university and we don't have the facilities to raise enough money to pull off a successful 1 week trip for 14 people without help which is where we hope you all can come in and give just a little so that our members can experience a lot!
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise $9500 in total which is around £6000 the majority of which will go on subsidising the flight cost for our student members the rest will pay for transport and the tours (Both Israeli and Palestinian) that we hope to take part in once there on the ground.
Even if we don't reach our total target we hope to be able to make the trip as we have already begun fundraising at a local level.
The Impact of your donation
This project is valuable for all the reasons previously mentioned and so much more! It allows our student members to meet real people in a way that humanizes them so that we can see past the usual stereotypes and actually go down a route that involves positive and meaningful engagement.
If we raise enough funds we may be able to convince some of the politicians in Northern Ireland that our venture is worth while and they may come along with us which would give us the boost needed to truly make a difference!
Other Ways You Can Help
Please if you can’t contribute, it doesn’t mean you can’t help:
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President of Society