We experienced the power of stories during a storytelling training in Palestine and Israel. People were reinforced and got a clearer picture of their identity. Because of that they were better able to enter into dialogue. As a result, we set up a two-year program for young people to use storytelling in Palestine.
In this project we focused on increasing understanding between Israelis and Palestinians on the West Bank and in Israel. Over a period of almost 2 years we trained young people to use storytelling professionally in their community. This was followed by a practice-oriented program, in which the trained trainers put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. We ended in March 2019 with a two-day conference for local professionals.