The LEAP Program and NYU SJP invite you to join LEAP volunteers for a report-back and informational session on their experiences volunteering in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon in the summer of 2012. This year, 55 volunteers participated in LEAP's Summer Help IN English (SHINE) Project both instructing English and leading recreational activities in four camps in Lebanon: Bourj el Barajneh and Shatila in Beirut, and Rashadieh and Bourj el Shamale in Tyre.
Come hear about their experiences working and living in the refugee camps, as well as learn more about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational empowerment program for Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of its students so they may become agents of change. LEAP provides educational projects and services to increase student access and opportunities. Over the past three years, LEAP has made a positive impact on over 1500 Palestinian refugee-students and over 90 volunteers.
Kindly note, handmade Palestinian embroidery and other merchandise from the camps will be available for purchase.
Learn more: www.leapsummerprogram.org
Tuesday, November 13 ~ 7:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 808
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(photo ID required)
Pizza & refreshments will be served!