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Wilfrid Laurier University Tour 2016

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22nd – 25th May 2016

The twelve member delegation from Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University traveled for the first time to Palestine for a diverse educational experience.  Students and staff were able to visit major cities, as well as rural villages in the West Bank, being welcomed by people from each local community, learning about the day-to-day lives and challenges faced. 


The group took part in a 14 km hike through the northern highlands from Araba, Kferet to Burqin, where they walked through beautiful untouched rural landscape.  A visit to one of the oldest churches in the world, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George – the Church of Healing, and to the Canaan Fair Trade showed the delegates how Palestinians are working hard to preserve, conserve, protect and promote Palestinian products and their cultural heritage to the world.  The university students walked through the busy narrow streets of the Old City of Nablus.  They had the opportunity to meet Palestinian university students at Nablus’ Al Najah University, and also to visit the Freedom Theater in Jenin, to get to know about the work being done to inspire and empower youth through theater.

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