In two weeks from today we will be setting out on our March Freedom Ride 2014. To make sure that both volunteers and locals get the most out of this amazing endeavour, we have gone to visit some of the communities and created an itinerary for our two-week journey through occupied Palestine. And having been lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the great things to come, we can assure you that if you are part of this year’s group, you are in for a special treat. Different activities, walks through breathtaking landscapes, work with local communities and children, cultural events in the evenings that will make you want to never leave this country again… It all adds up to a memorable and unique stay here in beautiful Palestine – and what better way to learn about the impacts of apartheid and occupation than to actively contribute to putting an end to them? The souvenir you will take with you will be the smiles you are bound to put on children’s faces, the unforgettable stories and fates shared during our playback theatre performances and the great new friends you will make for life.
Ready for it? We can’t wait to welcome you here in the refugee camp of Jenin to prepare for what we already know will be an epic journey of discovery. Welcome onboard the Freedom Bus!
The Freedom Bus is still happy to welcome last-minute guests on board, and of course you can always be part through those vital donations which enable us to make a real difference to people’s lives in the occupied territories of Palestine.
…Or two! Or three! If you’re already in the West Bank, we are happy to have day visitors during the March Freedom Ride, and should you want to stay over night that’s also possible. The fee is the same as for other March Freedom Ride participants, $35. To sign up, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Rivers, playback theatre practitioner and project leader of the Freedom Bus initiative, has been teaching in India this winter. Ben shares his views on theatre, Palestine and the Freedom Bus here.
Catch a glimpse of what is to come during the March Freedom Ride by enjoying these beautiful photos from the Freedom Bus team’s recent visit to the Jordan Valley. The Friends Meeting House is where we will stay during our days in the Jordan Valley.
The bus is filling up we are still happy to welcome new passengers to the 2014 March Freedom Ride. So, sign up if you haven’t already – and tell your friends to do the same!
If you haven’t yet signed up to join the March Freedom Ride in Area C – or if you’re eager to get on the bus and want to get inspired right here and now, you can read statements from previous participants and get even more convinced that this will be the ride of a lifetime. Welcome onboard!