The Olympic Truce “Train the Trainer” Workshop

EcoPeace Middle East


Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) recently hosted 27 youths from around the world for a workshop at the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark in Jordan.

It was a unique venture for FoEME in many ways. First, while FoEME traditionally focuses on building cooperation between Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, this workshop included young people from India, Nepal, Taiwan, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. Participants from FoEME’s normal sphere of service also attended.031

Secondly, FoEME is dedicated to water conservation and environmental awareness in the Middle East, but this workshop had a unique aspect. It was actually organized by the Olympic Truce Peace Campaign Network (OTPCaN), an international effort to bring peace to warring countries before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. FoEME provided subsided accommodations and meals, and also presented several sessions.

As such, the workshop, which ran from May 8-11, 2014 and was entitled “Train the Trainers”, was a powerful blend…

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