The Olive Picking Program is organized each fall for 10 days, in coordination with the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG).
This Olive Picking Program aims to provide assistance and a protective civil international presence for Palestinian families to help them overcome the restrictions imposed by the Israeli military occupation and settlers during the olive harvest season.
In addition to their picking activities the participants developed a social, cultural, political, historic and religious understanding of the region, witnessed life under occupation, and shared advocacy ideas and tools.
A joint program of East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine, works for Peace with Justice in Palestine, based on Humanitarian and Christian Values, by mobilizing the world movements of YMCA and YWCA, churches, church-based organizations, UN agencies, and other relevant organizations to influence decision-makers and prompt actions that contribute to end Israeli occupation and all its violations of International Law.
Joint Advocacy Initiative YMCA Street - Beit Sahour - Palestine P. O. Box 19023, East Jerusalem Tel / Fax: + 970 (0)2 2774540 E-mail: [email protected]