Iris

Israeli Delegation Leader, 2011
Seeds of Peace Fellow, 2015

IMPACT: SOCIAL

Providing educational opportunities for underserved populations in Jaffa.

How has Seeds of Peace had an impact on you?

I have been to the Seeds of Peace Camp twice as a Delegation Leader (the second time as head of the Israeli Delegation). This has impacted my work with the Israeli Ministry of Education on projects with educators around Tel Aviv and Jaffa who teach social values, civic engagement and leadership skills.

How are you impacting your community?

I am focused on providing informal educational opportunities for Palestinian youth in Jaffa, a largely underserved population. To do this, I’m partnering with key leaders in the city to encourage the social involvement of at-risk Palestinian youth, to boost and support young leadership in the community, and to develop a sense of active belonging and possibility.