The CCECH designs and implements innovative education projects that help create a climate of cultural pluralism and inter-generational understanding. Its programmes are based on folklore and focus simultaneously on several issues facing Israeli society and the region: co-existence between neighbouring Arab and Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian, communities caught in the conflict; cultural pluralism; and the transmission of home-culture between generations in modern society.
The CCECH has designed programmes that bring together Jewish and Arab (Muslim and Christian) school-communities, based on the research and exchange of participants’ folklore. Participating children, family members (parents and grandparents) and teachers become part of a long-term, cross-cultural, multi-generational experience. The CCECH runs two types of programmes: Jewish and Arab school-community pairing programmes and training and enrichment courses for Arab and Jewish educators.
Focus Areas: Education, Jewish-Arab relations, Youth