ANT-Hiroshima has a wide network of contacts all over the world. One of our contacts in Palestine contacted ANT-Hiroshima to tell us about a scout group situated in the village of Beit Jala which is trying to raise funds to add a second floor to its scout house.
Here’s a video of the scout troop parading, Christmas 2009.
Here is some information about the scout group and the project they are seeking funds for…
Talitha Kumi Scout and Guide Troop is located in Beit Jala, Palestine, a city on a hill west of Bethlehem. The scout & guide troop was established in 1995 and is a member of the Palestinian Scout Association there are about 150 scouts and guides in the troop. The scouts are all pupils or graduates of the school and are from Muslim and Christian families.
Talitha Kumi Scout and Guide Troop runs a wide range of social, cultural and entertainment activities that aim to make a real change in the lives and attitudes of the children in their care.
The Scout Troop runs weekly meetings and once a year there is a seven-day scout camp where scouts learn self reliance, courage, and self actualization, first aid, camping and communication skills.
In 2004 the troop took a big step towards securing its future when a permanent ٍScout House was built, thanks to the efforts of the Scout Leader Walid AL-shatleh and the former school principle Mr. William Goller.
The Talitha Kumi Scout and Guide Troop is now raising funds so that it can add a second floor to the Scout House for an entertainment hall that will provide a healthy, safe and spacious place for children to practise their daily activities.
Also, the space will include some bedrooms for girls to use during special camps. The facility will thereby enable the group to widen its local and international youth exchange programme.
If you would like to help with this project in any way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your message.