Tag Archives: Direct Action

The Opening of Second Class in a Chidren Program in Umm al-Kheir

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The generous donations of Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, made possible the opening of a second class of the Umm al-Kheir Learning Enrichment Program. The cluster where this class has now opened is the place that our friend and colleague Ezra Nawi tried to protest against a houses demolition – an incident that led to his recent conviction in an Israeli court.

In a place where not only every house that was built in the last 40 years have been demolished, but also the digging of the toilets under the ground is prevented by the occupation forces, the conditions in class (which is actually the tiny living room of the teacher Targhrid) are harsh, but as you can learn from the photos attached, the children’s spirits are high.


Ehud Krinis

Renewable Energy Project in Susya-Documentary Trailer

Wind Turbine Workshop at TAEQ

Yesterday (Thursday the 28th of August) we have finished a five day practical course on small wind turbine construction. The workshop was attended by 9 participants from various communities across the west bank and was hosted by TAEQ (Towns Association for Environmental Quality in the Lower Galilee region). The participants learned about the basic design principles of small scale wind turbines and then built, with their own hands, a fully functional 1kW wind turbine. Although, due to time limitations, the turbine still needs some finishing work, once it will be done the turbine will be installed, together with another one we assembled from a kit, in Susya where they will serve the community in powering refrigerators for storing and selling the milk and diary products produced in the region.
Although there were a few things we were unhappy with (naturally for a workshop running for the first time) in the course of the workshop we think it was, all in all, a success. The students were determined to make the best out of their stay in Sakhnin, were eager to learn and gained confidence in their ability to actually construct a wind turbine, combined with an understanding of the difficulties and complications involved. Many new contacts were made during the workshop between us and the students and among the students. We came out even more confident in the direction we have chosen and are already hatching up several new ideas (of which we will update once they reach maturity). We hope the participants enjoyed it as much as we did and are confident we will keep in touch and do things together.
Thanks to: Lina, Muhamad, Hamdan, Yehye, Waseem, Jalal, Alaa, Ahmad, Abed, Hannan and Hanadi.
Yours,
Noam and Elad.

The gang enjoying the fruit of their labour...

The gang enjoying the fruit of their labour...

Sixteen Family Solar-Power Units Installed in Susya Region

— This message from Noam — embedded pictures soon to follow … meanwhile you can watch the slide show put together by Eduardo Soteras who was there and took pictures

Assaf

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We are very pleased to inform you that all the installations of the first stage of the project in Susya are completed successfully.

We have worked from Tuesday to Friday, to deliver and install 16 Solar systems to families in Susya.

All the systems are tested and functional. We still need to deliver some missing lamps. This will be carried out this week.

Thanks to all of you who made this dream come true for the families of Susya.

We are looking forward to accomplish the next steps of the project.

Bye.

Noam Dotan