Melissa will be in Palestine for 5 weeks, to share her passion for the chess game with Palestinians kids, as a voluntary for the Association "Peace and Sport".
The Peace and Sport peace-building programs aim at putting sport at the service of peace education
and social inclusion for vulnerable youth.
Melissa will be working with 2 NGO based there, "Care Palestine" and "Jerusalem Suburb Communities".
27 October 2011
D-12 Last day in Hebron
I think we managed this week to teach the new ones the basics, and to develop the skills of the advanced ones. We rehearsed a bit what have been done through the week and it was well assimilated.
I am glad to say, the girls won the team game today ! And they were also the best in resolving the exercises.
As it was the last day, we had a mini ceremony and I gave one medal to the best girl and one to the best boy. They were so proud of themselves! They promised to keep on working on their skills :) The centre also offered me a huge teddy bear; that's a nice attention ... I don't know how I am going to travel with it though :)
The two best kids wanted to play a last game against each other... The girl won ;)
In the below picure, you can see the two best children with Ahmede, their future trainer (who is also the guy who loves to be beaten by me!)
Here is a pic with some of the girls... :)
Tomorrow, I will take a bus to Ramallah for some more adventures within a new centre !