The purpose of the VAJOCO project is to get young people from conflict areas in the world for 2-3 weeks at a vacation camp in The Netherlands. In these 2-3 weeks, several dialog sessions will be facilitated, to get these young people in contact with eachother, so that understanding and friendship can grow. Beside these dialog sessions, there will also be time for entertainment (sports, games, sightseeing, etc.). After these 3 weeks, they will go back home and will hopefully start as peace workers at their home. The young people will be selected on leadership skills and several other criteria, which have the most chance on success.
In the first year of the VAJOCO project we will invite 10 Israelian en 10 Palestinian young people.
More information on the foundation Peace Is The Way can be found on http://www.pitw.net (click on the British flag for the English version).
The VAJOCO project is very similar to projects of the Seeds of Peace organization (more information on http://www.seedsofpeace.org )