Global Partnerships for Education

Year

2001

Overview

The Global Partnerships for Education was established in summer 2001 by Brandeis faculty and students, working in conjunction with partners in Haifa, Israel; Grenada; and Chelsea, Massachusetts. The project was based on a simple premise: coexistence between divided peoples depends not just on dialogue, but also on a shared understanding of cultural diversity. The highlight of the project was a 10-day institute designed to inspire participants to believe in the possibility of change. Songs, stories and reflections were brought out of the air and became bright and solid building blocks for the structure of a small community. When participants headed out to do the practical work of reaching others in their home communities, they found that they had developed the strength to carry those blocks with them to shore up foundations in distant places.

Institute Leader

Jane Sapp, Musician and Cultural Worker

Funding Partners