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Join us for the UK programme Oct 2013!

Calling all 16-20 year olds! The Encompass UK programme will be from 26th – 27th October, at the Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey. It’s going to be a packed weekend of challenging workshops exploring identity, stereotypes and community, together with adventure

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Encompassed! Sahdia Khan joins the team

On Monday we welcomed Sahdia to the team as our new Programme Development Officer. Sahdia will be heading up the UK programme, as well as working with British participants on the international programme. Here Sahdia introduces herself: As a former participant on an Encompass

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Youth Board trip to Indonesia 2013!

It is said that, ‘We cannot hold a torch to light another's path, without first brightening our own’. I am a firm believer in this, as I feel that most conflicts occur due to a lack of knowledge of another's society, religion or culture. Stereotypes that have been instilled in people for generations

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Friendship across divides: Natalie & Hadeel

Our Palestinian Coordinator, Karen writes: Every Journey of Understanding brings surprises and changes, but none so amazing as the relationships formed between Israeli participant Natalie and the Palestinian girls, especially Hadeel in the March 2013 program. On the program they got along

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They’re back! Indonesia Summer Programme '13

A very jet-lagged Aisha, Miriam and Safoora are back in the UK!  (Nazima is holidaying in Bali for the week – lucky thing!)  These four members of the Encompass Youth Board (past-participants from three different Journeys or Understanding) have just embarked on a three-week trip volunteering

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