First Steps on the Art Road to Peace
Even very young children should be able to take their first steps toward peace via art. "First Steps on the Art Road to Peace" is an initiative designed specifically for Arab and Jewish kindergartens in Israel. Two kindergartens participate in two sessions held during the course of the kindergarten year.
Every meeting includes various educational activities for the children. The combination of viewing, description and creative action lets them develop their abilities during play and gain an interest in and tolerance for other children in an artistic environment. These conditions give very young children from the most diverse backgrounds the opportunity to break down barriers among themselves. Because children are in some cases accompanied by their parents, an openness to dialog among parents about other cultures and religions can be encouraged.