The Generation That Could Change Everything

During Nazi Germany, a researcher studying the roots and consequences of psychological disorders developed his investigation as follows: He put together some individuals suspected of being mentally ill with a non-ill, control sample of the population. Then, he locked them inside a room with many faucets, mops and buckets. He opened the faucets and as... Continue Reading →

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YOCOPAS Through Others

The 2016 Youth Organized Collaboration on Peace and Sustainability(YOCOPAS)  conference was held at EMIS, and was joined by students from eleven different schools. These schools were located in countries that are in conflict with each other such as Israel, Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank. YOCOPAS was held in order to give people a chance... Continue Reading →

The Language of Food

During the YOCOPAS conference, I had the chance to participate in the Chefs Without Borders workshop. This workshop was focused on how food is used as a tool to connect people from different cultures. Two chefs, Avnet Laskin and Ezra Kadem, with three sous-chefs, guided us through the workshop. The two chefs have diverse backgrounds... Continue Reading →

YOCOPAS Opening Ceremony

At 5pm on October 26th, students from EMIS and nine other participating schools filled the Kfar Hayarok auditorium in anticipation of the opening ceremony of EMIS’s second annual Youth Organized Collaboration on Peace and Sustainability (YOCOPAS). There was an air of expectation for the ninety minute ceremony, only a list of the names of the... Continue Reading →

The Young and The Hopeful

The first time YOCOPAS came to life a year ago, we were just dreamers. YOCOPAS 2015, quickly organized and set up in a month, paved the path to a new platform for youth to achieve the impossible. But let’s clear up some ideas. YOCOPAS is the “Youth Organized Collaboration on Peace and Sustainability” and, as... Continue Reading →

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