Throughout the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, the Red Weevil insects attack date trees in farming villages, reducing farming capacity and output. This problem can be solved with environmentally friendly pesticides. However, the villages lack trucks to spray their crops. Building Together is raising funds for the trucks, to fight the pests, increase crop yields and improve the lives of these farmers and their village.
Our first project within this initiative, is a joint business focused on bringing two communities, one Israeli and one Palestinian to produce date honey business that will drive revenue and employment for both communities while cultivating relationships on both sides of the border.
Working with faith institutions to spread our message of dignity, hope and connection, Building Together also reaches out to schools with a curriculum developed at MIT and Harvard to teach these principles to youth. We are creating a coalition of faith and educational partners in the United States to connect with each other and to our work in the Holy Land.
Completed solar project in West Bank town of Auja, financed by American Muslims and Jews with a Palestinian-Israeli operating team.
Received major award from Mayor Bloomberg’s Genesis Prize of $100,000 for ideas that can change the world.
Dates grown by Palestinian and Israeli farmers, the BUILD snack bar is a delicious and tangible symbol of cooperation, shared missions and economic development.
Over 1,000 school children in the U.S. support BUILD learning about dignity Youth and coexistence through a curriculum developed at Harvard University and MIT.