The ENCOMPASS program was established in memory of Daniel Braden, who died in the 2002 terrorist bombing of a Bali nightclub. This unique program is dedicated to helping young people make positive changes in their local communities through tolerance and intercultural understanding. Through outdoor adventure challenges, team-building exercises, respectful dialogue, ENCOMPASS strives to empower young people to build a more tolerant and peaceful future.
Each year, ENCOMPASS brings together students from Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, the UK and the US for the "Journey of Understanding," in which these students spend time together to find common ground among difference, dispel negative stereotypes, and cooperate to solve problems.
This past November, SU London students participating in the ENCOMPASS program concluded their 10-day process of intercultural exploration and dialogue with a special workshops designed to spur conversation and exchange, enabling participants to learn from each other and bond as a group.
To read about the students' experience, including an exercise that led to productive discussions on hotly-debated topics such as religious tolerance, universal healthcare, and adoption rights for same-sex couples, click here.