The Jerusalem Post, Israel | 11/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
Hebrew University program helps ex-Colombian rebels return to real life
Nov 25 -- Nestled in the jungles and highlands of northwestern South America, thousands of Colombia's rebel fighters, once embroiled in the continent's longest-running armed conflict, are laying down their weapons and attempting a return to normal life.
In 2006 however, help arrived from an unexpected source. The Kishurim, or "Talents" group, headed by Prof. Baruch Schwartz and Reuma De-Groot, from Jerusalem's Hebrew University School of Education, developed a unique educational technique that was adopted in Colombia specifically to help these one-time combatants turn over a new leaf.
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