The first Minecraft Talk school program pilot is scheduled to start on February 17th, 2014, between schools in Arab Nazareth and Jewish Kiryat Ono.

The Minecraft Talk program features a series of virtual encounters between two schools in Israel, one Arab and the other Jewish, in which children from both schools meet in a virtual game world to play, create and overcome challenges together. Only after they have met each other in the game worlds do the children meet in person to discover the faces – and people – behind the avatars.

For more details on the program, click here.