YWCA Palestine Signs an MOU with the Christian Youth Movement - Palestine
The YWCA of Palestine signed a memorandum of understanding with the Christian Youth Movement – Palestine today, Monday 10 January, with the aim of cooperating in the implementation of community-based activities that serve the Palestinian youth and engaging them in the different activities of the association. It also aims to contribute to building coalitions that work to end gender-based violence in Palestine and to implement joint economic empowerment and income-generating programs that target young people to encourage them to stay in Palestine. This is in addition to organizing joint capacity-building and leadership training workshops and preparing graduates for the labor market.
The Christian Youth Movement was established in the Holy Land in 1964 by the Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah. It was later reactivated in 2004 under the name “the Palestinian Christian Youth Ministry”, which serves about 3000 Christian children and youth aged 7 - 35 from different parishes, schools and churches (Latin, and Greek Catholic). These beneficiaries are located in five Palestinian governorates and are divided into 58 active Christian youth groups.