The YWCA of Palestine Opens an International Youth Camp
Ramallah 29-6-2022 - The YWCA of Palestine has opened an international youth camp at the Star Mountain Center north of Ramallah, in partnership with several European institutions, as part of the Erasmus Plus youth exchange project.
Along with Palestinians youth and representatives of institutions from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and Poland are participating in the camp, while some project partners were not able to come from Jordan and Lebanon.
During their visit to the YWCA's headquarter in Ramallah, The General Secretary of YWCA Palestine Amal Tarazi welcomed the participants in the camp, stressing the importance of the visit for exchanging ideas and experiences between Palestinian youth and their counterparts from around the world.
She also gave a brief overview of the founding stages of the YWCA of Palestine, reviewing its programs in the field of empowering women, along with social innovation for youth and providing safe spaces for young women and men to develop, learn and engage in society, and increasing the knowledge of Palestinian youth about the importance of participating in decision-making processes and raising the voice of young people in order to bring about positive change.
The camp includes field tours of a number of youth projects in the governorates of Tubas, northern Valleys, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Al-Bireh, and learning about the YWCA’s programs implemented in Palestine for empowering youth. This, in addition to visiting the Dheisheh and Aida refugee camps in Bethlehem, and taking a close look at the suffering of the Palestinian people as a result of the occupation, the settlements and the apartheid wall.
It also includes meetings and panel discussions on youth employment development and cooperation in Mediterranean countries, as well as highlighting gender issues and empowering young women.
The camp will conclude on Saturday July 2, 2022.