YWCA Palestine Celebrates the graduation of "She Leads" Academy first Cohort
Ramallah - The YWCA of Palestine celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of the leadership academy for young women "She Leads".
The General Secretary, Amal Tarazi, said in her speech during the graduation ceremony that 18 female members of the academy received 200 hours of training, which included theoretical and practical skills related to planning, networking, and other skills that qualify girls for leadership in society, in addition to educational trips and seminars with international institutions.
She added that the academy is a new model based on international experiences, pointing out that this model was built and developed in Palestine as a youth leadership program with a non-stereotypical learning approach for young women between the ages of 23 and 29, with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The Academy includes several activities, including training and capacity building, networking and relationship-building visits, experiences exchange meetings, lectures for experts on various topics related to leadership, excellence and entrepreneurship, developing ideas for community initiatives, exploratory study tours, and job training opportunities.
The academy aims to empower young women to become active participants and contributors to Palestinian society, develop their knowledge of the basic concepts necessary to understand contemporary social issues, including those related to political participation and leadership, assess needs and analyze obstacles to the development and implementation of policies and programs related to leadership for young women, and strengthen knowledge, skills and connections with governmental and non-governmental opportunities for young women, through organized trainings and dialogues with institutions.