The Youth Development Department (YDD), through its
strong partnership with the Ford Foundation, have organized
a study visit to youth organizations and community based
associations in Egypt, to learn from the Egyptian experience
on the community work, as well as to open ties and relations
with youth organizations with the idea to build up mutual
projects and programs, that could benefit the youth
of Jerusalem and Egypt.
With over than 10 organizations
being visited in 3 different districts, YDD will link
the organizations being visited with different youth
organizations in Jerusalem, and encourage and help both
to have projects together.
The visit was a success in terms
of opening our horizons for cooperation with fellow
Egyptian organizations, by doing mutual projects that
would be a benefit for both the Palestinian and Egyptian
Youth. Also the visit was like an "eye opener" for us
on how to deal with some similar problems happening
in Palestine in general and Jerusalem in particular,
on this aspect we have learned a lot from your huge
experience in the different fields.
The YDD will do its utmost in
fostering the Palestinian - Egyptian youth relations,
through suggested common projects and programs, especially
the basic youth exchanges between the two sectors.
Its worth mentioning that we
have been amazed on how people, especially the youth,
are so attached to their community, and determined to
solve and change the current difficult social situations
of some communities in Egypt.
YDD would like to thank all who
have made this visit as fruitful and successful as it
To learn more about the YDD study
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