Yaffa Almustaqbal Initiative
(The Future of Yaffa)
We partnered with the Yaffa Youth Movement Association to support the Yaffa Almustaqbal initiative. The project aims to increase young peoples chances of going to university by giving them academic support while at school. It also prepares Palestinians for the Psychometric exam, one of two factors determining admission to universities.
Psychometric exams cause anxiety among Palestinian high-school students as they study at Arabic-speaking schools & usually don’t perform well in this exam. The project aims to reduce school drop-out rates – currently at a 20% low.
Support & vocational skills
The goal is to provide students with academic, leadership & life skills training to help them successfully complete their secondary education & become more active members of their communities.
We’ve partnered with Mada Al-Carmel by supporting many of its initiatives, including, the PhD Programme. Mada is the largest & most established independent Palestinian academic organisation operating inside Israel.
The Palestinian community in Israel has often been dependent on information & analyses provided by Israeli research institutions. This programme therefore aims to provide information & analyses conducted independently by Palestinians for Palestinians.
Seminars & workshops
The project does this by organising seminars & workshops where PhD students make presentations & solicit feedback about their own research from their peers. The goal is to provide students with academic, leadership & life skills training to help them successfully complete their postgraduate education & become active members of their communities.
Annual academic conference
The project also organises an annual conference which is the first of its kind offered to Palestinian PhD students. The conference is a rare & unique opportunity for Palestinian scholars to share their research & ideas in a dynamic academic discussion with other students & established scholars.
Work-readiness, Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills Training & Development Project
We’ve partnered with Challenge To Change, who were born out of a strong & genuine desire to enhance the lives of Arab women, especially those affected by conflict in the Middle East. Their vision is to create a community of Arab women who are resilient & successful.
The project aims to improve these skills, encourage entrepreneurship & promote income generation for young Palestinian women.
We have teamed up with Adalah; an independent human rights organisation and legal center. We are providing funding to four law students and legal apprentices trained in human rights, who will work in the center. Under the supervision of Adalah’s senior legal team, the trainees and law students will provide legal research for cases, legal and advocacy reports and they will also draft legal interventions as well as participating in Knesset committees.
Skills & entrepreneurship
The project aims to raise awareness about the skills of entrepreneurs, & guides participants on how to shape their start-up idea. This includes creating compelling value propositions, business plans, & practicing impactful pitches.
By connecting, inspiring & empowering women in these ways, their lives & those of their families, communities & future generations are enhanced by the ripple effects of education, social participation & wealth generation.
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giving them education, connecting them with their culture
& building their capacities to bring about positive change.