The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed a partnership agreement with the US-based Tomorrow Youth Organization (TYO), under which the fund provides important support to various projects in the West Bank, including health and education sectors. This is in addition to training and rehabilitation of young people for employment and entrepreneurship, women empowerment and motherhood, economic support for families and academic intervention for young people.
The agreement was signed by Qatar Fund for Development’s Director General Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari and Director General of the Tomorrow Youth Organization, Hani Hikmat Al-Masri. It aims to support development projects in the West Bank in light of the increasing need to sponsor programmes for the development and empowerment of Palestinian youth, in addition to helping the Palestinian people within the mechanisms of international and regional solidarity.
On this occasion, Qatar Fund for Development Director General Al-Kuwari said that the agreement aims to strengthen the partnership between (QFFD) and Tomorrow Youth Organisation (TYO), in support of development programmes and youth projects.
Early Childhood Education
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) will support several developmental projects, including early childhood education projects for children from two to eight years, covering two phases of 1120 children per year, and for those with learning difficulties in order to create a positive environment for children affected by developmental disorders and children with special needs.
Youth Rehabilitation and Employment -Training Programme
Support also includes the rehabilitation of youth and employment training programmes including 390 young people between the ages of 18 and 30, with the aim of offering the opportunity to participate voluntarily, assisting teachers in the Early Childhood Programme and providing academic support for 300 children of the age group 9-14. Support will cover the rehabilitation of young people through conducting training programmes and providing financial support to 30 young graduates of universities and vocational centers.
Parenting and Women Empowerment programme
Support also includes programmes for the empowerment of women and mothers of children enrolled in the Early Childhood Programme from the age of four to eight years with a total of 480 mothers per year. In addition to special economic support programmes for 288 needy families in the West Bank. The programme also provides financial support to 150 families per year.
For his part, Director General of Tomorrow Youth Organisation (TYO), Al-Masri, thanked Qatar Fund for Development for its continuous efforts to support the Palestinian people and meet their humanitarian and development needs. He expressed his happiness with the agreement which reflects the outstanding credentials of the State of Qatar in backing the Palestinian people.