Youth Empowerment Support

Our Programs

Youth Empowerment Support

The transition from education to employment is difficult for young people across the Arab region, but is particularly so for Palestinian youth.
YES empowers youth aged 15 to 29 with the skills and resources required to successfully transition into employment. YES activities include:

  • Online career-counseling portal that helps students identify their ideal career path;
  • Technical and Vocational Training opportunities;
  • An employment portal where job seekers can access paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities and;
  • Fast Forward; Palestine’s first entrepreneurship accelerator program.

2011-2014 Achievements:

  • 5,000 youth engaged through the portal
  • 3,800 young people trained on essential employability skills
  • 3,600+ young people obtained internships
  • 2,700+ young people obtained permanent jobs
  • 400+ start-ups seeded


“Being a woman with a disability in Gaza, and in the absence of any opportunity for self-fulfillment, desperation and despair were all I felt in the past. Later on I joined WA  culinary training program that is specifically tailored for people with hearing impairments. The program gave me new opportunities and I secutred a job at the Atfaluna restaurant,” 
Rowayda, 24 years old, Gaza