On September 28, Global Communities West Bank and Gaza celebrated the 2014 Green Apple Day of Service in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Aqqaba Municipality. This is the third year that Global Communities celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service, initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),
Ms. Lana Abu Hijleh, Global Communities Country Director in the West Bank and Gaza, was recognized by the John McNulty Prize committee for her leading role in improving and implementing the “Youth Local Councils” initiative in Palestine. In a ceremony held in New York City, Ms. Abu Hijleh received an award for being one of
Lana Abu-Hijleh, Country Director of Global Communities-West Bank/Gaza was one of the key founders of Youth Local Councils initiative. The initiative is nominated for the McNulty Prize - 2017. For more information please visit: http://mcnultyfound.org/impact/stories/youth-local-councils#globalcommunitiesWBG #McNultyPrize #Palestine
❖ 20,000 youth across the West Bank elect 700 members to Youth Local Councils for two-year terms.
❖ There are over 40 YLCs across the West Bank, carry out community development projects that are engaging and improving their communities.
❖ Youth are given 300 hours of training on leadership skills like project management,
Global Communities celebrated the graduation of the 2014-2015 round of engineering fellows. The fellows completed eight months of technical, non-technical, and site training benefitting from the experience of Global Communities professionals. Several of the fellows have already secured employment either in Palestine or regionally.
Hundreds of youth participated in the Youth Local Council (YLC) elections held in two communities over the weekend. The YLCs in Beit Sahur and Ar Ram kicked off the 2015 elections, and 16 additional YLCs will hold their elections over the coming months. Congratulations go out not only to those who won, but also to those who fulfilled