The project will fund a vocational training program for outdoor guides in Palestine. The program will provide new career paths for young people and support the development of sustainable tourism.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Rural communities in Palestine are challenged by high unemployment rates of 39% or more. This is especially hard on youth, who often graduate from university and struggle to find work. These communities are facing severe restrictions on the mobility of people and goods, and are becoming are increasingly isolated from each other and from the agricultural lands upon which they depend. These needs are growing as the conflict in Israel and Palestine persists.
How will this project solve this problem?
The funds raised will support a program to train youth to guide treks through the West Bank. This will not only provide new job opportunities, but the treks will provide new options for mobility in Palestine, and help to connect rural communities.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project provides youth with new job opportunities, and benefit existing guides who can increase their skills. It will also promote the growing rural tourism sector in the West Bank and give travelers the chance to experience Palestinian culture.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.