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Al-Ofoq foundation for youth developement

National Network: 
Palestine
Address: 
Ramallah / al-Quds street
00970 Ramallah
Palestinian Territory
Telephone: 
00970-2-2984161
Telephone (other): 
00970-2-2984162
Fax: 
00970-2-2984160
E-Mail (2): 
E-Mail (3): 
Mobile Phone: 
00970-592-877777
Mobile Phone (other): 
00970-599-292477
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2012
General Information: 
  • Structure of Al-Ofoq: 

- General Authority - Board of Directors - Executive Director - Administrative Assistant
- Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs
- Department of Public Relations and Fundraising
- Department of Media
- Volunteer Department
- Department programs "awareness program, the empowerment program, participation program"

  • number of staff: 9 employees

  • Budget of last 3 years:

2015 : 
2014 : 
2013 : 

  • Sources of funding:

- UNDP/DEEP    - Islamic Development Bank   - YMCA     -Welfare Association
- wafaa international group   - Local Funders    - Al Ofoq Friends Group

 

  • Main partners involved in the organization's projects/activities

Alofoq achieved Many companies and signed agreements of understanding with several sectors:
- Palestinian universities and education sector.

- International institutions sector.

- Government institutions sector.

- Institutions of civil society.

- Municipalities and local councils sector

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission:

Al Ofoq seeks to contribute in the creation of a generation which is aware of its own reality and the importance of their role in bringing forth positive changes. Empowered to fulfill its responsibilities.  Participating positively and actively in the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of life.
Al Ofoq, develops and implements programs and projects which advocate youth rights and empowerment. Encourage and adopt youth initiatives. Facilitate networking amongst youth themselves and other social sectors, and liaise with different governmental, national and civil society stakeholders.

Strategic Goals:

• Increase awareness amongst youth
• Enhance youth skills, capacities, and capabilities.
• Explore new horizons and prospects for effective youth participation
• Advocate for a legal framework to protect the rights, ambitions, and benefits of youth.
• Coordinate with governmental, national and civil organizations that share similar interests.

Objectives:

- To promote the culture and values of citizenship and civil society.
- To raise awareness of the concepts of democracy, human rights, and principals of good governance.
- To promote the concepts of dialogue and acceptance of others.
- To enhance the status and role of Palestinian youth.
- To raise youth’s awareness of the importance and necessity of voluntary work.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Programmes and Projects:

Al Ofoq works mainly through three programmes:

  • Awareness Programme:

The program supports in order to reach this goal on direct meetings with the youth category. These meetings will be in the form of lectures, workshops, discussion sessions and brainstorming mind.

The most important topics covered by the program:
- Spreading the culture of good citizenship
- Strengthening of political participation and raise awareness of the concepts of democracy among Palestinian youth.
- Definition of youth, in turn leading societal advancement.
- Contribute to the young leadership capacity building.
- Workshops on planning and management initiatives.
- Electronic Media.
- Workshops on communication.

  • Enabling Programme:

         - Enhancement and Employment Pioneer Youth Project in Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate.
         - Youth economic Enhancement Project for unemployed youth of deprived families Project in Bethlehem Governorate

  • Participation Programme:

"Al Ofoq "  implemented a range of projects within the youth participation program.
- The national activities and projects ("Bethlehem Mreitena", Land Day, Flag Day, the prisoner day)
- Charitable projects (Ramadan projects)
- Summer Camps
- Activities and entertainment projects
- School bag projects

 

 

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Al Ofoq seeks to contribute in the creation of a generation which is aware of its own reality and of the importance of its role to bring forth positive change; empowered to fulfill its responsibilities; participating positively and actively in the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of life. Al Ofoq develops and implements programs and projects, encourages and adopts youth initiatives, and facilitates networkingamongst youth and other social sectors.
 

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