Volunteer Recognition Day - Palestine
“We are here together to create a better world.”
In celebration of the contribution and benefit of youth volunteering in Palestine, Al Quds University and International Service hosted a volunteering, social enterprise and employability event to mark International Volunteer Recognition Day on Monday 20th April, 2015.
With an attendance list of over 100 Palestinian and British volunteers and leading figures from Palestinian development and volunteering organisations, the event saw discussions and highlighted the importance and impact young people can have on their world and how together, we can achieve incredible things.
The programmes being recognised included collaborative work by International Service with local partners. Dr Mohammed Al-Mbaid, Country Director for Palestine at the International Youth Foundation acknowledged the importance of volunteering as key driver to community leadership, with Dr Al-Mbaid putting great faith into the active young people being recognised, he said: “This generation is exactly what our Palestinian community needs in order to solve problems that face us every day.”
Ms Nancy Shourati, Director for International Service Palestine, added to this by promoting the benefits of global volunteering and the International Citizen Service (ICS), she said: “This programme is an opportunity to be used by young people to share and exchange skills with people around the world.”
The final message of the event came from ICS team leader Ruba Jamal, she said: “It doesn’t matter if we are from different cultures or different backgrounds. We are here together to create a better world.”