Objectives of YDA
1- Building and developing the capacities of children and youth.
2- Promoting voluntary work among children and youth.
3- Contributing to solving the problems of the unemployed youth.
4- Providing Places for children and youth to practice and develop their talents
5- Creating youth leaders and building their capacities to lead & protect the Palestinian youth movement’s objectives and to serve the Palestinian society.
Programs of the YDA
1- Youth Capacity Building Program: In this program, YDA seeks to build the capacities of children and youth by providing them with training courses in different topics such as, leadership, financial and managerial skills, software programs etc. Moreover this program includes building the capacities of YDA’s youth centers (i.e. furnishing the premises of youth centers with the necessary equipment). This program targets children and youth aged 15 years and above.
2- Unemployed Youth Rehabilitation and Employment Program: YDA started establishing saving and credit groups to help reduce the percentage of unemployment among youth; through these groups, youth (individuals or cooperatives) can establish their own income-generating projects. This program targets youth aged 18 years and above.
3- Voluntary Work Promotion Program: The voluntary work program aims at enhancing the concept of voluntary work among children and youth; several voluntary activities are carried out in this program such as olive picking, cleaning campaigns in the villages etc. This program targets children and youth.
4- International Youth Exchange Program: This program is based on cultural exchange between Palestinian and international youth. The program includes actions organized by the Euro-Med Youth Program or by other Euro-Med institutions and orientation visits for international youth students who wish to know more about Palestine. Furthermore, every summer, YDA invites Palestinian and international youth to participate in an international voluntary camp. This program targets children and youth aged 15 years and above.
5- Childhood Program: through this program YDA organizes summer camps, civil awareness, support-learning classes, fun days and environmental clubs for children. Moreover, some of YDA centres have popular dancing and singing groups while others have football (soccer) teams. This program targets children under 18 years old. Furthermore, YDA financially and administratively manage Nablus Clubhouse which was previously known as Nablus Clubhouse. This Clubhouse is part of the International Computer Clubhouse Network that targets children from 10 to 18 years and ensures a safe and creative education environment for children.
6- Advocacy and Lobbying Program: through this program, children and youth conduct campaigns to lobby for issues that concern them and affect their life such as child rights, civil rights and the Separation Wall. Such campaigns make them aware of their rights, thus realize the importance of their role in their society. This program targets children and youth aged 8 years and above.