The youth have a critical role in shaping a more equal and just society. They have the energy and aspiration to motivate their role in achieving gender equality. In Al-Tufula we decided to support this role and motivation by working directly with the youth to make positive social change.
The project, Color Your Town with Life, trains 20 Arab female and male youth per year (18-21) to become leaders and agents of social change. The project increases the capacities of these youths, increases their knowledge on various issues and provides them with volunteer opportunities to increase their network and skills. In addition, each youth leader receives support and encouragement to pursue further education. The project supports the youths to apply their skills, capacities and knowledge by working directly with younger youth (15-16 years old) as leaders. Together they decide, plan and implement a campaign on a social issue in the community. The campaigns encourage processes of social, cultural and/or political change aimed at other youths in the community.