YWCA has a long history in empowering young women and serving communities in Palestine. Starting as far back as 1893, informal groups of Christian women were meeting in Jaffa and Jerusalem as YWCA groups, which culminated in the establishment of the YWCA of Palestine in 1918. YWCA set up the Women's Training center and preschool in Aqabet Jaber Refugee Camp in Jericho for the refugees from the 1948 war even before UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees)'s services were established.
Over the last decades, the YWCA has developed a variety of programs to empower women through educational, cultural and training opportunities, including kindergartens, vocational courses, leadership training, youth summer camps and income generation projects across the area. Sunbula works with YWCA's handicraft project in Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah. A group of refugee women earn income by making the Nativity Scene and Three Wise Men dolls in traditional Palestinian costume, one of our long-sellers.
YWCA of Palestine
PO Box 20044, Jerusalem
Tel: (+972) 02-628-2593
Fax: (+972) 02-628-4654