The Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation- PYALARA

National Network

Jaba Village, Opposite Atqiya old mosque
Jaba village
Territoires palestiniens

02 2346710
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Youth and education
General Information
PYALARA has two main departments: Media & Well-Being. Each department has its head and a number of coordinators. The administrative staff include director general, accountant, financial consultant, executive secretary and a procurement officer. Besides we have two office managers one in Nablua and another in Gaza. The total number of employees is 25 (14 full time and 11 part-time) The overall budget of PYALARA varies from one year to another depending on the number of projects. The budget for the year 2005 has reached half a million dollar. We receive funds from a number of donors (depending on type of projects). Funders include, UNICEF, The European Commission, Aus Aid, Canada fund, Cordaid and Save the Children. In its work, PYALARA cooperates with related Palestinian ministries namely the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, UNRWA educational department and with a number of schools..
Mission and Objectives

PYALARA’s mission is to activate and empower young Palestinians between the ages of 13 and 25 and equip them with the necessary skills, information and techniques that would enable them to address their issues, needs and rights and thus contribute towards democratic nation building. Our main objectives include firstly; developing a new culture of independent and specialized media for young Palestinians and secondly, empowering young Palestinians and equipping them with basic life skills that lead to a healthy lifestyle and encourage them to play a constructive role in the society. Furthermore, PYALARA aims at building bridges of communication between Palestinian youth and their counterparts around the world.

Main Projects / Activities

PYALARA's main activities are grouped into three programs: the development and production of specialized youth media (youth newspaper and TV programs) on the one hand, and the projects which advance the well-being of Palestinian youth by focusing on the peer-to-peer approach, on the other. Both programs serve and support each other. In addition to that, PYALARA’s third program focuses on youth development of regional and international communication networks with their peers to activate intercultural dialogue and build interactive channels of communication.

Contact (1) Full Name
Hamdi Hamamreh
Job Title
Development officer
Head of the organisation
Hamdi Hamamreh