Among Tawasol Project, Arab American University and PYALARA organized a training course entitled “Youth Journalists Defend their Rights” that targeted students of the Arabic and Media Department in the Faculty of Arts in AAUP.
In the opening session, Mr. Sudqi Mousa- Tawasol Project Coordinator in AAUP welcomed the participants and praised the role that PYALARA does in activating the youth role in the society.
Dr. Mosadaq Barahmeh- the Dean of the Faculty of Arts in AAUP emphasized on the importance of such courses and workshops, and asked students to participate as this will benefit them in blending in the labor market, and thus be distinguish and this is what Arab American University aspires that its students will be.
From the other side, Ms. Yafa Najajra- the Field Coordinator in PYALARA expressed her happiness in the role that AAUP does towards its students and indicated that she herself was a graduate of AAUP last year and she joined Tawasol Project, and now she is working at PYALARA. She added that PYALARA has provided the best environment to join the labor market especially through the courses, workshops and trainings that PYALARA usually organize.
Ms. Nae’la Hedaya- Tawasol Project Coordinator said that the project is being organized for 2 years now and PYALARA is organizing it jointly with the Faculties of Media in the Palestinian universities and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and said that the idea came to form youth syndicates in the Faculties of Media in the Palestinian universities and that these syndicates will represent students and reflect media students voice in the university.
Ms. Hedaya also explained that the training will be for 10 meetings, then there will be elections for the syndicates, and winners will be getting intensive trainings to take their role in their universities. The training will include the preparation for the elections especially as Central Election Commission will join to introduce students to the project and the role of the syndicate in order to enhance the student's affiliation with the university, and change their role for the better.