Organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Woman Affairs
Arab American University participated in the “Young Leaderships in the Higher Education Organizations” program that was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Woman Affairs and that aimed to prepare youth women leaderships who are able to lead official and non-official organizations in the future.
The two-day program that was organized in Nablus city targeted female students from the different Palestinian universities and was funded by the Cyprus Consulate.
Dr. Amal Hamad – the Minister of Women Affairs attended the opening of the first day of the program along with Dr. Muhib Abulouha- the Secretary of the Higher Education Council representing the Minister of Higher Education, representatives from the ministries, the deans of the faculties and students including AAUP students.
Dr. Hamad- the Minister of the Women Affairs emphasized on the importance of enhancing the Palestinian women roles in all fields, especially that this program aims to prepare young women leaders who are capable of building the Palestinian state. She praised the participation of university students in this program as this program will prepare future leaders of the community.
Dr. Muhib Abulouha said that this program aims to empower girls and women and create women leaders who are able to have an impact on the Palestinian society and to make a change. He also talked about the agreements that the Ministry has signed with the local and international organizations to empower women, achieve local development, enhance the dialogue culture, human rights and gender.
Mr. Ayman Hodali- the Head of the Guidance Unite and Student Affairs in the Ministry of Higher Education explained that this program includes training workshops distributed on the governorates and it targets 200 female students.
Student Shahd Jarrar represented the students and thanked Arab American University and the two ministries on their efforts to organize for such a program. She said that this program focused on the importance of investing in the Palestinian women and their capabilities, participate them in making decisions and raise their awareness in leadership, communication and discourse. Jarra thanked AAUP for providing the best environment to students to enable them to participate in programs that enhance their abilities, and their social, scientific and extracurricular levels.
The young women leadership program focuses on some training courses such as the fields of negotiations, mediation, time management, communication, decision making, advocacy and planning.