YWCA Palestine Support the Restoration and Rehabilitation of Deir Abu Mash’al Roman Pool and Garden
The YWCA of Palestine celebrated the opening of the roman pool and garden in Deir Abu Mash’al, a Palestinian village in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate. The association supported the restoration and rehabilitation of the pool and garden a community-based initiative within “Wujood” project.
The General Secretary of YWCA Palestine Amal Tarazi attended the celebration as well as the Executive Director of the YWCA in Ramallah Ropina Rafidi, and the project coordinators. Representatives of Deir Abu Mash’al Village Council, its sports club, and different organizations also joined the celebration in addition to the group of young women and men who led the initiative.
In her speech, Tarazi stressed the importance of joining community efforts to create a better reality for youth, highlighting the role of the YWCA in empowering young people, supporting their community-based initiatives, and encouraging them to lead positive change in their communities. She affirmed that the YWCA will continue to support the initiative by shedding light on this archaeological and touristic place.
She also signed a memorandum of understanding with the sports club to promote the sustainability and development of the initiative and ensuring its sustainability thus creating job opportunities for youth in the village to contribute to advancing their economic and societal reality.
This was one of the first initiatives implemented through “Wujood” project, which aimed to promote youth civic engagement and meet their needs, and create safe spaces for women and children in specific, and people of Deir Abu Mash’al in general. This, in turn, contributes to land protection.
"Wujood" is part of the work of YWCA Palestine around youth, peace, and security, and will support more community-based initiatives in marginalized areas.