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Palestinian Childs Home Club (PCHC)

Profile

Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
Websitehttp://www.ydrc.ps
Founded1996
In their own wordsWorking “to provide social, cultural and sports programmes” to “youth and young adults from the ages of 9 to 30 years old.”

Funding

Does not publish financial details, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability.

Activities

  • Programs include organizing “camps, technology programmes and music and theatre training.”
  • According to its website, in “2008 the club managed to enhance its programmes and activities through the privileged partnership with USAID. This merger expanded the reach to affect youth groups from different regions, universities and colleges within the West Bank which then led to the establishment of the Youth Development Resource Centre (YDRC), which was specially designed to meet the needs of young people.”
  • States that it has “collaborated with numerous local and international organisation and universities to implement themed youth programmes at the centre. Projects have focused on areas such as environmental awareness and conservation, creative arts, business incubation, and robotics.”
  • In 2012, USAID funded a program consisting of “a full month worth of events and activities dedicated to women. Events held included ‘Mother’s Day’ event (300 women attended), ‘Open Health Day’ event (500 women attended) and a Job Fair (600 youths attended).”
  • The Hebron Youth Development and Resource Center (a project of Palestinian Child’s Home Club) collaborated with the Student’s Forum Institute, to organize the Palestine Youth CBO’s Network for Reform and Citizenship (PCMR), funded by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). The project “aims to explore a range of issues and demands made by youth sector in Palestine through the formation of a network of 16 different institutions throughout the West Bank. The collaboration of these different institutions hopes to lead to the implementation of a range of activities with a focus on citizenship and good governance.”
    • PCHC established the Hebron Youth Development Resource Center as “a space for Palestinian youth to develop their skills in different areas, engage with their peers, and become active members of their communities.”
  • In July 2010, developed a three-year partnership with the Edward Said National Conservatory of music, aimed at “implementing musical classes to students aged between 5 and 23 years old.”
  • A number of its staff members have ties to other highly biased and politicized NGOs that regularly contribute to the international demonization and delegitimization of Israel.
  • Shorouq Muneer Thawabta, “radio presenter at the YDRC,” also worked as project coordinator for Palestinian NGO Miftah, which published a 2013 article repeating the antisemitic blood libel that “Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover …”
  • Nidahh Shaheen, also a radio presenter at YDRC, previously worked at Ma’an News Agency, which produced a highly emotive propaganda video following the 2014 Gaza war, portraying Israel as the sole perpetrator of violent attacks, while omitting the numerous Hamas war crimes against Israeli civilians and intra-Palestinian human rights violations.

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