“Youth Connect” concludes its Activities in Erbil and Nineveh.

The Youth Connect project concluded its inaugural journey in Erbil and Nineveh governorates during the month of February. The training targeted a diverse group of young people with the aim of empowering them to lead their communities and activate their roles by developing skills and capacities in assessing needs and designing and implementing collective action projects.

Through belonging, communication, exploration, and change, young people will be able to build strong social networks to coordinate with local authorities and serve their communities. The first training was conducted in Erbil province from February 8th to 11th, 2024, and in Nineveh province from February 26th to 28th, 2024. The training included various activities for young people to break barriers between them and to interaction.

The project provides an opportunity for marginalized youth to address their issues on the agendas of local authorities and open doors for their aspirations. It aims to activate their roles in civic engagement by collaborating with various governmental entities and finding common ground to serve their communities.

The Youth Connection project is being implemented by the Public Aid Organization in the governorates of Erbil and Nineveh, with support from the British Council. The aim is to open new horizons for young people and empower them to manage their needs through participation, interaction, and influence.