East Jerusalem Youth: Agents of Change

Project:’ East Jerusalem Youth: Agents of Change

Resilience and Tourism: Community-Led Approach

Funded by: European Union and the lead applicant the Dan Church Aid (DCA), and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).


Implementing Partners:

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil (MIAK)

Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)

Palestinian Vision (PALVISION)



Role of Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil:

Develop a community based touristic route in 50km distance in East Jerusalem to be linked with Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil.

Project Duration: June2019 – November 2022

Project Location:  Occupied Palestinian Territory-East Jerusalem, (Old City Jerusalem, At Tur, Aizaryah/east of EJ and Biddou, Qbeiba, Beit Anan, Beit Doqqu, Beit Sourik/northwest of EJ.



Involve the targeted community members in participating and contributing to fulfilling their economic, political, cultural and social rights.

Maintain national identity, connect isolated communities and to challenge the movement’s limitations


Mechanism of Action:

  1. Raise community awareness about community based tourism through visits and meetings in the community.
  2. Develop the infrastructure and establish a new walk trail of 50 km distance in order to link the EJ communities to the communities along the Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil.
  3. Developing facilities and services for the benefit of the new trail.
  4. Building the capacity of service providers and ensuring quality control of services.
  5. Promoting and marketing of the new trail.
  6. Give the leadership role to local councils to manage the track and to attract hikers.

Expected results:

Increased economic and employment opportunities in 8 communities (Old city, At Tur, Al-‘Eizariya and Biddu, Al-Qubeiba Beit ‘Anan Beit Duqqu, and Beit Sourik) through community- based tourism.


Amira Jaber , Action Manager , Masar Ibrahim al Khalil

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Project News:

First Activity on The “East Jerusalem Youth: Agents of Change”.

“East Jerusalem Youth Agents of change” project meets 5 local authorities

MIAK Signs 5 new agreements

Meeting in the old city of Jerusalem

EJ staff project held a public meeting in Beit Enan

Trail Development In East Jerusalem

MAIK Staff Accomplished Several public meetings

“East Jerusalem Agent of Change” staff suspend its activities because of Corona crisis

Biddo is the Key of Northwest Jerusalem villages.

From Jerusalem Alleys

Beit Duqo


MIAK Signs 2 New Agreements With Women Centers In North West Jerusalem

“East Jerusalem Youth: Agents of Change project” , Completed the trail way marking of a 10.7 KM segment

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