ABOUT

Aida Youth Center is located in Aida Refugee Camp, an area north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It was founded in 1968 with the main purpose of serving the local community – especially its children and youth. Today it represents a recreational hub that aims to improve living conditions for camp residents.
Our mission is to empower the youth to take a leading and creative role to serve the local community. We believe in holding the utmost values of responsibility and transparency, and that with everyone’s participation we can make creative, positive changes. You can read more here.

VALUES

COMPASSION

It finds a way to give instead of demanding the right to take. We see others and help them along a journey of courage, confidence and joy.

ENCOURAGEMENT

It gives the strenght to transform a challenge into an opportunity. We inspire our community, and ensure supportive environments.

LEADERSHIP

It is the ambition to empower our youth and prepare them for social responsibility. Together, we move towards individual and social change.

PROTECTION

It is the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. We arrange safe spaces for children to play, learn and receive support.

PROJECTS

Story of a people
Culture / Heritage / Identity
Key of Return
Culture / Society / Identity
AIDA TOURS
Society

 

«My home still stands in the village of Dayr Aban. I have kept its key, hoping that my grandchildren will open the lock one day.»

Abbas Esdook

 

ACTIVITIES

SOUNDS OF PALESTINE
Music / Education
SCOUTS TEAM
Music
DABKEH
Culture
AIDA Football Club
Sports
MEDIATION SERVICE
Society
RADIO MUFTAH
Education / Society

1880

Children

940

Youth

23

Volunteers

16

Activities

 

THE AIDA HALL

Are you looking for a reception facility for a training, conference, annual party or special event? We have a full-equipped meeting room with LCD projectors, air conditioning units, audio system, computers and furniture. With an area of 130 m², Aida Youth Center can help to arrange your event.
The hall has been used to host meetings and visitors, screen documentaries and even to host weddings for people from Aida camp. The hall is an important resource and focal point for the local community and a place for visitors to interact and learn more about the center and camp. Contact us for prices and availability.

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    Aida Youth Center is where I experience my childhood. I’ve learnt to hope, dream and smile from them. Whenever I go there, I can finally feel safe enough to have fun. I don’t know of anywhere else where we can fearlessly play, learn and spend time together.

    Malak abu Akar (12)
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    We don’t have the same opportunities as other children. There is no park or garden we can go to, it’s not even safe for us in our own street and schoolyard. Therefore, I am happy that Aida Youth Center is here for us. It’s thanks to them that I have memories of being a child.

    Dima Jooda (13)
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    Aida Youth Center has always been like a second home for us. They have been there to celebrate our birthdays, and reward us when we have achieved good grades. I’ve always wanted to participate in the activities, which is the reason I now play music – and I never want to give that up.

    Abood al Amir (10)

Contact

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