Palestinian teenagers, hit by closures and poverty, benefit from UN-backed youth centres
"This centre is the only place that gives me the opportunity to learn and widen my knowledge. I built good friendships as well. I am now able to express myself better than before."
- Mohammed, youth-centre patron
Jabalia, Palestine - With border closures and increased poverty continuously undermining the ability of Palestinian teenagers to get a good education and enjoy their time off, tens of thousands of youngsters are benefiting from United Nations-supported learning centres in the West Bank and Gaza to help them overcome stress and hopelessness.
UNICEF provides core supplies such as stationery, library furniture and books, as well as computer, sports and music equipment, to enhance the adolescent-friendly environment.