Palestinian communities living in
Area C , face particularly difficult economic, social, and
political hardship by the Israeli policies as well as limited
Palestinian governmental ability to
control, serve, and protect the area
have led to depressed communities living in a critical
Tourism is the Largest industry in Palestine,
through tourists that visit Palestine every year,
sustainable development and job
opportunities can be created for many unemployed people,
and empower women.
There are a lot of projects that don’t
imply sustainability because it depends on funding and
loans, therefore, its very important
to focus on community based tourism as a sustainable
developmental plan which includes
youth, women, and infrastructure.
objective of this project is to contribute to job creation and income
marginalized rural communities in the West
Bank, with a particular focus on women and youth,
capture lessons from piloting job creation through experiential tourism that
in other Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations.
Skilled trekking guides aims to create a new product that will benefit local
economies, reducing long-term unemployment and improving community
for a sustainable tourism development.
tourism aims to develop the knowledge and skills of women to become experts
production, branding, venting and labeling, empower the presence of women in
their products will become competitive with other goods, thus increasing the
the sales that results will be revealed: job opportunities and personal income
Vision statement: Vibrant Palestinian communities and sustainable
environment in response to the
unemployment in Palestinian marginalized communities especially
rural areas. Community based
tourism aims to serve the marginalized communities in in Area C
through raising the number of
Palestinian and international guests visiting the targeted communities.
Moreover, the Palestinian
flora and fauna have to be
Statement : To develop, promote, community development, promote it among
markets (of travelers from Palestine and
elsewhere); and protect it by advocating for the
of environmental and cultural protection policies.
group for Trekking Guides:
will be selected from different marginalized areas through the West Bank, from
to south including, the Jordan valley, the
Jerusalem Wilderness especially Bedouins who are
eviction orders by Israel E1 plan, East
Jerusalem, south Hebron and Rashaydeh areas.
guides has to be identified from the above and similar locations.
trainees has to have the bellow qualifications in order to be admitted to the
– Minimum age: 22 years
– Educational background “Minimum Tawjihi”
– Very good command of English Language and / or other languages
(French, Italian, …) are preferred
– Good Physical abilities (Medical report)
– Certificate of good conduct, signed from local community or police
– Interview: self-presentation, motivation, personal experience, etc.
– The required competencies to pass the required level in the written
– The good interpersonal & communication Skills
– To pass the 2 days practical field test
Variety of training methods in
delivering each module will be adopted. But the mix is not an end
in itself. Training methods need to
be carefully selected to match the purpose and learning
outcomes of each session. The
following is a summary to guide such selection:
with question and answer period
whenever applicable (Field visits)
Maps & pics
(particularly for the first aid module)
Characteristics were identified as
key traits for a successful trekking guide:
2. Careful and thoughtful planner
3. Good communicator
4. Effective teacher
5. Evaluates people and situations
6. Exercises good judgment
7. Represents the group
8. Comfortable with sharing knowledge
9. Understands the importance of
10. Maintains group cohesion
11. Can handle controversy
12. Can lead through a crisis
13. Sets an example for others
have to sit for Ministry of Tourism exam, which will enable them to get
the official license
that can open new doors of employment with the Palestinian Tourism private
Palestine will be promoted as a result through good ambassadors and
people who can
Palestinian story, in a good way and provide a good experience for
that will help promoting different Palestinian villages, and enable the local
gain a much better income. Yet, trained
guides can help keeping a better clean
environment by adopting Leave No Trace
Target group of
should be a part of an institution or a women cooperative or part of its local
should have preferably five years of practical experience in managing women
work, food production, product marketing and vending processes. Furthermore,
trainer should have knowledge about Taxing law
expected to deliver training in an effective and efficient way regarding
technique and training aid.
take time to deliver the information to the trainees.
agendas, course outlines and similar planning materials.
overall objectives of course, key content areas and strategy and methodology
aims to develop the knowledge and skills of women to become experts in food
venting and labeling. The experts will be qualified to train other people in
these subjects. Nothing
training will contain visual, practical and field visit exercises.
2. Moreover, the
training will empower the presence of women in the labor market and their
competitive with other goods, thus increasing the percentage of the sales that
results will be
opportunities and personal income for women.
will contain the following subjects:
and branding of products.
process for participants:
should have the following:
women center/ cooperative/ educational institution.
a productive kitchen and place to produce local products.
transfer knowledge to others.
The consultant /
trainer should provide:
training plan and agenda agreed upon for the training and the full complement
of all TOT materials. A minimum of four weeks
prior to convening the training.
report on the training including a thorough evaluation for improvements of TOT.
The analysis must include treatment of gender issues and to be submitted by
trainers within two weeks of the completion of each training.
English Training for Women:
This training aims to develop the
English language skills of women (scale A2 to B1 levels ). Women will be
able to communicate, welcome
tourists and talk in order to introduce culture and history of Palestine.
This training will provide
participants with more skills that can be used in their jobs, especially those
related to tourism. Moreover, it
will help them increase their income.
The training will contain the
greetings, introduction and goodbyes.
Accommodation and hospitality.
Grammar; buy and sell process,
Description of natural and
cultural environment; animals, landscape, food, handcraft and weather