Young President of Palestine – Waad Qannam

Waad Qannam

Starting off as a Volunteer and now one of PalVision board members

I started my path as a volunteer in “New Generation” program within Young Leaders projectimplemented by Palestinian vision Organization (PalVision). This experience have enriched and refined my personality as I gained knowledge and improved my leadership skills. This experience has enabled me, along with a group of ambitious youth from across the West Bank, to organize and lead a youth campaign and implement a youth-led initiative across the West Bank.

Despite studying law, my volunteering experience with PalVision opened up new horizons and motivated me to pursue a career in community development, particularly in the youth sector. Immediately after my graduation, PalVisionoffered me a position as a project coordinator assistant for “ShababnaQadha” project, then I worked on several other projects. Due to the flexibility and support of PalVision staff and management, I was able to finish mygraduate studies in Law fromBirzeit University.

My work experience with PalVision was outstanding, the all youth staff who were former volunteers and high spirit have encouraged me to develop my abilities and gain experience in different domains. PalVisionstaff and management were and remain one ofmy main supporters, who push me to further developmy skills and achieve my ambitions. This was evident in the extraordinary support I received from them when I participated in the “Young President of Palestine” TV program, as they stood by me every step of the way till I won the title.

PalVision focus on youth inclusive empowerment by providing opportunities for Palestinian youth through volunteerism, entrepreneurship and employment have motivated me to become part of this organization. “New Generation” volunteering experience was just my first step, I’ve volunteered in numerous PalVision projects such as Young Arab Voices and Mitharkeen campaign against right to movement. Believing in PalVision’s mission and what it aims to achieve, in 2016, I was elected to become a member of PalVision’s Board of Directors.