ACP is pleased to announce its new partnership with a local organization in the West Bank, Palestine Vision, through which ACP facilitated American donations to a program called the Mediterranean Youth Technology Club (MYTecC). Project funders include Cisco and USAID.
ACP coordinated with Craig Newmark, of Craigslist and CraigConnect, as well as the Aspen Institute, by providing a vetted and accountable mechanism through which Mr. Newmark could make a $ 50,000 private donation to the MYTecC project, and its implementer Palestine Vision.
MYTecC facilitates the creation of human networks that support and enhance dialogue and web2.0-based exchanges among youth from Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Israel, and Turkey. Through this network, young people learn and communicate collaboratively, express themselves through various Internet tools and build bridges to their peers from different cultures.
MYTecC allows young people to leverage new technologies for their educational and professional needs and advancement, beyond the more familiar uses of such technology for entertainment and social purposes.
It utilizes the potential of technological innovation to enhance the way students and youth learn, interact and collaborate, allowing them to build a culture of tolerance, solidarity, mutual understanding and respect, while simultaneously promoting the principles of social responsibility and the spirit of volunteerism.
ACP is proud to support this important and promising program. More information will be provided as the project progresses and expands.