Commitment to Action

YaLa-Young Leaders Online Academy

Commitment by

Peres Center for Peace

In 2012, Peres Center for Peace committed to launching the YaLa Online Academy as an extension of their program, YaLa-Young Leaders. YaLa Online Academy is a free, online higher-learning institution for YaLa members throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and it is the first-ever MENA-wide online academy that empowers youth with the skills needed to lead the region towards peace and prosperity. Peres Center for Peace will partner with the world's top academic institutes and companies to create its curriculum. Peres Center for Peace plans to run a pilot of the Academy by delivering six courses across disciplines to a group of 300 YaLa students from Israel, Palestine, and the entire MENA region. This group of YaLa students will represent diverse cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds, enabling Peres Center for Peace to develop and fine-tune the full academy project.

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Commitment

YaLa-Young Leaders Online Academy

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$595,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

ALGERIA, EGYPT, IRAQ, ISRAEL, JORDAN, KUWAIT, LEBANON, Libya, MOROCCO, Palestinian Territories

Commitment by

Peres Center for Peace

Partner(s)

Princeton University, Facebook, Harvard University, Columbia University, Harvey Mudd College, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Company, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University