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Youth can change a nation

Our Mission

YOCAN partners with official training institutions and initiatives to help the young Arabs across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to gain the skills they need, support those unemployed to find a career and add hope to their lives.

We foster and encourage public understanding of “Tolerance” in MENA, creating an enabling environment where youths in the Arab world become engaged in public talks on topics that matter to them, give them a tolerant voice to counter extremists’ discourses and create dialogue on critical issues.

Our efforts are dedicated to empower the Arab youths and give them hope and faith in the role they can play to change their lives and societies to the better. This can be achieved through developing their skills, provide them with access to vocational training and allow them the opportunity to learn new professions that are conducive to help them advance their careers and pursue a brighter future.

Freedom of speech always comes with responsibility for the world

In fact internet communication especially social media provides the conditions for content to be published very easily.

At the same time. However, manipulative distorting or simply false messages can spread virally at breakneck speed. Most recipients accept messages unchecked which makes it easy to present even absurd niche opinions as mass opinions.

Recent targeted manipulations of the democratic public slowly lead to a change in awareness: the quality of information is made more dependent on the most reliable indicator. namely the trustworthiness of the source both senders and recipients must learn to use social media responsibly . the Yocan Foundation promotes social media competence in the Arab world in order to make young people critical and immune to influence and capture by extremist groups

What We Do

Skills and tools for young journalist in the MENA region

Media is key to sustainable change. Yocan is partnering with officials, Other initiatives and well-known journalists to support young Arab publishers with the Skills and new tools they need for improved storytelling. Because the better the story, the better reach. Engagement and possible impact The Yocan Foundation offers media Training and workshops leading to deeper understanding of the goals and requirements of objective high-quality journalism that based on research, facts and verifications. we support the free media and we fight against fake news

Empowering influencers to use social media for a positive change

We empower an unparalleled Arab network of rising and experienced influencers to produce content to motivate the people in the Arab world for more tolerance, more acceptance and more debating culture in their local societies. Democracy is a political culture of debate, of weighing arguments and aims at compromises.

Social media offers the shortest possible connection between opinion and audience – – a great chance for freedom of speech. But also, it requires serious responsibility by any influencer.

We engage and train influencers to learn how to create indigenous stories with best accuracy to change lives, to increase freedom of expression and establish access to information in the Arab world.

We empower Arab youth to change their future

Strive to strengthen the Youth in Mena supporting people who are unable to work themselves and create hope in live By providing a vocational training for a bright job perspective, we Create pathways of opportunities for Arab youth to pursue several careers in through internship, mentorship and networking opportunities ultimately strengthening. We create a professional development of Arab youth and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow, through mentorship and educational initiatives

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Let’s Share our vision

Those who are willing and has the desire to help those in need and help themselves. If you are young, active and ready to change the world for the better, we look forward to seeing you in our YOCAN volunteer family in Morocco !