The Contribution of NGOs to Promoting the Social Belonging of Palestinian Youth: A Study Applied to Youth Institutions in the Gaza Strip


  • Ismail Mahmoud Al-Ruhal Department of Sociology and Social Work, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza, Palestine



: civil institutions - social affiliation - youth.


The current study aims to determine the level of contributions of non-governmental organizations in enhancing the social belonging of young people Palestinian, the researcher used the sample social survey method through an electronic questionnaire applied to (384) young people who benefited from the services of civil institutions, the study tool was applied in the time period 4/12/2021 to 5/17/2021The study concluded that the contribution of civil institutions to all indicators of the concept of belonging came at an average level, as the highest indicators of the contribution of institutions to strengthening belonging were increasing youth's sense of stability and security, linking private goals For youth with the goals of the Palestinian society in general, while the lowest indicators were the contributions of institutions in enhancing youth participation in social life, and developing the youth’s ability to carry out duties and responsibilities towards their society for Palestinian youth.  Scientific status, average income) among Palestinian youth, and the study recommended educating young people about the importance of a holistic view of society, Encouraging voluntary collective action, interest in research and studies interested in identifying the factors that affect youth affiliation, networking between civil society institutions to improve the reality of youth, crystallizing a future vision for the role of civil institutions, according to developments and societal and international changes within which work can be done.


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How to Cite

Al-Ruhal, I. M. . (2023). The Contribution of NGOs to Promoting the Social Belonging of Palestinian Youth: A Study Applied to Youth Institutions in the Gaza Strip. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 10(5).