Civil society projects
Started on: Saturday, January 1, 2011, End date: Tuesday, January 1, 2030
Project description

Dr. George Hanna organized a project with the Lebanese Dental Association to provide free basic dental needs in the Lebanese areas. The mobile dental clinics will travel throughout Lebanon to provide dental awareness and care.

Due to the urgent need of dental care in Lebanon, this project is not made possible without your generous contributions to make this project happen.

Project hosted by: Najdeh Association
Started on: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, End date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project description

Total duration of action

36 months, starting 1st January 2013

Objectives of the action

Overall objective: Increased gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Palestinian refugee community of Lebanon.

Specific Objectives:

1. To increase women’s empowerment through providing women with access to skills training, employment and participation in decision making structures.

2. To combat negative gender stereotyping through advocacy work at national and local level and through awareness-raising on women’s rights and issues concerning domestic violence.

3. To build capacity, promote learning and information sharing within AN, CAFOD and through the gender networks AISHA and PWF

Partner

Association Najdeh

Target groups

1) Disadvantaged Palestinian refugees with no or very limited income in Ein El Hilweh, Beddawi and Nahr el Bared camps, including female headed households, young women and girls in large families and families that have a member who has a disability or chronic disease. 2) Association Najdeh 3) Member organisations of AISHA network.

Final beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries include the 6,200 Palestinian refugees (70% women) and their household members, totalling 27,900; 30 staff of AN; AISHA network staff. Indirect beneficiaries include communities in other camps and gatherings in Lebanon, AISHA network beneficiaries across Middle East, and beneficiaries of other CAFOD gender programmes.

Estimated results

1) Palestinians refugee families are better able to meet their economic and social needs through increased access to jobs for women. 2) Innovative ways of addressing gender inequality and negative gender stereotyping are piloted resulting in an increase in the number of women participating and making decisions in local committees. 3) There is reduced incidence of domestic violence through widespread awareness-raising and strengthened support mechanisms for those suffering from gender based violence. 4)Improved knowledge of CEDAW and the Istanbul Framework of Action and its implications amongst both the Lebanese and Palestinian community, and cooperation with key decision makers leads to the lifting of the Lebanese Government’s reservations on CEDAW articles 9, 16, and 29. 5) Learning is shared and replicated within gender networks and in CAFOD programmes to promote women’s empowerment. 6) Association Najdeh is skilled in identifying the impact of its interventions and has demonstrated improved upward and downward accountability.

Main activities

  1. 1.     Set up of Programme (Office set up, Project Planning Workshop, Selection of beneficiaries, baseline survey)
  2. 2.     Access to Employment (Vocational training courses, awareness raising, job placement and right to work campaign, M&E)
  3. 3.     Leadership and decision making (leadership training, formation of women’s committees, M&E)
  4. 4.     Violence against Women (Service provision, support groups, awareness raising, domestic violence survey, and M&E
  5. 5.     CEDAW and Istanbul Framework (Follow up, awareness raising, lobbying Government and M&E)
  6. 6.     Learning (development of resources, learning events and M&E)
  7. 7.     Strengthening AN Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity to Enhance Accountability
Project overall objectives

Increased gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Palestinian refugee community of Lebanon.

Project activities

1. Set up of Programme (Office set up, Project Planning Workshop, Selection of beneficiaries, baseline survey)
2. Access to Employment (Vocational training courses, awareness raising, job placement and right to work campaign, M&E)
3. Leadership and decision making (leadership training, formation of women’s committees, M&E)
4. Violence against Women (Service provision, support groups, awareness raising, domestic violence survey, and M&E
5. CEDAW and Istanbul Framework (Follow up, awareness raising, lobbying Government and M&E)
6. Learning (development of resources, learning events and M&E)
7. Strengthening AN Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity to Enhance Accountability

Started on: Monday, January 2, 2006, End date: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Project description

To let the community feel the importance of heritage and natural resources, by exposing it to samples and providing it with relevant information.

Project overall objectives

1- To strengthen and preserve the community

Project activities

1- To continue collecting prototypes from old ages.

2- To continue collecting fossils

3- To make prototype of animals and plants.

4- To make prototype of the region

Started on: Wednesday, January 1, 1997, End date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Project description

Initiating the pre-school education project was challenge in introducing a pedagogical advanced experience within a social and human environment lacking the required appropriate conditions.
There are seven kindergartens operating in our centers, providing pre-school education for about 600kids (ages 3-6 years) by trained teachers who undergo regular in service training
Active learning is the method applied in all KGs. Through providing the free environment for the child to play, discover and question, we are actually expanding his role in the learning process and enhancing his love for freedom and independence.

Project overall objectives
Project activities

Drawing, handicraft, music, story telling, films, picnics, sports and drama are among the illustrative tools used to acquire in-depth knowledge for the kids.

Project hosted by: RootSpace
Started on: Saturday, March 22, 2008, End date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Project description

RootSpace is committed to supporting civil society and social entrepreneurship in Lebanon. As part of that, RootSpace works as a shared/community office space (co-working) where individuals and small groups (project-based, or as part of a small or newly developing company or organization) can rent office space, either desks or a private office, with all the amenities of a real office space: internet, telephone, fax, printer, kitchen, and more, all in a prime location overlooking downtown Beirut, BIEL, and the port area (we are in Saifi, just near the EU headquarters and Smart Car). This is a developing project, but we are trying to set things up so we can help other people/groups do their work better/quicker/easier.

More information is online:
http://therootspace.org/site/workatrootspace

Or email for more info or for any questions:
innovate (at) therootspace (dot) org

Prices are reasonable, with some flexibility.

Project overall objectives

To provide a community work-space individuals, groups, organizations, or small businesses, for working towards social change, innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
To foster collaboration and support.
To hold meetings and gatherings.

Project activities

A variety of activities related to sustainable development, tech/ICT for development, innovation, open source/systems, social entrepreneurship, green tech, etc.

Started on: Thursday, September 6, 2012, End date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Project description

 

1-         Project goals: The project aims to build capacity for education reform by supporting the governmental agencies                   through provision of research, training of trainers, coaching and mentoring.

2-         Project activities:

         1)      Evaluate and develop the citizenship education curricula and its learning and teaching resources;

         2)      Teachers and administrators to implement an active citizenship program; and

         3)      Develop a democratic school environment through parent and student councils and community service              programs. 

        

Project activities

We will organize the program as five Activities. Three Activities detail the work to be undertaken to deliver the contract. Activity 4 is the management and coordination of the program. Activity 5 is the evaluation. Within each Activity we have planned detailed Work Packages (WPs) which describe the steps of the program and enable us to calculate the resource required. WPs are numbered according to Activity and then sequence e.g. 1.3 or 2.6. Each WP indicates the month when it starts and includes specific objectives and descriptions of work for that period. A summary of this information is on the timeline. In the descriptions of work, each point specifies three items: activity; number of days; partner and [number of people provided by that partner]. European experts (ET) will be contracted by IOE at the request of any partner when necessary for the intervention.

Started on: Thursday, September 6, 2012, End date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Project description

 

        Project activities:

         1)      Evaluate and develop the citizenship education curricula and its learning and teaching resources;

         2)      Teachers and administrators to implement an active citizenship program; and

         3)      Develop a democratic school environment through parent and student councils and community service              programs. 

        

Project overall objectives

The project aims to build capacity for education reform by supporting the governmental agencies through provision of research, training of trainers, coaching and mentoring.

Project activities

We will organize the program as five Activities. Three Activities detail the work to be undertaken to deliver the contract. Activity 4 is the management and coordination of the program. Activity 5 is the evaluation. Within each Activity we have planned detailed Work Packages (WPs) which describe the steps of the program and enable us to calculate the resource required. WPs are numbered according to Activity and then sequence e.g. 1.3 or 2.6. Each WP indicates the month when it starts and includes specific objectives and descriptions of work for that period. A summary of this information is on the timeline. In the descriptions of work, each point specifies three items: activity; number of days; partner and [number of people provided by that partner]. European experts (ET) will be contracted by IOE at the request of any partner when necessary for the intervention.

Started on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Project description

The DHIAFEE Project, launched in 2005 by ANERA, and funded by USAID represents one of the first significant efforts to explore the potential of rural tourism in Lebanon to contribute to the expansion of economic opportunities in rural areas. Lebanon is rich in resources that could be leveraged to extend economic development to all of its regions. Its location, natural and historical treasures, and its cultural richness are spread across the country, and have contributed to making tourism a strategic sector to the economy. Even with the political turbulence in the region and, at times, inside the country, tourism has always exhibited remarkable resilience.

In 2012, tourism in Lebanon was projected to generate $4.3 billion2 in direct revenue and provide roughly 9.5 percent of total employment in Lebanon. Unfortunately, the bulk of these benefits remain concentrated in the capital city, Beirut, and its immediate surroundings, in addition to very few highly renowned historical sites. Reasons for this imbalance are many, the most crucial of which is the lack of reliable, quality hospitality services outside the capital city Beirut. This is exacerbated by the absence of a national tourism strategy to support tourism sector growth in rural regions.

The DHIAFEE Project aimed at leveraging the unique advantages of Lebanon as a small country, where multiple points of interest can easily be reached from almost anywhere, to spread the economic benefits of tourism to rural areas. The project, which was then a one-time investment, supported the development of a network of more than 47 alternative lodgings (or “cottage inns”) throughout the country, creating income generation and job opportunities for local families, and contributing to the economy of their respective localities. Although affected by the onset of 2006 war and successive political turmoil and security issues, DHIAFEE had a very successful launch and enjoyed a high profile, at the time, among tourism stakeholders.

Tourism continues to be a major sector in the local economy, especially given the resilience of expatriate demand, and rise of local demand for short get-away locations. In 2011, and largely due to a concerted lobbying effort by DHIAFEE/ANERA team, a new decree, #6298, was passed legalizing the status of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in Lebanon.

In this project, ANERA will build upon the progress of DHIAFEE project and move forward on to the next level including: 1) expand, solidify and institutionalize the rural hospitality infrastructure; and 2) encourage activities of responsible tourism to contribute meaningfully to the local economy.

Project overall objectives

This program will contribute to the expansion of economic development in rural areas in Lebanon and in specific rural tourism and alternative lodgings. The project aims at expanding, solidifying, and institutionalizing the rural hospitality infrastructure to encourage responsible tourism that will contribute meaningfully to the local economy.

Project activities

Develop quality standards for rural hospitality businesses in Lebanon
Map and assess needs of existing rural hospitality businesses
Develop a “Quality service” Handbook and training curriculum and provide training for 36 hospitality businesses
Assess institutional capacity of existing hospitality businesses and build an institutional framework for a professional association

Started on: Saturday, March 1, 2014, End date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Project description

Introduction
A career in training can be extremely rewarding both financially and professionally where behind every spectacular training session, there is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to details.
However, the truly skilled trainer can turn the session into a really exciting, enjoyable and beneficial experience while involving emotions and minds at the same time.
To reach this stage as an adult educator isn’t always easy, but success isn’t just for the naturally gifted ones. Hence, it is always possible to put some effort into our personal growth and development for an enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their personal and professional potentials.
This program is especially designed to assist experts and practitioners become effective and successful trainers.
It helps you feel more comfortable and competent in exploring how adults learn and take a step-by-step approach to create training sessions that meet participants’ needs.

Register here for a FREE presentation

Project overall objectives

- Acquire the essential knowledge and skills for training’s implementation
- Develop the training process from the preparation phase till the evaluation one
- Apply adult learning concepts and customize off-the-shelf materials
- Create a comprehensive platform for interaction, sharing of experiences and best practices
- Involve attendants actively in the learning process
- Foster changes in behavior, information, skills & attitude

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, End date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Project description

                                                               She Leads

SMART Center for Media and Advocacy is implementing a series of different workshops and roundtables to train women in the fields of: Rural Tourism and Environment, Political participation of Youth and Women, Women and Decision Making, Elections and Democracy, Communication and Public Speaking, Negotiation Skills, Family and Conflict Management, Time and Stress Management, Peace Building, Family Protective Laws.

SMART Center for Media and Advocacy is implementing the project in all regions and had celebrated the graduation of 120 women in the first phase that targeted women in Bekaa and Chouf-Mount Lebanon. The second phase is targeting over than 200 women in Kesserwan and Maten of Mount Lebanon, Akkar and Tripoli Northern Lebanon, and Nabatieh and Sour in Southern Lebanon. The project continues its activities until November 2014.

 

"القيادية"

 

 ينظم "سمارت سنتر" للإعلام والمناصرة سلسلة من ورش عمل وطاولات مستديرة لتدريب النساء في المجالات التالية: السياحة الريفية والبيئة، مهارات التواصل والخطابة، مهارات التفاوض والاقناع٬ المشاركة السياسية للشباب والنساء، المرأة وصناعة القرار، الإنتخابات والديمقراطية، فن إدارة وحل النزاعات في العائلة، إدارة الوقت والضغوطات٬ صناعة السلام٬ قوانين حماية الأسرة.

"سمارت سنتر" للإعلام والمناصرة ينفذ هذا المشروع في كل المناطق وقد احتفل بتخريج 120 إمرأة كمرحلة أولى للمتدربات في منطقتي البقاع والشوف. وتستهدف المرحلة الثانية ما يزيد عن 200 إمرأة من كسروان والمتن في منطقة جبل لبنان وعكار وطرابلس في لبنان الشمالي بالإضافة الى النبطية وصور في جنوب لبنان. وتستمر نشاطات المشروع حتى تشرين الثاني 2014.

Project overall objectives

"She Leads project aims to support women, especially in rural areas of Lebanon, to gain the skills that will allow them to be more effective in social, political, touristic, and economical life, in order to make them agents of change and to act as decision makers on all levels especially in politics.

القيادية" هو مشروع يهدف الى دعم النساء، خاصة في المناطق الريفية من لبنان، لمنحهن المهارات التي تسمح لهن بأن يكن أكثر إنتاجية على الصعد الإجتماعية، السياسية، السياحية والإقتصادية. وذلك بهدف جعلهن رائدات في التغيير ولكي يصبحن صانعات قرار في جميع المجالات خاصة السياسية منها.