Civil society projects
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

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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.

Started on: Sunday, June 1, 2014, End date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Project description

North Lebanon, which was already one of the poorest areas of the country before the crisis, is hosting about one third of the million refugees from Syria. Several recent socio-economic studies have shown that social cohesion in the communities of North Lebanon has been deeply affected by the Syrian crisis. 

ANERA’s recent assessment of youth needs (to be published soon) has indicated that youth from both Lebanese and Syrian communities are among the main victims of the ongoing crisis, and are increasingly resorting to violent and intolerant conducts. The Syrian conflict and subsequent displacement to Lebanon has destroyed the youth’s safe environment. As a consequence of the dire economic situation of their families, Syrian youth share the families’ burden of meeting basic needs for survival. Many Syrian youth reported dropping out of school to work and support their families, a factor that leads to higher competition with locals in the labor market. With the continuous influx of over one million refugees from Syria, the resilience of host communities is stretched to the limit, and Lebanese youth resent refugees for the deterioration of their living conditions. 

Youth however, can make significant difference in the society, even and especially, during humanitarian emergencies. In spite of a pervasive feeling of anxiety, youth in North Lebanon showed a willingness to address these issues and improve relations with those of other communities. Having worked with youth in North Lebanon since 2010, ANERA has seen that youth from both refugee and host communities, when given the tools to become meaningful actors of change, can transform existing dynamics of violence and alienation.

Based on the success of ANERA’s pilot project funded by OTI in 2013 “Sports For Peace,” ANERA is expanding this model to other conflict-prone areas in North Lebanon.

Project overall objectives

The objective of the Sports for Peace II project is to improve acceptance and coexistence among communities of North Lebanon by improving relationships among 1,600 Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese children and youth in conflict-prone areas. The intervention will empower popular sports clubs to become positive agents of social change, by widening their outreach and ability to instill values of peace and coexistence among youth.

Project activities

Goal: Improve coexistence among refugee and host communities’ children & youth in conflict-prone areas of North Lebanon

Objective: 1,600 Lebanese (40%), Palestinian (30%), and Syrian (30%) children & youth from 10 localities in North Lebanon have improved relationships with each other.

Result 1: 12 Lebanese popular sports clubs in North Lebanon have improved their ability to mobilize children and youth and to deliver peace-building messages through sports for peace activities
Result 2: 1,600 Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian children & youth have an improved access to sports for peace activities
Result 3: Mixed Syrian/Lebanese youth committees have implemented at least 8 community service projects

Started on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, End date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Project description

Palestinian children in Lebanon suffer from multiple risk factors and disadvantages that impede their development. Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon form a distinct and disadvantaged sector, characterized not only by extreme poverty, but also by a mix of low status, limited opportunities, increased vulnerability, and social exclusion. High levels of stress and anxiety negatively affect their healthy growth and development.

Enrollment in preschool/kindergarten is an important stage in a child’s education: students who go from preschool to elementary school are more prepared for learning in a school environment and more likely to stay in school than students who have not. Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon enroll in elementary school at age 6. The two years of preschool/kindergarten prior to elementary school are non-compulsory. For the most part, preschool is available for Palestinian children through local NGOs, but these NGOs lack sufficient funding and support. They vary widely in quality and the 92 preschools currently in operation are only able to provide preschool education to 9,092 children, leaving about half of pre-school age Palestinian refugee children without access. Moreover, as a consequence to the limited funding and attention to this vital sector, more than half of the 92 preschools operating in the camps are in need of rebuilding, almost 80% need refurbishment of classrooms and/or playgrounds, and over 85% lack proper equipment for a truly child friendly environment.

Today, the situation has been aggravated with the mass influx of Syrian refugees from across the border, including around 60,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS). As the crisis drags on with no end in sight, the situation is become more and more concerning, especially as the existing structures—schools, health clinics, and social services—were already over-crowded and over-whelmed and are unable to accommodate the large influx of PRS.  There were approximately 400,000 Palestinians prior to the crisis, and the addition of 15% of the population is overstretching the limited resources, creating rising tensions between the communities. Young PRS children have acute needs as the majority were exposed to violent experiences while in Syria and suffer from psychosocial distress. Sending them to preschool gives them a chance to laugh and play, socialize with children their age, escape their dreary, overcrowded surroundings – many living in tents or multi-family one room apartments, and try to regain a sense of normalcy.

In response to the emergency situation some local preschools have opened their doors to PRS children and have increased their class population by at least 40%.This is the case of two of ANERA’s partner organizations; the preschool of National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT) in Burj El Barajneh Camp (Beirut area), and the Kindergarten of Najdeh Association in Ein El Hilweh Camp (Sidon area).  

 

Project overall objectives

This project aims at building a classroom environment enabling refugee children from 3 to 6 years old to learn, play, and socialize in a safe, child-friendly space in two preschools in Burj el-Barajneh and in Ein el-Hilwe Palestinian camps.

Project activities

1. Arrange and rehabilitate 2 preschools (7 classrooms) in Ein el-Hilwe and Burj el-Barajne camps
2. Provide adequate educational resources to support children’s development

Started on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, End date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Project description

Due to the Syrian crisis, substantial numbers of displaced refugees have scattered around the Lebanese territory. This has caused deterioration in the economic situation of the majority of the population, especially in regions with higher presence of refugees. Hence the general objective of this project is to provide a quick income generating tool for women in need, in both host and refugee communities in four different regions of Lebanon (West Bekaa, North Lebanon, South Lebanon and Mount Lebanon). This will help mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis on refugee and host communities through women empowerment. The plan of action consists of choosing 200 women, half from the host communities and the other half consisting of Syrian refugee women, from four different affected locations across Lebanon, and developing their skills in handicraft making and their capacity in food processing and production. The proposed curriculum consists of training sessions for hand-made accessories, soap making, and soap decorations; as well as various food processing and preservation sessions. These newly acquired skills will thus allow the beneficiaries to develop their own microenterprise and work in this field, having access to self-employment opportunities and extra income.

Project overall objectives

1- Mitigate the deteriorating economic situation of Syrian refugees and corresponding host families in Lebanon through the empowerment of women by providing quick income generation opportunities; which in return help improve livelihoods, economic resilience and social status of women from both host and refugee communities.

2- Strengthen prospects for community harmony, cultural exchange and understanding between host and Syrian refugee communities through the involvement of 200 women in shared training sessions and potential formation of women associations and micro-enterprises.

Project activities

1- Intensive Training in Handicrafts and Soap Making
2- Intensive Training in Food Processing and Preparation

Project hosted by: AMIDEAST
Started on: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, End date: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Project description

Are you a woman about to start a business?  Have you just started a business?

Apply now to qualify for a fully-funded training program designed to help you successfully launch or grow your business!

 

15 Days of training on business skills, conducted in Arabic

  • What makes a successful entrepreneur
  • How to register a business in Lebanon
  • How to fund a new business or business growth
  • How to assess risk and feasibility
  • Strategic planning
  • Accounting and cash flow
  • Customer service
  • Sales skills

Training

Mentorship

Group support

Develop a business plan

Network with business funders

Successful women guest speakers


The Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) is a Citi Foundation-funded initiative, implemented by AMIDEAST in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco.  In each country 20 women will compete to be selected to participate in the program.


Training Dates and Times:                                                 

Tuesday, November 26 & Friday, November 29

Tuesday, December 3 & Friday, December 6                    

Tuesday, December 10 & Friday, December 13                

Tuesday, December 17 & Friday, December 20                 

Tuesday, January 7 & Friday, January 10

Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18

Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25

Friday, January 31

 

All sessions to run from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

In addition, during the period of February – August, 2014, monthly half-day meetings as well as two full-day training sessions will take place on Saturdays.


Location:

A hotel conference room in Beirut

Venue to be confirmed


Application:

To apply, complete the application form in either Arabic or English and submit your completed application:

Via fax to fax number:   01-989901, ext. 100

Via email to:                       ajerab@amideast.org

In person at:                      AMIDEAST, Bazerkan Building, Riad El Solh, Nijmeh Square, Downtown Beirut

Deadline to submit completed applications: November 11, 2013


For Additional Information:

Contact Allyson Jerab AMIDEAST/Lebanon, tel. 01-989901, ext. 234, email ajerab@amideast.org

Or visit the webpage: http://amideast.org/lebanon/professional-development/arab-womens-entrepreneurship-program-awep

Project hosted by: Learning to CARE Institute
Started on: Friday, August 15, 2014, End date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Project description

A new magazine will be launched in September for people of Lebanese heritage around the world. Its first issue, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, will target those who are coming home to Lebanon this Christmas season with features on the cultural scene, family and kids' activities, gifts, outings, dining, festive recipes, shopping and much more. The magazine will feature an article encouraging the returning Lebanese and their families to volunteer. And it will provide information on volunteer opportunities to fit people of different ages, interests, and regions of the country. While the issue's title mentions Christmas - this is only meant to denote the time of year, since we would like to have opportunities for all those returning, regardless of their religious identity.  Some opportunities might be for individual volunteers, some for groups, and some for intergenerational volunteering, so that members of a family volunteer could together as a special shared experience. Some of the volunteer opportunities might need special skills, expertise, or knowledge, while others could be done by anyone.

What could the volunteers do? Paint ... Plant ... Sew ... Visit the elderly ...Help those with disabilities ... Build or renovate a building ... Clean and improve a park ... Play with children ... Translate  ... Develop a website ... Sing ... Dance ... Juggle ... Read to the blind ... Visit the sick ... Give a presentation ... Teach a skill ... Visit people in prison ... Help refugees or other displaced people ... Write a proposal ... Join an advocacy campaign.

The possibiltiies are endless. But all the opportunities should give the volunteers the opportunity to feel that they made a positive difference in the country.

This is a great opportunity to be featured in a publication viewed by mughtaribeen throughout the world, with a profile of the organization or institution, a description of  your  volunteer opportunities, other contact information, and possibly a few pictures. This information will also be listed online.

We are also giving the participating organizations and agencies the opportunity to list some things that the mughtaribeen could bring with them to support programs in Lebanon (such as books for schools or public libraries, eyeglass frames, clothes, or children's toys).

For more information about the project and Pidraya go to: http://www.learningtocare.com/home-christmas

If your institution (organization, service institution, school, university, municipality, or government ministry) is interested in having your volunteer opportunities listed,  CLICK HERE to complete a brief information form as soon as possible by August 22. We will then send you a separate link to list your volunteer opportunities. There will be no charge for this service.

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Website information: http://www.learningtocare.com/home-christmas

Information Form for Participating Institutions: http://www.learningtocare.com/volunteering_mughtaribeen

The Learning to CARE Institute (LTCI) is partnering with Pidraya (see below) in their production of a magazine targeted to مغتربين (Mughtaribeen - people of Lebanese heritage) returning to Lebanon during different seasons of the year. They plan to launch the magazine with an issue called #ff0000;">HOME FOR CHRISTMAS for those coming to Lebanon over the Christmas holidays (November 15-January 15), with future issues focused on Ramadan and Summer 2015.

LTCI will draft an article for the magazine about volunteering of the mughtaribeen, appropriate to the season and to their circumstances. And we would then like to provide a list of at least 20 volunteer opportunities of different sorts to fit people of different ages, interests, and regions of the country. While the issue's title mentions Christmas - this is only meant to denote the time of year, since we would like to have opportunities for all those returning, regardless of their religious identity.  Some opportunities might be for individual volunteers, some for people who would volunteer in groups. Some could be opportunities for intergenerational volunteering, so that members of a family volunteer could together as a special shared experience. Some of the volunteer opportunities might need special skills, expertise, or knowledge, while others could be done by anyone.

The institutions that host the volunteers can be organizations, service institutions, schools, universities, municipalities, or government ministries.

What could the volunteers do? Paint ... Plant ... Sew ... Visit the elderly ...Help those with disabilities ... Build or renovate a building ... Clean and improve a park ... Play with children ... Translate  ... Develop a website ... Sing ... Dance ... Juggle ... Read to the blind ... Visit the sick ... Give a presentation ... Teach a skill ... Visit people in prison ... Help refugees or other displaced people ... Write a proposal ... Join an advocacy campaign.

The possibiltiies are endless. But all the opportunities should give the volunteers the opportunity to feel that they made a positive difference in the country.

This first issue of the magazine will only be in English, and our communications with the participating organizations or institutions will be in English, but hopefully future editions will be in Arabic as well as other languages of the Lebanese diaspora. That does not mean that the volunteer opportunities have to be in English. Specific language fluency can be one of the details to be listed in the requirements for the position. (for example, volunteer must be fluent in Arabic, or French, or Armenian)

This is a great opportunity to be featured in a publication viewed by mughtaribeen throughout the world, with a profile of the organization or institution, a description of the volunteer opportunities, other contact information, and possibly a few pictures. This information will also be listed online.

We are also giving the participating organizations and agencies the opportunity to list some things that the mughtaribeen could bring with them to support programs in Lebanon (such as books for schools or public libraries, eyeglass frames, clothes, or children's toys).

Below, I have provided information about #ff0000;">HOME FOR CHRISTMAS as well as about Pidraya in both English and Arabic.

If your organization, service institution, school, university, municipality, or government ministry. is interested in having your volunteer opportunities listed, please CLICK HERE to complete a brief information form as soon as possible. We will then send you a separate link to list your volunteer opportunities. There will be no charge for this service.

Dr. Patricia Nabti
Director, Learning to CARE Institute

- See more at: http://www.learningtocare.com/?q=home-christmas#sthash.rDq4Zjlh.dpuf

The Learning to CARE Institute (LTCI) is partnering with Pidraya (see below) in their production of a magazine targeted to مغتربين (Mughtaribeen - people of Lebanese heritage) returning to Lebanon during different seasons of the year. They plan to launch the magazine with an issue called #ff0000;">HOME FOR CHRISTMAS for those coming to Lebanon over the Christmas holidays (November 15-January 15), with future issues focused on Ramadan and Summer 2015.

LTCI will draft an article for the magazine about volunteering of the mughtaribeen, appropriate to the season and to their circumstances. And we would then like to provide a list of at least 20 volunteer opportunities of different sorts to fit people of different ages, interests, and regions of the country. While the issue's title mentions Christmas - this is only meant to denote the time of year, since we would like to have opportunities for all those returning, regardless of their religious identity.  Some opportunities might be for individual volunteers, some for people who would volunteer in groups. Some could be opportunities for intergenerational volunteering, so that members of a family volunteer could together as a special shared experience. Some of the volunteer opportunities might need special skills, expertise, or knowledge, while others could be done by anyone.

The institutions that host the volunteers can be organizations, service institutions, schools, universities, municipalities, or government ministries.

What could the volunteers do? Paint ... Plant ... Sew ... Visit the elderly ...Help those with disabilities ... Build or renovate a building ... Clean and improve a park ... Play with children ... Translate  ... Develop a website ... Sing ... Dance ... Juggle ... Read to the blind ... Visit the sick ... Give a presentation ... Teach a skill ... Visit people in prison ... Help refugees or other displaced people ... Write a proposal ... Join an advocacy campaign.

The possibiltiies are endless. But all the opportunities should give the volunteers the opportunity to feel that they made a positive difference in the country.

This first issue of the magazine will only be in English, and our communications with the participating organizations or institutions will be in English, but hopefully future editions will be in Arabic as well as other languages of the Lebanese diaspora. That does not mean that the volunteer opportunities have to be in English. Specific language fluency can be one of the details to be listed in the requirements for the position. (for example, volunteer must be fluent in Arabic, or French, or Armenian)

This is a great opportunity to be featured in a publication viewed by mughtaribeen throughout the world, with a profile of the organization or institution, a description of the volunteer opportunities, other contact information, and possibly a few pictures. This information will also be listed online.

We are also giving the participating organizations and agencies the opportunity to list some things that the mughtaribeen could bring with them to support programs in Lebanon (such as books for schools or public libraries, eyeglass frames, clothes, or children's toys).

Below, I have provided information about #ff0000;">HOME FOR CHRISTMAS as well as about Pidraya in both English and Arabic.

If your organization, service institution, school, university, municipality, or government ministry. is interested in having your volunteer opportunities listed, please CLICK HERE to complete a brief information form as soon as possible. We will then send you a separate link to list your volunteer opportunities. There will be no charge for this service.

Dr. Patricia Nabti
Director, Learning to CARE Institute

- See more at: http://www.learningtocare.com/?q=home-christmas#sthash.rDq4Zjlh.dpuf

Project overall objectives

To provide returning mughtaribeen with volunteer opportunities between November 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015.

Project activities

A magazine will be launched in September to encourage returning mughtaribeen and their families to volunteer. Organizations and institutions are invited to list their volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities, and in all regions of Lebanon.

Project hosted by: AL Hadatha Association
Started on: Monday, April 15, 2013, End date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Project description

مشروع نسيج:

    أطلق مشروع نسيج في نيسان 2013 من قبل جمعية الحداثة، إحدى منظمات المجتمع المدني مقرها في برقايل عكار ، بدعم من الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية / مكتب المبادرات الانتقالية لبنان.

يهدف نسيج ، وهو ما يعني "نسيج " في اللغة العربية ، لخلق منصة لسكان المناطق والقرى، سواء السوري واللبناني ، على الانخراط مع الحكومة المحلية لتحديد احتياجات المجتمع المحلي بشكل جماعي والحد من الضغط على المجتمعات المضيفة.

ويتم اختيار المنطقة وفقا لأربعة معايير هي:

1- حجم السكان .

2-  عدد اللاجئين السوريين .

3-  وجود توترات متكررة في المجتمع.
4- إستعداد البلدية للتعاون.

في كل قرية أو مدينة،  تعمل حداثة مع المجتمع المحلي لتشكيل لجنة محلية مكونة من سكان لبنانيين وسوريين . وقد تم تحديد أعضاء اللجنة من خلال منظمات المجتمع المدني المحلي و اللاجئين السوريين الناشطين أيضا، واختيار ممثل من كل مجلس بلدي ليمثل البلدية في اللجنة. وبعد تشكيل اللجان يبدأ التدريب في تشكيل الفريق، و صنع القرار ، وتقييم الإحتياجات، كتابة المقترحات ، وتنفيذ المشاريع.  وبعد التدريبات  تجري  اللجان التقييم السريع للاحتياجات المحلية ذات الأولوية على أساس توافق آراء جميع أعضاء اللجنة  والبلدية.

تصوغ اللجان عدة مقترحات حلول للتحديات الرئيسية الحالية التي تواجه كل بلدة لصنع تغيير إيجابي في المجتمع عبر هذه اللجان، ثم تقوم اللجان والبلديات بعرض هذه الحلول في مؤتمر المانحين لدعم القرى المتأثرة بالنزوح السوري الذي يتم عقده  بحضور المنظمات و الجهات المانحة حيث تتاح الفرصة لمواصلة مناقشة التحديات المحلية والأفكار المقترحة مع كل لجنة .

لجان نسيج هي لجان أمان مجتمعي للمجتمع المضيف وللاجئين السوريين تعمل على التدخل في تخفيف النزاعات ومساعدة المجتمع المحلي على تخطي الأزمة عبر تنفيذ مبادرات ومشاريع دعم وتنمية.

Project overall objectives

توفير الأمان المجتمعي للاجئين السوريين والمجتمع اللبناني المضيف

Started on: Friday, June 1, 2012, End date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Project description

The youth of the Nahr El-Bared and Beddawi refugee camps face immense challenges on numerous fronts. The job market is severe, with both high unemployment and low wages as the norm. This situation is further complicated by the high rate of dropouts among students, as well as the lack of resources in schools at all age levels. In addition, camp youths often lack proper recreational facilities – which would give them a chance to develop important social skills, as well as provide relief to the harsh reality of life in the camps.

Enhancing Non-Formal Education project (ENFE II) aims to improve the camp youth’s chances for a better future. By building on the successes of ENFE I, the program seeks to continue making Palestinian youth more competitive in the difficult marketplace. ENFE II focuses on building capacity for vocational training and remedial education providers, as well as using sports as a cross-cutting program strategy to enhance the effectiveness of those priorities. 

Project overall objectives

Palestinian Youth in the North of Lebanon have enhanced capabilities and life skills through non-formal education
1. Improved vocational training services and increase in the employability of 200 students
2. Improved learning support/after-school services (remedial education) to assist 600 elementary students (6-13 years old)
3. Improved access to sports activities, promoting personal development and healthy lifestyle for 2,000 youth