Civil society projects
Started on: Friday, November 15, 2013, End date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Project description

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon is currently facing one of the worst refugee crises in its history. As the violence has increased, so have the flows of refugees into Lebanon. As of September 2013, UNHCR notes that upwards of 726,000 Syrian refugees having been registered or in contact. The real number is likely to exceed more than 1.2 million (Government of Lebanon estimate). With more than one in four persons on the Lebanese territory now a Syrian refugee, the country's resiliency is strained to the limit.  

Palestinian refugees from Syria: As of mid-August, the Lebanese Government has tightened entry requirements for Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS), resulting in a dramatic decrease in the numbers of PRS entering Lebanon. It has also contributed to a large decrease in UNRWA's latest PRS estimates in Lebanon. Many PRS were travelling back and forth between Syria and Lebanon, but many now find themselves unable to re-enter Lebanon. Thus, in early September, UNRWA announced that its latest headcount of PRS in Lebanon was revised downwards to approximately 45,000 (from a peak estimate of 93,000). This project's targets are based on these revised population statistics.

UNRWA in Lebanon is in an under-funded position to single-handedly manage a large inflow of Palestinian refugees from Syria.  The existing structures—schools, health clinics, and social services—provided by UNRWA were already over-crowded and over-whelmed and cannot accommodate a large inflow of PRS. There were approximately 400,000 Palestinians prior to the crisis, so UNRWA now charged with serving an additional 10% of the population on much the same resources as it had previously.  However, despite these additional needs, the UNRWA appeal for 2013 is only about 70% funded.  As such, UNRWA relies upon partners like ANERA to fill in the gaps and/or complement its services with holistic approaches. For this project in particular, UNRWA requested ANERA to focus on the refugee camps in the Saïda region, and especially on Ain el Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, as it is hosting a large number of PRS families.

Palestinians from Syria arrive in Lebanon with particularly acute needs—even worse than those of other Syrian refugees.  Firstly, Palestinian refugees in Syria have not been working over the past two years as the Syrian economy crashed following the start of the war.  Palestinians usually filled day-laborer and unskilled positions in Syria, most of which dried up during the economic crisis that began with the violence and sanctions against the country.  Secondly, Palestinians with any savings at all lost their value when those savings were brought to Lebanon.  A combination of a poor exchange rate between Syrian pounds and Lebanese pounds (which are pegged to the US dollar) as well as prices in Lebanon which are at least triple those in Syria meant that savings evaporated almost on arrival in Lebanon. Thirdly, as the conflict continues in Syria, this prolonged displacement is creating additional needs. Refugees who got assistance when they arrived in Lebanon remain in need of further humanitarian aid because they have not able to find jobs since arriving in Lebanon. In fact, there are significant amounts of PRS who are returning to Syria, preferring to survive in a war zone because the economic conditions are nearly impossible for survival in Lebanon. 

Thus, Palestinians are in need of critical aid almost from the moment of arriving in Lebanon.  Unlike other Syrian refugees, the response for their humanitarian aid needs is particularly inadequate.  Their host families were already well below the poverty line, and the burden of additional persons in their households requires families to make extreme sacrifices.  On top of this situation, there are signs of tensions among Palestinians in Lebanon, host communities and the Palestinians from Syria.  As aid for Palestinians in Lebanon has been decreasing, they see that aid is now increasing for the Syrian refugee crisis.  Tensions are increasing between the two groups on a community and political level.  At the household level, host families—already living in poverty and in cramped conditions—are experienced severe stress and strain to add more persons to their homes and to their financial needs. 

Project overall objectives

Overall Objective: To ensure that 2,300 Palestinian refugee families in the Saida area who are affected by the crisis in Syria (eq to approximately 7,600 individuals) and about 450 host families are better equipped for the winter season in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Outcome 1. 2,300 Palestinian refugee families from Syria and 450 host families are better prepared to cope with winter conditions
Outcome 2: 2,300 PRS families and 450 Palestinian host families maintain acceptable personal and home hygiene conditions
Outcome 3: 2,300 Palestinian refugee women from Syria are supported with gender-sensitive winter apparel
Outcome 4: 900 Palestinian refugee children from Syria between under 5 years of age
Outcome 5: 2,300 Palestinian refugee families from Syria have improved knowledge on hygiene and specific winter illnesses, delivered in a gender-sensitive manner

Project hosted by: Amel Association
Started on: Friday, July 5, 2013, End date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Project description

يسر بيت عامل لحقوق الانسان أن يعلن عن بداية استقبال طلبات المشاركة ببرنامج التدريب على المناصرة عبر الفيديو للشباب 2013

بالشراكة مع بث حقوق، ينظم بيت عامل لحقوق الانسان برنامج التدريب على المناصرة عبر الفيديو للشباب بين آب وكانون الأول 2013.يتألف المشروع من مرحلتين، تمتد الأولى بين 19 آب و الأول من أيلول 2013 وتتضمن تدريبات حول مبادئ حقوق الانسان وحل النزاعات، اما المرحلة الثانية فتتضمن تدريب على المناصرة عبر الفيديو بين 16 و29 أيلول 2013، يليهما شهران من التدريب العملي من أجل انتاج الفيديوهات.

لتفاصيل المشروع باللغتين العربية والإنجلزيية يرجى زيارة الرابط التالي:

http://bit.ly/vaay_desc

يستهدف هذا البرنامج الشباب والشابات الذين تتروح أعمارهم بين 17 و 23 سنة من منطقتي عين الرمانة والشياح

لتقديم طلب الاشتراك:    http://bit.ly/vaay_app

آخر مهلة لتقديم الطلبات: 8 آب 2013

البرنامج سيعطى باللغة العربية، والمشاركة مجانية.

للمزيد من المعلومات، يمكنكم التواصل معنا على البريد الالكتروني التالي:  vaa.training@gmail.com

هذا المشروع مموّل من قبل UNAOC

Project overall objectives

بعد اكثر من عقدين على انتهاء الحرب الأهلية في لبنان، لا يزال الشباب في لبنان يفتقدون لأدوات تحسين حياتهم الاجتماعية، ولا سيما في المجتمعات المهمشة، وبالتالي لا بد من تمكين الشباب باستخدام أدوات جديدة في مجال حقوق الانسان وبناء السلام مما يساعدم على المشاركة في التنمية والتغيير الديمقراطي في لبنان. سعيًا لتحقيق هذه الأهداف، يعلن بيت عامل لحقوق الانسان عن اطلاق "مشروع المناصرة عبر الفيديو للشباب" الذي سيساعدهم على اكتساب أدوات لمناصرة قضايا حقوق الانسان وحل النزاعات في لبنان.

Project activities

حقوق الانسان وحل النزاعات في لبنان.
يتألف المشروع من مرحلتين، تمتد الأولى بين 19 آب و الأول من أيلول 2013 وتتضمن تدريبات حول معايير حقوق الانسان وحل النزاعات، اما المرحلة الثانية فتتضمن تدريب على المناصرة عبر الفيديو بين 16 و29 أيلول 2013، يليهما شهران من التدريب العملي من أجل انتاج الفيديوهات.

في المرحلة الأولى سيتم اختيار 70 شاب وشابة من منطقتي الشياح وعين الرمانة للمشاركة بالتدريب حول مبادئ حقوق الانسان وحل النزاعات30 شخصًا من المشتركين سيتم لاحقًا اختيارهم للمشاركة في المرحلة الثانية.

Started on: Friday, May 24, 2013, End date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Project description

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011 and to date, more than a million Syrians have been internally displaced and more than one million fled to the neighboring countries. In Lebanon, the number of displaced has increased with the escalation of the conflict. By May 22, 2013 more than 395,000 displaced have been registered with the UNHCR, with more than 33% aged between 5 and 17 years old. More than 42% found refuge in the northern part of the country not counting the many awaiting registration in the north alone.

In addition and within this deteriorating situation, minority groups are under-served by the international response. Palestinian refugees from Syria are to be served by the United Nation Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). UNRWA in Lebanon is under-funded and ill-equipped to manage a large, rapid influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria. By early May 2013, more than 53,000 Palestinian, out of which 27% are between the age of 7 and 17 years, displaced from Syria have registered with UNRWA, with an approximate of 15% in and around the camps in the northern areas of Nahr El Bared, Beddawi and surroundings. The flow is increasing and hundreds continue to cross the eastern border of Lebanon on daily basis.

Several recent socio-economic studies have shown that social cohesion in the northern communities has been deeply affected by the Syrian crisis. Political and socio-economic historic frictions between Lebanese and Syrians and Lebanese and Palestinians have increased with tensions over space, resources and work.

Within its long time experience and presence in the Palestinian camps and its comprehensive program to support non-formal education through the integration of life skills and sports activities, ANERA has proposed to expand into a larger network to benefit more youth from the Lebanese and Syrian communities in the north.

Project overall objectives

Objective 1-Improve social integration of youth displaced from Syria with other Lebanese and Palestinian youth in and around Nahr El Bared, Akkar, Minieh, and Beddawi areas
Objective 2- Improve the services of sports clubs in promoting tolerance, communication, and peace building in their sports programs.
Objective 3- Improve access to shared sports activities for youth from the Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese communities that promote tolerance.

Project hosted by: FoodBlessed
Started on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, End date: Monday, December 2, 2013
Project description

 

Hunger Heroes unite is the title of foodblessed's virtual food drive, the first virtual food drive of its kind in lebanon and the middle east!

Every dollar counts and no contribution is considered too small!

For more info,kindly visit the following link:

 

Www.zoomaal.com/projects/foodblessed/914

Project overall objectives

"Feeding the hungry,one meal at a time."

Project activities

A virtual food drive

, End date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Project description

1.Literature review

2.Establish Methodology- writing background papers (2 reports)

3.Writing introductory national reports (3 reports)

4.Holding regional sminar-1

5.Setting detailed plan

6.Conducting institutional case studies (11 case studies)

7. Conducting programmes case studies (20 case studies)

8.Holding regional seminar-2

9.Writing synthetic report on institutions (1 report)

10. Writing synthetic reports on programmes (4 reports)

11.Publication

Project overall objectives

The goal of his project is to investigate and to raise the quality issues in higher education in the Arab countries in both public and private sectors

Started on: Monday, November 26, 2012, End date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Project description

In April 2012 ILDES conducted one on one interviews with the doctors who provide care in the center about the most urgent needs of IHCC to better provide for the medical requirements of the beneficiaries. They said unanimously that the needs are for affordable diagnostic exams for mother and child.

So the main need is to purchase, among other things needed, light medical equipment that could be operated by the physicians themselves and on the premises in order to give a quick diagnosis to the patients. This equipment consists of an Electrocardiogram machine, a multi-purpose ultrasound console (heart, abdomen, kidneys, obstetric, arteries etc.) and a retinoscope for the eye exam.

The project consists of upgrading the medical services of IHCC. In order to achieve this we need to introduce additional diagnostic exams and improve on the working conditions of the personnel. For that we will:

         I.            Purchase, install on the premises, test and operate the following medical equipment :

  1. ECG Electrocardiogram 12 Channels
  2. Console Ultrasound + options
  3. Retinoscope

      

Project overall objectives

The project aims at contributing to the decrease of the health bill of families by upgrading qualitatively the health services provided to the beneficiaries of the IHCC.

Started on: Saturday, October 16, 2004, End date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Project description

In the year 2004, the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU) started a new awareness campaign aiming at opening job opportunities for people with disability (PWD). The campaign is framed within a multi-component program, tackling the following issues: misconceptions and prejudice among civil society mainly in the private sector through wide awareness activities; low level of education; dropping out of school and exclusion from the educational sector; institutional capacity building; capacity building for PWD and their families; and skills enhancement for pwd.

The core part of the campaign is the creation of a job center to act as a facilitator for job seekers with disability, aiming at creating a real and concrete help-desk for matching job offers with demands from the private sector. The job center was opened at the end of 2004 in Bar Elias, situated in the middle of the Bekaa, close to Zahl̩; from this location, the job center serves Mid and West Bekaa.

The job center has started to respond to the urgent needs highlighted by a survey conducted among PWD and employers of the targeted areas. The result of the survey showed that the majority of those interviewed are unemployed and many of those had never been employed before; the study confirmed a picture of an overworked, underpaid workforce, with no job security and low income.

The first year

Project overall objectives

1)To achieve the social and economical inclusion and participation of PWD within their communities and the broader society
2)To promote a leading policy of diversity at work among a network of employers
3)To monitor the implementation of the national law on disability

Project activities

A. Organize a meeting and sessions with employers from different sectors on disability and ability to work
B. Training and job coaching for employer already contacted
Follow up with employers that have employed a disabled worker: interview, assessment, feedback collection from the employer and from the employee
C. Organization of a Job Fair for disabled and non disabled job seekers
D. Pilot experience of making accessible a workplace
E. Explore opportunities for on the job training

Project hosted by: Social Media Exchange
Started on: Sunday, September 1, 2013, End date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Project description

خلفية المشروع

كل العاملين في مجال وسائل التواصل والإعلام الإجتماعي يُدركوا أهمية هذا القول في أي تدريب ينفذوه او يشاركوا به: الزحف، المشي، الركض، الطيران.

تقوم منظمة تبادل الإعلام الإجتماعي مع منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتربية والعلم والثقافة (اليونسكو)، وبالتعاون مع جمعية مسار، بتنفيذ برنامج تدريبي جديد ومجاني في لبنان حول تمكين جمعيات، ومنظمات المجتمع المدني، والحركات الناشطة ولاسيما الشبابية منها، حول كيفية الإستفادة من الأدوات المتاحة عبر الإنترنت لدعم مشاريعهم، ومن ثم كيفية وضع الإستراتيجية الملائمة لحملاتهم.

ينقسم التدريب الى ٤ أسابيع مختلفة، ويركزعلى:

  • التمكين في حسابات فيسبوك، البحث في غوغل، الوسم، وبعض النصائح، والحيل الأساسية في الأمن الرقمي؛
  • أساسيات العمل ضمن مجموعات، وصفحات فيسبوك؛
  • أساسيات العمل ضمن تويتر ويوتوب؛
  • أساسيات التدوين.

لتقديم الطللبات

الفئة المستهدفة

يستهدف هذا التدريب الأفراد العاملين في المجتمع المدني، والجمعيات، والمنظمات الناشطة، المثابرين والنشطاء لدعم أي تغيير إيجابي ضمن مجتمعهم. هذه الدورة التمكينية هي أساس لممارسة التطبيق، والقراءة، وبعض التحليل في الإعلام الإجتماعي، للإنطلاق بشكل مريح في ربط العمل على أرض الواقع بالعمل الرقمي الحديث.

كيفية التسجيل وأوقات التدريب

للمهتمين في هذا التدريب، الرجاء تعبئة هذا الطلب، على أن تبدأ إستقبال الطلبات اليوم، وتستمر لمدة أسبوع فقط. وسوف يتم التواصل مع المقبولين فقط. كما سيبدأ التدريب في أول شهر أيلول 2013 ويمتد على أربعة أسابيع.

التدريب ومستلزماته

التواصل والتدريب سيتم حصرياً على شبكة الإنترنت، بإستخدام مجموعة فيسبوك خاصة للمقبولين في البرنامج تحت اشراف مدربين وميسرين من منظمتنا. يجب على كل المهتمين ان يكون لديهم قدرة وصول للإنترنت، كما يتطلب البرنامج ٥-١٠ ساعات من قراءة، وتحليل المحتوى، تنفيذ الواجبات الأسبوعية المطلوبة.

كما سيحصل المتخرجين من هذا التدريب، في حال إتمامهم الدورة بنجاح على إفادة تدريبية من المنظمين تخولهم التسجيل في برنامج تدريبي موسع لمدة شهرين عن إستراتيجيات التواصل، والمناصرة عبر الإعلام الإجتماعي.

 

ملاحظة: هذا التدريب يستهدف فقط المنظمات و الجمعيات العاملة  في لبنان

Project hosted by: Secours Islamique France
Started on: Monday, July 1, 2013, End date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Project description

This project aims to improve the well-being of the Syrian refugees in the identified apartment building in Saida city and the Aqbieh collective shelter in southern Lebanon through rehabilitation and sustainable WASH interventions. The project will be implemented in the south of Lebanon in a collective shelter in Aqbieh and an apartment building in Saida city.

Target groups:

1) Displaced Syrian refugees to Lebanon

2) Palestinian from Syria

3) Local community members in the South

Final beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of this action are approximately 109 HHs (654 individuals, of which over 70% are children and women) affected by the Syrian crisis, who through the provision of an emergency shelter rehabilitation will directly benefit from WASH interventions. These are the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, both registered and non-registered, residing in a structure composed of a basement, retail shops, offices,  remaining spaces, and/or others private houses in the South of Lebanon. Indirect beneficiaries include Palestinians from Syria, Lebanese returnees and local community members in the South of Lebanon, approximately 362 (potentially 40% of beneficiaries targeted).

Estimated results

  1. 654 Syrian refugee families and host communities benefit from improved infrastructures facilities through Aqbieh CC light rehabilitation and have better access to water and sanitation infrastructures as well as the capacity to independently manage it
  2. 26 Syrian refugee families and host communities benefit from improved infrastructures facilities through the light rehabilitation of an apartment building and Syrian refugees and host communities have better access to water and sanitation infrastructures as well as the capacity to independently manage it
Project overall objectives

To provide a safer and healthy environment for Syrian Refugees families in the South of Lebanon.

Specific Objectives:
1. To support Syrian refugees and host families through emergency basic infrastructure and shelter rehabilitation activities in the collective centre of Aqbieh
2. To support Syrian refugees through emergency basic infrastructure and shelter rehabilitation activities in apartments in Saida City

Project activities

The activities at both identified sights will be implemented in 3 phases:

The Aqbieh CC
• REHAB OF COLLECTIVE CENTER
• REHAB OF WASH FACILITIES

Phase 1:
• Providing
- 64 kitchens
- 64 latrines
- 64 showers
• Installation
- Sewage and drainage network
- Drain pipes and casting concrete

Phase 2:
• Finishing
- Plastering, painting and tiles
• Installation
- Partition boards

Phase 3:
• Installation of 64 doors
• Installation of 60 windows
• Installation of electrical system

The apartment building in Saida city
• REHAB OF COLLECTIVE CENTER
• REHAB OF WASH FACILITIES

Phase 1:
• Rehabilitating
- Sewage and drainage network
• Installation
- 8 units
- 3 kitchens
- 14 latrines
- 12 showers
• Splitting and refurbishing 18 rooms (2 on Ground floor; 8 on 1st floor; 8 on 2nd floor)

Phase 2:
• Restoration
- Proofing roof and stair cases
- Balconies
- Finishing (plastering, painting, tiles, etc.)

Phase 3:
• Installation of 32 doors and restoration of 11 doors
• Installation of 28 windows
• Installation of electrical system

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Saturday, December 1, 2012, End date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Project description

The SMART Center and Women in Front joint project entitled: "Women  Towards Parliament" aims to improve the participation and influence of women in the political process in Lebanon before the legislative elections in 2013, through implementing a national media strategy that  will promote positive image of potential women candidates. This national  campaign will achieve a breakthrough in the number of women participating as voters and their confidence in women candidates, which will  increase the number of women participants in the parliament. 

The project will produce a directory that collects at between 100 - 150 biographies of potential women candidates. It will be distributed to all media institutions in Lebanon to increase the visibility of women who  know politics and who are qualified to run for elections and win as deputies representing all citizens. A group of journalists will receive a training to empower their journalistic skills for better promoting potential women candidates' positive image. A networking event will be implemented to join both journalists and potential women candidates. 

This event's outcome is definitely an increase in the number of articles and interviews conducted about these women. In addition to the role of trained journalists in promoting the important role of women in politics, the National Media campaign will consist of producing 6 TV commercials (30 seconds each) which will be aired on national TV stations during 2-3 months before the legislative elections expected to be in June 2013. These TV commercials will be used in 6 round tables discussing the important role of women voters in supporting potential women candidates conducted with Lebanese NGOs' members and beneficiaries. The closure of the project is a press conference held  after the Lebanese coming elections. 

Project overall objectives

Objective 1: Promoting positive image of potential Lebanese women candidates.

Objective 2: Expansion of women's participation in political life and processes especially voters education.