Civil society projects
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!

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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)


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

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

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.

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Thursday, November 1, 2012, End date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Project description

The SMART Center project entitled “Women Advocates for Women’s Votes”, “WAW Votes”, aims to raise public awareness on the important role of women in regards to their right of representation and to expand women’s political participation to build a better democracy in Lebanon. To reach this aim, the center will implement through the project, the following: a) training prospective campaign managers from three governorates in Lebanon (North, Mount Lebanon, South), to act as consultants and agents of change in the empowerment of women’s political participation, b) A field study about the role of campaign managers in Lebanon, c) seminar including participants from three geographical groups and prospective women candidates, to introduce them to the importance of campaign managers and to announce public debate events in each region, c) Public debates about the “Role of Women in Politics”, to encourage more women to be involved in the political life as voters, political activists and as candidates. 

Project overall objectives

Objective 1:Empower campaign managers with necessary skills and capacities to support women candidates before the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

Objective 2:Introduce women socio-political activists to the important role of qualified campaign managers for the success of their campaign.

Objective 3:Improve the participation of women in the political process as voters, political activists and as candidates.

Project activities

The major activities the project will carry out to reach these objectives are listed below:

First : Empower campaign managers with necessary skills and capacities to support women candidates before the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

You can fill the application summaries below the criteria of applicant :

Educational Background: Law - Political Science - Sociology - Business Marketing - Media
Age Category: 25 – 40
Familiar with the following: Gender equality - Women Rights - Political Process
Resident of the following: North - Mount Lebanon - South

Second :Introduce women socio-political activists to the important role of qualified campaign managers, as a major contributor to the success of any social or political campaign.

Seminar: We will launch the field study and prospective campaign managers will present the role of campaign managers in the success of women candidates in Lebanon and any campaign for civil society organizations. Participants will include prospective campaign managers and women potential candidates, women politicians, or/and previous candidates, presidents of NGOs, representatives of civil society organizations, women leaders.

Third : Improve the participation of women in the political process as voters, political activists and as candidates.
Public debates will be organized by the trainees about women in politics and decision making positions. The debates must encourage women to be more involved in the political life as voters, political activists or candidates. Each debate will take place in one governorate (North, Mount Lebanon and South)
During the 3 public debates we will be conducting a survey for women attending the public debate before the event and after it to show the impact of the debates in increasing the number of future voters.
A small report will show the primary results before conducting a comparison with the elections’ results.

Project hosted by: SMART Center
Started on: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, End date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Project description

This project is a contest among youths to produce a 1-2 minutes public service announcement (PSA) to raise the awareness of the Lebanese public especially youth voting for the first time in Lebanon on the power of peoples' votes, election's integrity, democratic elections process and accountability. 

The topics of the PSA will be selected by the youth in collaboration with a group of experts and consultants in the fields of elections and film production. The PSAs will be filmed and screened in universities and on TV stations to raise the awareness based on peer to peer learning concentrating on elections' integrity and the power of each vote to make a change. The youth will receive one week training on producing PSAs, methodology of delivering the message through PSAs, leadership, public speaking, conflict resolution, skills for facilitators. Each one will receive a flip camera to start shooting their movies. 

A committee, which will evaluate the PSAs, will include: TV producers, reporters, journalists, directors, associated university professors, actors, actresses, donor's representative and Project's management. The committee will select the winning PSA's to be screened as part of the awareness and media campaign before the elections. The 10 youth winners will act as facilitators in at least 10 Lebanese Universities, where they will show the winning PSA's to students and discuss the right of accountability, anti-corruption and democratic elections process.

Project overall objectives

Objective 1: Training youth on PSA's production,public speaking, conflict Resolution, facilitators skills and leadership to improve their skills and influence their local communities.

Objective 2: Increasing the awareness of Lebanese communities, especially youth who will be voting for the first time, throughout the different districts in Lebanon, particularly in universities before the coming elections in 2013.

Objective 3: Building coalitions and partnering with media to contribute in the process of political reform and defending the public interest.