Started on:Monday, November 26, 2012, End date:Friday, October 25, 2013
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 :
ECG Electrocardiogram 12 Channels
Console Ultrasound + options
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
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
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
Started on:Sunday, September 1, 2013, End date:Monday, September 30, 2013
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؛
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.
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
Started on:Monday, July 1, 2013, End date:Sunday, September 1, 2013
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.
1) Displaced Syrian refugees to Lebanon
2) Palestinian from Syria
3) Local community members in the South
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).
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
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.
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
The activities at both identified sights will be implemented in 3 phases:
The Aqbieh CC
• REHAB OF COLLECTIVE CENTER
• REHAB OF WASH FACILITIES
Started on:Saturday, December 1, 2012, End date:Saturday, August 31, 2013
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.
Started on:Thursday, November 1, 2012, End date:Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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.
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.
Started on:Tuesday, January 1, 2013, End date:Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This project is a contest among youths to produce a 1-2 minutes publicservice announcement (PSA) to raise the awareness of the Lebanese publicespecially youth voting for the first time in Lebanon on the power ofpeoples' votes, election's integrity, democratic elections process andaccountability.
The topics of the PSA will be selected by the youth in collaborationwith a group of experts and consultants in the fields of elections andfilm production. The PSAs will be filmed and screened in universitiesand on TV stations to raise the awareness based on peer to peer learningconcentrating on elections' integrity and the power of each vote to makea change. The youth will receive one week training on producing PSAs,methodology of delivering the message through PSAs, leadership, publicspeaking, conflict resolution, skills for facilitators. Each one willreceive 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. Thecommittee will select the winning PSA's to be screened as part of theawareness and media campaign before the elections. The 10 youth winnerswill act as facilitators in at least 10 Lebanese Universities, wherethey will show the winning PSA's to students and discuss the right ofaccountability, 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.
Started on:Monday, August 1, 2011, End date:Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Aley suffers from seasonal traffic, especially on its main road. From here, Khota Ashabab recognized the importance of the solutions to this problem in strengthening the economical, touristic and daily life of the citizens and held an advocacy campaign to promote the local authorities and involved figures to find fast practical solutions.
Our main target was Aley’s municipality, because they can make the decision to implement the suggested solutions. We also targeted traders and shop owners, for they are directly affected by the problem.
We conducted research on cities that had similar problems to ours and saw how they managed to solve it. We collected data on the number of cars entering Aley’s main road in peak times, conducted a study on how the parking should be arranged, the spaces that can be used and the directionality of the traffic. We then brought different views on the solution together through meetings and focus groups and managed to come up with a solution that intersects with all. As a result, we approached the municipality in a general assembly and started applying constant pressure to find solutions, but in a constructive and collaborative way. Throughout the whole process, we focused on involving the youth in our campaign through direct interaction on social media networks and photography contests that pinpoint the problem. Finally, we were able to build a group of around 20 people with the ability to lead future advocacy campaigns.
Thanks to our campaign, citizens became more aware on the adverse effects traffic is drawing back on their economical and daily life, not to mention the money lost. We thus established a public awareness on problems that are mostly considered minor. The campaign resulted in Aley’s Municipality starting to find practical solutions that we helped in formulating some, and some solutions are already implemented by now or had their drafts finished and awaiting technical processing.
We are now finalizing the project and we're collaborating with a group of engineers to present a full-packaged booklet containing all the traffic plans to Aley's main road. An implementation day will be conducted in summer 2013.
If you like to become part of Khota Ashabab and help us in this campaign or future ones, you are mostly welcomed to join us and take the lead in finding a better community. Stay tuned to hear more form us!
-Make a constructive social pressure on the involved official parties to find quick solutions to the problem
-Spread awareness among citizens on the adverse effects traffic jam is drawing back on their economic and daily life
-Create a group that is able to fully conduct an advocacy campaign
-Town Hall Meeting
-Extensive Series of Workshops
-Meetings With The Engineers
-Traffic Plan Implementation Day (future invent)