Civil society projects
Started on: Tuesday, March 8, 2005, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

A team of specialized social workers, lawyers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and forensic doctors provides a series of services to women and children victims of violence and exploitation, and that being under full confidentiality and according to 2 fundamental principles which are: empowerment and support of self-independence.

Project overall objectives

Assisting Women and Children victims of violence and exploitation in Lebanon

Project activities

The center in KAFA offers:
-Free social support and counseling
-Free legal consultation
-Court representation upon the need
-Free psychiatric assessment
-Psychotherapeutic follow up upon the need
-Forensic medical report
-24/7 Helpline service: 00961 3 018019
-Referral to safe houses
-Other referral services upon their specific needs

The LCC in KAFA supports the actions of the group "L" Intifada des perles"
-Self-Help Support Groups for Abused Women: Support groups are offered on a semester basis for women who share been or currently are involved in a battering relationship. It is a gathering of women who share a common problem, condition,or history. By coming together, members share support and ideas on how to cope and live more productive and fulfilling lives. This program is designed to help women look more clearly at, and make decisions about, their abusive relationships.

Started on: Thursday, January 1, 2009, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

Provide 24 training workshops and support sessions to local Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs so as to help them improve their project design, implementation and evaluation mechanisms. In addition a number of sessions will target enhancing the strategic planning of these NGOs and their ability to fundraise.

Project overall objectives

1- Help 20 local organizations conceive solid strategies and results-based approaches to accomplish their missions.
2- Improve the design and implementation of projects, programs and strategies.
3- Build the human resources capacities and improve their motivation and performance.
4- Utilize good governance and best practices.

Project activities

- Organize participatory sessions with the targeted organizations, their staff and their stakeholders and come out with strategic plans that match their contexts and challenges.
- Organize workshops on topics such as PCM, Logframe Approach, Monitoring and Evaluation, nonprofit marketing, fundraising, etc.
- Organize on site support to enhance the organizational development and administrational structures of the targeted organizations.

Started on: Friday, January 1, 2010, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

AFE invests heavily in grassroots activists groups/organizations working on Gender and sexuality across the MENA countries by providing opportunities for capacity development and financial support. These investments will lead to stronger grassroots civil society that can support the movement for rights and protections of

Started on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

“Modern Voices for Protection or Aswatouna”  (A: Advocacy, S: Sharing, WA: Women Adults, T: Technology, U: Youth) funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Lebanon (Canadian Embassy) will support existing youth Community Focal Person (CFPs) engaged in the social work in the Ein El Helwi Palestine refugee camp.

The project will equip them with protection, advocacy and leadership skills using ICT as a tool. The results will see a network of CFPs having the ability to understand protection issues affecting Palestinian Refugees while using ICT tools to raise awareness, share information, influence community members and connect vulnerable individuals with service providers. 100 youth and women will also be targeted on this project

Project overall objectives

Empower the Youth of Ein El Helwi Palestine refugee camp by equipping them with protection, advocacy, and leadership skills using ICT tools

Project activities

1. TOT
2. Community participants face to face training

Started on: Sunday, July 17, 2011, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

The  project "Empowering Vulnerable Women through Technology " or Let's communicate" is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Lebanon (SDC) in partnership with the local NGO Women Program Center in Ein El Helwe Palestine Refugee camp.


The project is targeting vulnerable women and girls. The Reach Up! Training program (ICT/entreprenuership/livelihood)  will be conducted to this target group, it bring women and technology together to build on Lebanon’s fundamental assets – a highly educated population and entrepreneurial spirit

Project overall objectives

The project's objective is to train 100 vulnerable women on DOT's economic program the ReachUp! Training program (with emphasis on women empowerment concepts).

Project activities

1. TOT
2. Community Participants Face to face training

Project hosted by: Catholic Relief Services
Started on: Saturday, January 1, 2011, End date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Project description

Through its range of youth empowerment, good governance, emergency response, and peacebuilding projects, CRS has had the chance to work closely with a variety of Lebanese NGOs. CRS has seen that the majority of Lebanese NGOs face certain institutional gaps (poor internal governance procedures, shaky understanding of project and budget management, and ineffective division of roles) which limit their impact. CRS therefore has developed a methodology of trainings and on-the-job coaching to build Lebanese NGOs’ capacity to implement their current projects as well as build their overall systems. CRS ensures real learning through continuous support to partners with a variety of capacity building methods. Unlike other capacity building programs that rely on one-off trainings, CRS carefully follows up training with on-the-job coaching or job shadowing opportunities or other learning methods which help partners integrate new tools or skills into their existing systems.

Project overall objectives

Develop the organizational capacity of 4 Lebanese NGOs to a level that allows them to successfully compete for and manage grant awards. Develop financial and administrative systems for the 4 selected Lebanese NGOs to promote internal good governance, transparency, accountability and planning modeling the same democratic procedures that NGOs demand of their government.

Project hosted by: Social Media Exchange
Started on: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, End date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Project description

Anyone with a cause can start a blog, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account. But not everyone can make something happen in the real world as a result of their online activity. The tools are there, but most of us don

Project activities

May 7-8: The Profile of a Digital Media Trainer/Coach Working in the Context of Advocacy and Development
May 28: Advocacy Strategy Overview, Listening & Looking Online
June 18: Publishing to the Web I: Content Strategy, Text & Image
July 9: Engagement Strategy I: User Experience (UX), Interaction, Moderation & Crossposting
July 30: Publishing to the Web II: Rich Media (Audio & Video) & User-Generated Content
September 3: Engagement Strategy II: Online Communities and Collaboration
September 24: Elections & Event Coverage with Social Media
October 15: Monitoring & Evaluation
November 5: Designing Projects & Writing Proposals that Incorporate Social Media

In addition participants will benefit from online and offline access to experts in various aspects of digital and social media. Graduates of the program will earn professional certification from SMEXbeirut as a social media trainer/coach, as well as personal branding and marketing coaching to help establish them as social media specialists in their communities.

Project hosted by: Catholic Relief Services
Started on: Monday, November 1, 2010, End date: Monday, October 31, 2011
Project description

With our partner Soins Infirmiers et Developpement Communautaire, the project aims to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families in Lebanon by providing a more holistic care and support package of services for PLHIV and their families. Activities include provision of professional counseling (individual and group) for PLHIV and their families; social support for very vulnerable PLHIV and their families; training of health and social workers on appropriate care for PLHIV and their families; and capacity building of PLHIV to educate and support PLHIV to access services and make healthy choices. Ultimately, this project will enhance the rights, dignity and quality of life for PLHIV and their family members.

Project overall objectives

This project aims to ensure sustained improvement in the quality of life for People Living with HIV and their families in Lebanon.

Started on: Wednesday, September 10, 1997, End date: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Project description

- Protecting and fostering childhood

- Community-based learning

- Sustinable club for teenagers

- Training workshop for social and cultural animation work

- Training young people on economic and life skills, leadership initiatives, design and programming

- Distribution of presents on children on holidays and occasions

- Organizing extracurricular activities and entertainement activities for public schools

Project overall objectives

To develop the cultural, social, educational, environmental and health capacities of the benefeciaries, as well as to implement the articles of the Charter of Rights for Children.

Project activities

- To foster early childhood

- To provide rehabilitation programs in IT, languages, music and theater, as well as to eradicate illetracy

- To establish relationships with people around and to organize parties and entertaining activities

- To organize weekly forums on health guidance for mother and child

- To receive drop-out and wirking children and rehabilitate them on educational, psychological, social and cultural levels

- To open a club for sports and entertainment activities specially for teenagers

- To organize training sessions and to develop life skills and capacities (communication

Project hosted by: Permanent Peace Movement
Started on: Saturday, February 2, 2008, End date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Project description

PPM is delivering conflict resolution worksops in six uniiversities (Haigazian, Lebanese University, Universite St. Joseph, Sagesse University, Universite Esprit Kaslik, American University Beirut) throughout Lebanon. The goal of these workshops is to provide essential tools to prevent conflicts in universities, that may lead to national conflicts . At the end of each training, a students needs form will be collected in order to continue with them the second year with a progressive training according to their needs.