Civil society projects
Project description

Rural Delights (Atayeb Al Rif) cooperative performed training sessions in four different locations in Lebanon: Bkeftine – Koura, Kfarhelda – Batroun, Jdabra/Deir Bella/Ibrine – Batroun and Sir Al Dounnieh – Dounnieh. Training sessions were divided amongst 6 sessions per location for 133 beneficiaries. Topics covered the techniques of soap making and decoration as well as the skills of handicraft making as accessories and crochet. 

Project overall objectives

- Mitigate the impact of the Syrian conflict on North Lebanon through providing a job and income generation opportunities
- Improve the livelihood standards of Lebanese families and social status of women
- Create sustainable business and market for the products
- Women empowerment

Project activities

Training sessions on soap making & decoration - handicrafts, accessories & crochet followed by ceremonies and exhibitions.

Project hosted by: AMIDEAST
Project description


هل أنت خريجة المدرسة الثانوية وتطمحين إلى الدخول في سوق العمل قريباً؟

للعثور على العمل المناسب؟  هل أنت مهتمة بالحصول على مهارات

 استفيدي من برنامج: مهارات من أجل النجاح

الرجاء تسليم الطلبات مع كامل المعلومات المطلوبة قبل يوم السبت، ٢٨ شباط

Project hosted by: Besme Co.
Started on: Thursday, February 5, 2015,
Project description


Research of the Reality of Living and Health in Lebanon Project


8 months



Overall Objective

  1. Drawing overall demographic situation of Beirut
  2. Creating an updated and concrete data for people’s real situation
  3. Clarifying the needs and shortages of the people especially in education and health sector
  4. Determining the activities for meeting the needs of people


Thrakos Research Center

Target Beneficiaries

  1. Poor people in Beirut
  2. NGOs and other institutions need data

Final Beneficiaries

  1. People living in Beirut
  2. NGOs, local companies and international organizations need data
  3. Public enterprises and government agencies

Estimated Results

  1. Updating the overall demographic situation in health and education sectors in Beirut
  2. Promoting the data for government bodies and NGOs about needs and lacks of people
  3. Creating roots and giving right directions for future humanitarian aids

Main Activities

  1. Literature review of similar researches made before by NGOs, international organizations and public enterprises
  2. Visiting and collecting data from health centers and schools of sample region
  3. Bringing together the collecting data and literature review results and preparing reports, creating updated maps and tables


55.000 $


Project hosted by: AMIDEAST
Project description

All qualified students are now invited to apply for the 2016-2018 Fulbright Student Scholarship Program, a grant to obtain a master’s degree at a university in the United States. The program, which covers a maximum of two academic years of study beginning in August 2015, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Originally proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945, this scholarship has become the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Congress and administered by AMIDEAST.

The grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board.  Funding is not available to meet the expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (spouses, children, parents, etc.)

ance, and room and board.  Funding is not available to meet the expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (spouses, children, parents, etc.


Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in the United States. 

Fulbright students must return to Lebanon for at least two years upon completion of the program and will not be eligible for U.S. employment, immigration or residency visas during that time period. Fulbright students are eligible to apply for student, tourist, and business visas to the U.S. after completing the Fulbright program.


Applicant Requirements:


A competitive applicant will have an excellent academic record, strong English language skills, an outstanding character, and the commitment to return to Lebanon upon completion of the program. 
Applicants must meet the following requirements:


Must be a Lebanese citizen or a legal, long-term Palestinian resident in Lebanon.

Must be residing in Lebanon at the time of the application

Cannot be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder).

Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education (or will graduate with a bachelor’s degree before summer 2016)

Has demonstrated academic excellence within his/her field of specialization

Will pursue a field of study benefiting Lebanese society and/or Lebanese-American relations

Be applying for a master’s degree in any field of study except electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, or other clinical fields (nursing administration is permitted).

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to fields of study in: humanities, social sciences, political science, public administration, journalism, urban planning, rural and economic development, entrepreneurship, or other fields that are not available in Lebanon.

Obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-based test)

Application Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015

 For more Fulbright program and application details, please contact:

U.S. Embassy in Beirut


Awkar, facing the Municipality of Awkar

Phone:                       (04) 542600 - 543600







Bazerkan Building, Nijmeh Square (next to Parliament), Beirut

Phone:                                 (01) 989901, ext 162



Office Hours:             Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

                                 Friday:                     8:00 am - 3:30 pm



Office Hours:    Monday-Thursday    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

                        Friday                     8:00 am – 3:30 pm



Project hosted by: Besme Co.
Started on: Thursday, March 5, 2015,
Project description


Medical Insurance Cards Project


12-24 months


Beirut, Akkar

Overall Objective

Securing the Lebanese citizens’ rights in receiving medical and health services regardless of their economical conditions




AlWake3 Cultural and Social Association

Target Beneficiaries

100 non-insured Lebanese citizens of youth (between the ages of 18-45 years old)

Final Beneficiaries

  1. Families of these non-insured Lebanese citizens
  2. Hospitals, health clinics and medical centers
  3. Insurance company (UFA)
  4. Government agencies

Estimated Results

  1. Providing medical care for those who has no insurance and in need of health support
  2. Securing the right of healthy living and having medical assistance of 100 people between the ages of 18 and 45.
  3. Promoting medical support and medical consultancy of the families of these selected most needed people.

Main Activities

  1. Signing an agreement with the insurance company – UFA -  about providing insurance cards for those people
  2. Establishing eligibility committee to determine the most needed people that meet the criteria for having these cards which are Lebanese citizens, between the ages of 18-45 and economically in need.
  3. Identify the 100 people, who will get medical insurance cards regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, national or social status, political affiliation or any other discrimination.
  4. Public ceremony for distributing the cards to the selected people.


12.000 $


Project description

A Special Package for Young & Start up NGOs

A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. These in-house workshops are especially customized to help young and Start-up organizations acquire a strategic thinking about how to design a fundraising process, create a satisfied donor-base and effectively develop the components of a fundraising plan.

Any Two Topics for Only $850/Group

Any Three Topics for Only $1250/Group 

Topics Covered
1- Fundraising Strategic Simulation 
2- The Giving Patterns
3- Fundraising Process & Misconceptions
4- Effective Donors’ Communication Plan

Group Capacity: 25 Participants

Click here for registration and details

Project overall objectives

1. Obtain a comprehensive approach of fundraising
2. Understand the various aspects and environments
3. Develop an integrated fundraising plan

Project activities

- Registration: 9:30am – 10:00am
- Session 1: 10:00am – 11:30am
- Break 1
- Session 2: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
- Break 2
- Session 3: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Project description

Vocational and transition programs from school to adult life. 

Project overall objectives

All Therapies and Activities are goal oriented where individualized plans will combine cognitive thinking and physical movement to ensure a healthy body and a healthy mind:

 Early Detection and Intervention

 Therapies
Multi‐Sensory Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy (Dance/Rhythmic), Drama Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy (Art/Craft), Music Therapy (Piano/Percussion), Writing Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Martial arts Therapy (Taekwondo/Thai‐Boxing), Behavior Therapy.

 Activities
Educational movies/documentaries, Bodily‐kinesthetic board games, Computer educational games, Story reading‐puppet show, Educational board games, Football/Basketball, Health and nutrition, Art/Craft, Taekwondo, Gardening, Ping pong, Cooking, Boxing, Drama, Dance, Darts, Music, Yoga.

 Academics and Skills
Organizational Skills, Computer Skills, Study Skills, Life Skills.

 Vocational and Transition programs from school to adult life
Kitchen & Bakery, Hair Dressing, Esthetic, Graphic Design, Computer (IT), Photo Studio, Carpentry, Mosaic, Hospitality Management, Retail, Children's Recreation, Clerical, Food Service, Facilities Maintenance, Weave/Sewing, DJ/Music and Others

Project activities

Fundraising Campaign

Project hosted by: Save Energy Plant Trees
Project description

ACSESS: Advocate College Students for the Environment and a Sustainable Society:

Promoting and Building Capacity on Corporate Social Responsibility

Working with 3 groups in 3 different universities

Training on, designing and implementing a CSR related advocacy campaign

Instituting the groups into semi-autonomous civil society groups and a networking platform among the 3 formed groups and previously formed others, sharing the concerns on Corporate Social Responsibility proliferation (CSR) AND Environmental and Social Engagement of youth in local government structures.   

Project description

"How to Develop Historical Thinking? - Reaching out for Teachers Across Lebanon" is a project that introduces a disciplinary approach to history pedagogy in Lebanon. It proposes refocusing history education on historical thinking, and thus on processes of open yet rigorous enquiry and debate about the meanings of the past. Rather than relying on a single textbook account, this approach engages student in exploring how and why diverse historical accounts are constructed. Students are being taught how to interrogate – critically, collaboratively, and constructively multiple, conflicting or incomplete sources of evidence. The program is a continuation of previous workshops and aims at reaching a wider and more diverse group of history teachers through a series of workshops focusing on historical thinking. The workshops will be conducted in Arabic and will involve the designing and implementation of three one-day workshops in three different areas in Lebanon, namely the North, South and Mount Lebanon.

Project overall objectives

The project aims at building a community of learners among history teachers nationwide as a step towards launching a responsible conversation about the past and towards building awareness about how the past is constructed and how powerful groups will always try to influence the past by forcing one version, their version.

Project activities

There will be organised three workshops in each of three areas in Lebanon. The workshops titled: 1) Causation, 2) Evidence, 3) Change and continuity.

Project hosted by: Volunteer For Lebanon
Project description

National Youth Service Week (April 9-17) is a Lebanese initiative encouraging youth throughout Lebanon do effective and sustainable service projects.

National Youth Service Week is an expansion of Global Youth Service Days (April 15-17, 2016), three days in April when youth in over 100 countries around the world do service projects in their communities. It honors both the contribution of those youth and the adults who help make their efforts possible. All NYSW projects will also be registered as GYSD projects.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  All children and youth. We encourage all universities, public and private schools, youth groups, and informal groups of youth to implement a service project during National Youth Service Week.

Volunteer For Lebanon is holding training sessions in different areas of Lebanon. For a list of  training sessions go to:
And for more information about National Youth Service Week go to:

February/early March: Training of schools, universities organizations, youth groups on How to Plan and Implement a Sustainable Service Project and how to participate in NYSW/GYSD.
March-mid April: Youth groups will plan their service projects according to the guidelines provided. They will also complete an online pre-project form describing their project. And public school students will have their projects approved, as required, by the Ministry of Education
*April 2: Deadline to complete pre-project form:
*April 9-17: Sustainable service projects will be implemented throughout Lebanon.
*April 29: Deadline for youth groups to complete the online post-project form describing the actual project completed as well as prepare and submit a poster describing their project:
A list of places to submit the posters will be sent to all who complete the Pre-Project Form.
*May 8*: A recognition event will be held to honor the youth who participated in National Youth Service Week. Project posters will be displayed, certificates will be distributed, and awards will be given for exemplary projects according to the criteria provided in the guidelines. 
*The event may be postponed to May 15th if the municipal elections are held on May 8th

Project overall objectives

1) To develop an understanding of volunteering and to encourage it in our youth.
2) To encourage youth to identify and target social problems and to collaborate to solve them
3) To develop our youth into capable, empowered, socially responsible citizens.
4) To provide them with opportunities to actually contribute in meaningful ways.
5) To provide youth with volunteer opportunities that cross social barriers of age, religion, abilities/disabilities, and geography.
6) To improve the quality and sustainability of youth service projects.
7) To encourage and help NGOs to recruit youth to volunteer for them
8) To acknowledge the capacity of youth to contribute to their society

We are providing information to groups to develop projects that are sustainable in three important ways:
1) Projects that continue over time or have a long time impact
2) Projects that are environmentally friendly in their planning and implementation
3) Projects that help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Project activities

March: Training sessions for leaders of youth groups
April 9-17: Service projects will be implemented by youth groups throughout the country
May 8: Recognition event at UNESCO Palace (possibly postponed to May 15 if municipal elections take place on May 8.