Alawite Islamic Charity Association (AICA)

Last modified: 
06/09/2020 - 6:41pm

Its projects and activities aim to mitigate all forms of discrimination towards civil Rights access (medical, health, education, work opportunities, or any other additional required support), raise individual and collective awareness, mainstream protection and disseminate risks prevention.

The intervention strategy consists on holistic and sustainable community development, Advocacy and Peace Building, education and training, primary health care and medical services, religious services.

Since 1950, AICA has created several institutions in order to ensure specific programs/activities responding to Alawite community and individuals’ needs, such as:

Alzahraa Medical Dispensary

House of Wisdom Center

The Social Hall

Alduha School

Mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (AS)

Mosque of Lady Fatima Alzahra (AS)

VISION

AICA ensures equity and access to Human Rights for vulnerable individuals and communities with facing any kind of discrimination, as for the Alawite Islamic Communities. AICA intends encouraging community development, through access to Rights/education, health, protection and economic empowerment from apart, and from another part, facilitating Psycho-social Support and Peace-building through Sport, art and different community initiatives.

MISSION

In reference to values and principles of Imam Ali (AS), AICA develops a humanitarian emergency response action, development and benevolence, targeting the whole community through adopting an integrated global ecosystem approach based on Rights (health care services, social awareness, cultural and educational services via its primary health care center, its schools, PSS center, Wisdom House/ Beit EL Hekme) and all its Alawite religious institutions), based on needs of vulnerable communities.

MAIN GOAL

AICA intends leading a global networking through faith in potentials, reinforcing positive social values, resources management, creating opportunities, strategic partnerships and community development.

VALUES

Based mainly on Imam Ali (AS) values, then with referring to Human Rights Declaration Charter and Social Work basis, AICA Chosen basic values related to Development in general, and specifically for its intervention, such as:

Collaboration

Giving

Humanity

Human Dignity

Social Justice

Partnership

Sustainability

Identity

Peaceful Life Values

COMPONENTS OF ACTION

Alzahraa Medical Dispensary as a primary health care center ensuring a number of doctors, providing health care services and workers in a safe, effective and proper performance and quality, equally to all beneficiaries (neither based on racism, nationality, religion, gender or age).

House of Widsom Center is the social center of the Association which provides social, cultural and religious services to a large number of beneficiaries where:

- A team conducting a geographical survey of Jabal Mohsen in order to assess the humanitarian situation then to ensure the appropriate assistance, whether in kind, material or services.

- All kinds of activities whether awareness sessions, general culture, vocational rehabilitation and/or psychosocial support which are conducted by AICA employees or within the collaboration a number of local and international organizations.

o Community Development: Community projects/ Livelihood and socioeconomic empowerment (especially the women empowerment project for cooking and preparing the substance “Beit ElMouneh”, with acknowledge the remarkable initiative of Baskets of Peace’s Substance) as well as encouraging several community led ...

o Protection/ Education / Training: Qualitative Education (School in Akkar), Training for youth and Capacity Building of groups, communities and professionals.

o Peace-building/ PSS through Support groups’ discussions /Sport/ Arts/ Skills/ Workshops

WHO WE ARE?

A group of professionals and volunteers who aim community development and access to rights (Education/Health/Protection/Employment opportunities/Food/Personal skills’ development …) with no discrimination, awareness and advocacy through awareness sessions and peace-building, support through encouraging youth led initiatives, and Psycho-Social Support through Arts, Sport as well as Productive workshops.

WHY DO WE EXIST?

We believe in human values and positive youth potential and we consider AICA exists to ensure a better access to basic Individuals’ Rights and to assist vulnerable communities to rise-up facing their fact, believing in their potentials and values in order to think and make the necessary change into their lives. AICA calls for a social cohesion within respecting other’s difference, a good communication and partnership to make Change through actions.

WHAT WE DO?

We provide community-based development program through education, Training, economic empowerment, women and youth’s led based on Rights and acceptance of the different others in order to re-build peace and tie positive relations.

We engage and empower vulnerable categories of community through combined projects to become programs such as Primary Health care; education; Protection; PSS via group discussions, arts and sports, Peace-building via livelihood training and workshops as well community led/initiatives, etc…

WHERE?

We exist in Lebanon, since 1950, in Tripoli and Akkar.

Acronym: 
AICA
Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
1950
Country of Origin: 
LB
Scope: 
National
Country/ies of Operation: 
Lebanon
Intervention Sector(s): 
Children & Youth
Citizenship
Mental Health
Relief Services
Religion, Belief & Ethics
Contact person's position: 
Field Coordinator
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
+96176849252
Address: 
2nd Floor, Offices 22 & 23, Eid Center
Eid Center, Alshamal Street Jabal Mohsen
5061 Tripoli , North Lebanon
Lebanon
Phone: +9616380606
Fax: +9616391236
North Lebanon LB
2nd Floor Offices 22& 23
Eid Center, Alshamal Street Jabal Mohsen
5061 Tripoli , North Lebanon
Lebanon
Phone: +9616380606
Fax: +9616391236
North Lebanon LB
2nd Floor, Offices 22 & 23, Eid Center
Eid Center, Alshamal Street Jabal Mohsen
5061 Tripoli , North Lebanon
Lebanon
Phone: +96176849252
Fax: +9616391236
North Lebanon LB
City: 
Tripoli
Street: 
Eid Center, Alshamal Street
Additional: 
Jabal Mohsen
Phone: 
+9616380606
Website: 
Fax: 
+9616391236
Contact person's name: 
Hanine Mustafa
Partnerships: 
MOPH YMCA PU-AMI CRS Acted Baladi CAP British Council

Calls

Call

AICA's Social Services center a hub on Syria street between Jabal Mohsen and Tabbaneh providing support to the community in different fields such as medical consultations, psychosocial support, referral services, education and other services.

Sunday, 27 December 2020
To event remaining 58 days
Call

Alawite Islamic Charity Association (AICA) is looking for a a donor or a partner for establishing PSS center on Syria street between Jabal Mohsen and Tabani.

Saturday, 31 August 2019
Expired

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Jobs

Job

BLN & VT AdvisorAICA is seeking an BLN & VT Mentor working on deliverable basis, to ensure ensure a training and monitoring for staff of the project during four days’ preparation as well as training and monitoring for Curricula settlement during 10 training days in order to support in creating a curricula for BLN sessions including 60 sessions of Maths, 60 sessions of Arabic and 60 sessions of French per level 1&2 or/and 3 BLN, per class.

Friday, 16 October 2020
Expired
Job

AICA is seeking a social worker on Part-time basis, where he/she will contribute in enrolling first outreach of Young Working children with referring to the selection criteria and within coordination with AICA Field Coordinator; with creating a trust relation with their families and specifically caregivers, within assigning a formal agreement.

Thursday, 15 October 2020
Expired

Projects

Project

Solidarity project is a pilot program, supported by USAID BALADI CAP, targeting marginalized populations of Tripoli (Jabal Mohsen, Tebbaneh and Quobbeh) 

Project

"Beit el mouneh" is an initiative supported by The Alawite Islamic Charity Association and The Social Center for Orphans and Widows . It aims to improve the socio-economic situation of widows in...