Women's Programs Association

Last modified: 
05/04/2021 - 7:13pm

The origin of WPA, go back to 1953, when United Nations Relief and Work Agency in the Near east (UNRWA) set up a tailoring activity for women in Palestinian camps in Lebanon.In 1992, the number of women programs centres in Lebanon amounted to nine centres, working within the Palestinian camps to provide women with education and vocational training, in addition to other activities.Between 1992-2000, the agency amended its working strategy with centres to become independent volunteering-based institutions, the management of which is administered by administrative commissions, elected by the local community every three years.The department of relief and social service continued to work, through the women program, to enhance the autonomy of these centres and enable them, through material and technical support, to be community institution capable of providing sustainable social service for the poor and the marginalized.In March 2008, the Women Programs Centres were officially licensed under the Women Program Association, License No 344, regrouping nine women program centres (to have the opportunity to obtain funding opportunities to ensure their sustainability).

Acronym: 
WPA
Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
1953
Country of Origin: 
LB
Scope: 
National
Country/ies of Operation: 
Lebanon
Intervention Sector(s): 
Education
Refugees
Social & Cultural Development
Training & Capacity Building
Women Status & Issues
Contact person's position: 
General Director
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
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Address: 
Tareek Jdeideh North Lebanon, Tripoli, Baddawi Camp Beirut, Burj Al Barajneh camp Saida, Ain Al Hilwe Camp Tyre, Al Rashidieh, Burj Al Shamali,and Al Bass Camps Baalbeck, Wavel Camp
beirut , Beirut
Lebanon
Beirut LB
Beirut
Lebanon
LB
City: 
beirut
Street: 
Tareek Jdeideh
Additional: 
North Lebanon, Tripoli, Baddawi Camp Beirut, Burj Al Barajneh camp Saida, Ain Al Hilwe Camp Tyre, Al Rashidieh, Burj Al Shamali,and Al Bass Camps Baalbeck, Wavel Camp
Contact person's name: 
Hafiza Hawaili
Partnerships: 
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The Women’s Programs Association (WPA) is a non-governmental non-profit organization registered in the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities in 2008 under license number 344.
WPA targets Palestinian refugee women and youth in eight camps throughout Lebanon with a wide range of activities to build their capacity, skills, knowledge and assets to develop themselves and their families and widen their opportunity for employment and decent life.
WPA’s activities include skills training, support education to school drop-out children, adult literacy and numeracy and life skills, education.

Friday, 21 May 2021
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Searching for senior finance and legal assistant that enjoy "high communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, able to work under pressure, high attention to details, has a knowledge in the Palestinian contexts, team player, and motivator" to join our team!
Job Based in Beirut - Head Office with Probability of visiting the Palestinian Camps all over Lebanon.

Thursday, 15 April 2021
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