“…and We Met”
About the Project
The project content lies under the umbrella of 2 values: citizenship and youth participation; its main axes are capacity building for a group of selected youth and community activities carried by the selected youth.
The project was officially launched on the 26th of September 2011 through a celebrative Iftar organized by CitiAct at Rotana Hotel in Hazmieh. The Iftar gathered social, religious, municipal figures and youth from the regions of Sfeir, Hadath, Chyah and Ein El Remmaneh.
45 persons aged between 18 and 26 years old (from the regions of Sfeir, Hadath, Chyah and Ein El Remmaneh) joined the project and declared their commitment to attend the whole trainings and meetings and to carry the implementation phase. The trainings tackled topics such as: citizenship and civil participation, conflict resolution, leadership, communication skills and social media. There are 2 remaining topics that the youth will attend: project management and photography.
Throughout the project and in parallel with the trainings, the youth were involved directly with the project team to carry the community activities. They have been identifying a list of activities in their neighborhoods that respond to their needs, thus implementing social, economical and recreational activities on a monthly base.
Currently the youth are discussing and preparing to carry another two joint community service projects that emphasize on building their committed activism towards developing their communities.
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Target Groups: 45 youth (males and females); between 18 and 26 years old
Target Areas: 2 areas: (1) Sfeir – Hadath and (2) Chyah – Ein El Remmaneh
Funded by: OTI (Office of Transition Initiatives)