Sport and Humanitarian Assistance Project



As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, more than 4.4 million Syrian refugees are living in neighboring countries. The refugee influx has exacerbated underlying structural tensions and aggravated political, security and social concerns. Lebanon has seen its population increase by over 30% in recent years, absorbing over 1 million registered Syrian refugees, thereby giving it the highest ratio of refugees per capita in the world. Resentment towards Syrian refugees has increased in host community in Lebanon as public infrastructure, services and resources are increasingly strained. This is of particular concern in the northern and southern areas of Lebanon (North, Akkar, Saida and Tyre) where high unemployment rates and chronic poverty are prevalent amongst host communities and the proportion of Syrian refugees is greatest.


A common goal of civil society has been to create inclusive and enabling environments for youth leaders of different backgrounds where they can have an active role in community centered programs. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 represent a critical cohort that needs specific attention and investment. Youth from this age group are largely missing out on psychosocial support, education and skills building programs, as they are increasingly either forced to stay indoors for their own safety – the case for many adolescent girls – or to work in order to provide income for their families – the case for many adolescent boys. Youth can, and should, be a positive force in a community with their desire for action and change, plus their importance as role models for their younger siblings.


WarChild Holland (WCH), the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) with the WorldCoaches program and Right to Play (RTP), have designed a youth leaders project, called Sport and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA) that tackles the issues of social cohesion, peaceful co-existence and youth development, and gives youth leaders the opportunities to engage the communities they live in.


Through the pilot intervention of SaHA in 2016 - 2017, the project partners were able to:

  • Strengthen relations between refugee and host communities using football as an entry point to engage communities while providing children and young people with a healthy outlet during their free time;
  • Provide life-skills and psychosocial support to Lebanese and non-Lebanese youth, using football as an entry point, as well as developing and supporting youth leaders;
  • Better protect children from abuse, violence, and exploitation by raising awareness within communities and by building the capacity of local actors involved in the child protection system.

Description of the project

Phase 2 of the project capitalizes on achieved results, lessons learned and recommendations of the pilot phase to design an intervention that responds to the needs of the communities it serves and that ensures all components and activities’ packages are designed following a community-based, participatory approach with target beneficiaries and communities. The target groups are Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth leaders and children living in the most vulnerable communities (youth leaders: ages 18 and above, and children: ages 12 to 17).


War Child, Right to Play (RTP) and KNVB WorldCoaches (further referred to as KNVB) staff will facilitate project activities to ensure the development of all agents engaged in the process. Hence, to do so, the project Sports and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA) Phase 2 will retain youth leaders that participated in Phase 1 and increase their capacity and skills in order to enhance and sustain the implementation on the field. The main aim of SaHA Phase 2 is to increase the capacity of engaged youth leaders, to support those who show leadership to develop themselves into peer educators and to increase the total number of active youth leaders, youth committees, and parent committees in two main regions in Lebanon; the Northern region (Tripoli and Akkar) and the Southern region (Saida and Tyre).


SaHA Phase 2 beneficiaries

Youth leaders (310 total), ages above 18


  1. 70 youth leaders continuing from Phase 1, of which:
    1. 30 youth leaders selected to become peer educators
    2. 40 youth leaders continue implementing activities 
  2. 160 new youth leaders, trained on football coaching and life skills training. 
  3. 80 new youth leaders, trained on community action plans and youth committees  and CP mapping

70 + 160 + 80 = 310 youth leaders

Children (3.950 total), ages 12 to 17

  1. 3.450 children participate in football and life skills sessions led by youth leaders
  2. 500 children participate in youth committee action plans

3.450 + 500 = 3.950 children 

Parents and caregivers (1.620 total)

  1. 1500 parents and caregivers of the children will participate in      awareness sessions on topics requested during the needs assessment, and explaining the aim and goals of the project and being involve in some of the life skills activities.
  2. 120 Parents/Caregivers will learn on how to form and lead a Parent Committee
  3. 1500 + 120= 1,620


Content Look & Feel

  • Actual setting of living in a refugee camp.
  • Focus on the change and the impact the project has on the participants.
  • Cutting shots: mix of normal and slow motion.
  • Shots used for the introduction of youth & youth leaders: look into camera + action shot in slow motion.
  • Focus on football shots, less on other activities.
  • Show how football contributes to connection, better understanding of each other, happiness, peace, more self-confidence etc.
  • Show positive drive / strength of the girls: strong quotes, confidence in front of the camera, clear in sharing their story and talking about the theme of their video.
  • Pure and spontaneous: more of documentary style; not too much ‘acting’.
  • The final tournament should be covered from various angles using multiple cameras, including drones (if possible - permit to be obtained by production house/filmmaker).



  • Raw material of 4 days of filming
  • 30 hi-quality, retouched images of the final tournament event


24-25 October

Filming 2 videos in one refugee camp, we would like to interview two youth leaders and film a training session with their teams:

  • Youth leader A (male)
  • Youth Leader B (female)
  • Children of their teams


The two videos will focus upon two different themes:

  1. Theme 1: focus on equal opportunities for girls and boys
  2. Theme 2: focus on the effect that the project has on the processing of traumas and learning to deal with emotions.


26 October

At the International Coaching Course (ICC) we would like to interview and film:

The KNVB ambassadors and some Youth Leaders participating in the ICC to make a series of vlogs.


27 October

Filming of the final tournament which will take place at a football stadium, we would like to film the same youth leaders and team players as we filmed at the refugee camp, and to capture the spirit of the event itself.


The final products will be due by October 30th, 2019.


Geographical focus:

SaHA works in two main regions in Lebanon, the Northern region and the Southern region. WCH and RTP work in different regions of Lebanon. The KNVB implements in all regions in addition to the activities as done by WCH and RTP.


To Apply:

Qualification of Freelancers/Production companies

  • Knowledge and experience with child and youth development and/or life-skill development programs, building peaceful communities/social cohesion and psychosocial support is highly preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic would be a very strong asset
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes
  • Experience with child-centered, participatory, play-based, sports methodologies preferred


Application process

Freelancers/Production House companies should submit expression of interest, which should include the following:

  • Detailed budget breakdown based on expected expenses, daily rates and initial work plan
  • Initial draft of the proposed work plan
  • Samples of work/showreel (preferably samples similar to the work requested above)


Deadline to submit the expression of interest October 16th, 2019

How to apply

Please submit the proposal and cv to

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الأربعاء, 16. أكتوبر 2019
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