'Art Against Discrimination' Initiative
The 'Art Against Discrimination' project which is funded by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a 12 month initiative that targets 80 youngsters from Baalbeck-Hermel (Syrian and Lebanese) and and allows them to access artistic and civil training. The trainings included Music basics, Piano, Aoud, Photography and Production. Theproject also includes civil training that covered topics like confict resolution, peace building, citizenship, and leadership.. The main objective of the project is to bring youth from various backgrounds (Nationalities, religions, sectors, genders...) together regardless of the hardships, in order to build peace, coexistence, and acceptance of other to change the existing tension between youth from different areas and backgrounds. In the same time, youth are introduced for the first time to the opportunity to learn new artistic skills and combine them with civil trainings that will help them become future leaders capable of expressing themselves in the most creative ways.