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Youth for Tomorrow


Partner: Mercy Corps international and funded by the general affairs of Canada

Duration: 3 years duration, starting from February 2017 till October 2019

Target Areas: Saida City and its suburbs

Target Audience and number of beneficiaries: 2500 Youth (males and females) living in marginalized communities and suffering from low living standards and profound stress.

Overall Objective: The overall objective of the project is to provide the most vulnerable youth in Saida city and its suburbs and with psycho-social to help them attune their stress and a safe space to voice out their needs and ambitions.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Adolescents and youth have improved psychosocial wellbeing.
  2. Youth have skills to pursue productive futures.
  3. Diverse groups build inter-community relationships by working together by promoting protection and interests of Adolescents and youth
  4. Civil society has increased capacity to serve the needs of youth.

Activities: intensive courses, drop-in activities, awareness sessions, community and advocacy events, youth council elections, trainings on Livelihood topics.

Achievements:

  • 4 youth led community events about Peace, social cohesion, increase awareness about fruits, international health day
  • 320 youth graduated over 2 cycles with improved life skills, over 30 awareness sessions implemented with youth and parents about stress management, personal hygiene, positive parenting, teenage behavior, bullying, etc…

Quote:

  1. Hiba Jaber, project coordinator at Bussma from Mercy corps, 26 years old:

    "Bussma is a great chance to each and every person and it’s my second house."

  2. Slayman Fawaz, Assistant center coordinator from DPNA at Bussma, 28 years old:

    "Attunement is a necessity and a positive life style."

  3. Abdallah Hazzouri, Coach from DPNA at Bussma, 25 years old:

    "Bussma can’t be described in one sentence, it’s another life."

  4. Batoul Al Homsi, female Participant female at Bussma, 14 years old, Syrian, living in Saida:

    "I found love and care, “I love the center and the people I’m dealing with and I feel comfortable here and nobody will bully me, I feel safe."

  5. Mohamad and Mayar Hammade, male participants, 17 & 15 years old, Palestinians Syrians, they came from Al Yarmouk camp in Syria living in Saida:

    "Bussma has changed our life, we feel hopeful and more mature."

  6. Alaa Al Nimer, female participant at Bussma, she’s 19 years old, Palestinian, living in Saida:

    "Bussma got me back to life."



South Lebanon; Siada governorate.