Youth for Tomorrow
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.
- Adolescents and youth have improved psychosocial wellbeing.
- Youth have skills to pursue productive futures.
- Diverse groups build inter-community relationships by working together by promoting protection and interests of Adolescents and youth
- 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.
- 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…
- 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."
Slayman Fawaz, Assistant center coordinator from DPNA at Bussma, 28 years old:
"Attunement is a necessity and a positive life style."
Abdallah Hazzouri, Coach from DPNA at Bussma, 25 years old:
"Bussma can’t be described in one sentence, it’s another life."
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."
Mohamad and Mayar Hammade, male participants, 17 & 15 years old, Palestinians
they came from Al Yarmouk camp in Syria living in Saida:
"Bussma has changed our life, we feel hopeful and more mature."
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.