Inspiring and Empowering At-Risk Youth in Rural Communities of Upper Akkar

Duration: March 2009 – January 2010

Donor: Save the Children Sweden


This project seeks to mobilize and empower youth through building their capacities and forming informal youth clubs in four schools. These will serve as a platform in which youth can analyse their needs and develop solutions to their problems. This project will support youth in taking pro-active steps to address one of their needs through a small budget for implementing a project involving lobbying local actors for support and mobilizing and inspiring their peers.


– Establishing youth groups in 4 villages surrounding the NNP (Fnaidiq, Akkar al-Atiqa, Mishmish and Hrar)
– Capacity building training program for youth
– Youth advocacy exercise
– Youth developed and implemented a small project based on their identified needs