Modern Voices for Protection
Modern Voices for Protection (dubbed Aswatouna, or "Our Voices" by project participants) is a project funded by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives that will train two youth from the Ein El Helwi Palestinian refugee camp to become "Community Focal Persons" and deliver empowerment and technology training to women and youth within the refugee camp.
The young people trained as Community Focal Persons will be equipped with protection, advocacy, technology, and leadership skills, and will promote the use of technology for advocacy and entrepreneurship in their community by delivering DOT's ReachUp! program.
To date, DOT Lebanon's Community Focal Persons have trained 71 women and youth in technology, communications, business skills, and advocacy in the El Helwi Palestinian refugee camp.
Modern Voices for Protection Project Details:
Objectives: Empower the Youth of Ein El Helwi Palestinian refugee camp by equipping them with protection, advocacy, and leadership skills using ICT tools
Timeframe: August 2011 to December 2011
Donor: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Canadian Embassy in Lebanon)
Partner: Solidarity Association for Social and Cultural Development - Tadamon (SASCD)
Location: Ein El Helwi Palestinian Refugee Camp, South of Lebanon
- Two youth leaders (Community Focal Persons) equipped with protection, advocacy, technology, and leadership skills, and trained to deliver the ReachUp! program, promoting the use of technology for advocacy and entrepreneurship.
- 71 women and youth trained in information, communications, technology, and business skills as well as advocacy and awareness.
Modern Voices for Protection in the News: