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Wakib: Income Generation Through ICT

Wakib: Income Generation Through ICT for Development

The Wakib: Income Generation through ICT for Development project built the information, communications, technology (ICT), and business skills of vulnerable groups in Lebanon such as women, youth, and unemployed persons. The program also assisted micro and small enterprises in disadvantaged communities to increase their employment and income-generating capacity.

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Wakib equipped 32 young people ("DOT Interns") with technology and leadership skills so they could facilitate training sessions in information, communication, technology and business to 2000 vulnerable people and small businesses throughout Lebanon via DOT's ReachUp! and ScaleUp! programs.

Wakib: Income Generation Through ICT for Development Project Details

Objectives: Build the information, communications, techology (ICT), and business skills of vulnerable women, youth, and unemployed persons as well as small and micro enterprises in disadvantaged communities to increase their employment and income-generating capacity through the ReachUp! and ScaleUp! programs.

Timeframe: September 2008 - September 2010

Donors: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)                              

Partners:

  • The Young Men's Christian Association of Lebanon (YMCA)
  • Howard Karagheusian Association for Child Welfare
  • Lebanese Syriac Club
  • Matar Club
  • Soins Infirmiers et Developement Communautaire (SIDC)
  • Lebanese Physical Handicap Union (LPHU)
  • Ouzai Youth Committee
  • Disabled Forum
  • Safadi Foundation
  • Comprehensive Development Organization
  • FENE Association
  • Lebanese Socio-Cultural Association
  • Hariri Foundation
  • Ansar Municipality
  • Lebanese Women Affairs Committee
  • Cultural Movement
  • Benevolent Association of Youth of Kfarsir
  • Baladna Association
  • Beyond Association
  • Municipality of Jezzine
    Library of Jezzine
  • SAWA Group
  • Local Development Dprt
  • Culture and Growth Forum
  • Alternative Society
  • Child Welfare Association
  • Youth Committee of Hasbaya

Location: Throughout Lebanon

  • Akkar- Al Ouyoun
  • Ansar
  • Baalbeck
  • Beirut
  • Bourj Hammoud
  • Brital
  • Chmestar
  • Hasbaya
  • Jezzine
  • Maghdousheh
  • Tripoli
  • Nabatiyeh
  • Ouzai
  • Rachaya
  • Sabtiyeh
  • Saida
  • Sin el Fil
  • Sour - Tyre
  • Tripoli
  • Zahle 
Summary:
  • 32 young people ("DOT Interns") equipped with technology and leadership skills and trained to deliver DOT's ReachUp! and ScaleUp! programs.
  • 2,000 individuals from vulnerable groups and small or micro enterprises trained in information, communications, technology, and business skills to increase their employment and income generating capacity.
  • 56% of individuals trained were women

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