In Lebanon, the ReachUp! program equips young Lebanese women and men (DOT Interns) with technology and business skills and trains them to deliver entrepreneurship curricula to women and youth.

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ReachUp! empowers young university graduates to deliver technology and business training in vulnerable communities

DOT Interns are young graduates from Lebanese universities who act as trainers, mentors, and coaches. They provide business and information, communication, and technology (ICT) knowledge to vulnerable people in their communities by delivering the ReachUp! program in partnership with various Lebanese community-based organizations.

The ReachUp! program equips community participants with tools and capabilities that will help them to advance their economic status by building successful, sustainable livelihoods. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship, basic business concepts, self-esteem, advocacy, and recognizing existing opportunities that can lead to job creation.

ReachUp! at DOT Lebanon

DOT Lebanon delivers the ReachUp! program in partnership with various Lebanese and international organizations who have recognized the potential and energy for change young people possess.

The following are projects that have been established to deliver the ReachUp! program in Lebanon:

DOT Lebanon's Community Partners

In addition to the funding partners that make DOT Lebanon's programs possible, DOT Lebanon is grateful to our network of community partners who provide space and resources that allow programs like ReachUp! to impact Lebanon's most vulnerable people and communities. The Community Partners who have made ReachUp! in Lebanon possible are:

  • Akkar Network for Development (AND)
  • Ansar Municipality
  • Association for the Development of Akkar (ADA)
  • Baladna Association - Ansar Social and Cultural Club
  • Benevolent Association of Youth
  • Beyond Association
  • Canadian Embassy
  • Comprehensive Development Organization
  • Cultural Movements
  • Culture and Growth Forum
  • Dahr al Sadaka
  • Danish Refugee Council
  • Disabled Forum
  • FENE Association
  • Hadatha
  • Hariri foundation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Howard Karagheusian Association for Child Welfare
  • Lebanese Development Association
  • Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)
  • Lebanese Socio-Cultural Association
  • Lebanese Syriac Club


    • Lebanese Women Affairs Committee/Beyond Association
    • Local Development Department Municipality of Brital
    • Mada
    • Matar club
    • Municipality of Jezzine
    • National Association For Vocational Training and Social Services
    • Ouzai Youth Committee
    • Palestinian Refugee Camps (Bourj Brajneh and Ein El Helwi)
    • Rene Mouawad Foundation (RMF)
    • Safadi Foundation
    • SAWA group
    • Soins Infirmiers et Developpement Communautaire (SIDC)
    • Solidarity Association for Social and Cultural Development
    • Swiss Development Cooperation
    • Tamkeen & Child Welfare Association
    • Tomorrow's Youth Organisation
    • Tyr Municipalities Union
    • Vision/ CWAR
    • Women Program Center
    • Youth Committee of Hasbaya


Program Impact

86 young people ("DOT Interns") have been equipped with technology, business, facilitation, and mentoring skills.

4,597  Community Participants have been trained in business and information, communications, and technology (ICT) skills for entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihood.

  • 68.2% of participants are women
  • 37% have seen an increase household income
  • 70% report an increase in self-esteem
  • 65% of participants are more involved with their communities
  • 40% are newly using email and computer applications daily

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