Our Programs are based in 4 sectors

WPA Programs

Protection

Ensure protection of Palestinian refugee women and girls from all risks of violence, abuse and discrimination through promotion of gender equality and women’s rights, and commit to women’s and girls’ empowerment.   

Education

Support in retaining Palestinian refugee children at risk of dropping out in schools, and prepare dropped out children for re-engagement with education or for vocational training toward employment.

Livelihood

Enhance the capacity and assets of Palestinian refugee women and youth to support themselves and their households into sustainable livelihoods and economic stability.   

Social Stability

Improve and build relationships and cooperation between different communities and establish inclusive structures within them for conflict transformation, leading change and managing their affairs. 

Sector : Protection

The program ensures protection of vulnerable populations from all risks of abuse and violation. It targets Palestinian refugee women and girls with the engagement of men and other community groups through variety of services and interventions that focus on gender, GBV, gender equality, discrimination and women’s rights.

Three projects are implemented in 2022, namely, Bizkaii II, Basque II and Navara II, with the objective of promoting protective environment through active community engagement in practices that reduce vulnerability to SGBV. These projects are funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Bizkaii II Project - 2022​

Aims to enhance communities’ capacities on women’s rights and GBV through:

  • Working with young men on changing the perception on Gender and preventing violence against women and girls. 120 male youth are targeted through awareness sessions delivered by eight young men trained on ABAAD’s masculinities manual “Program Ra”, which is a strategy- and capacity-building training curriculum for young men which focuses on issues such as non-violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), substance abuse, and gender equality. This is implemented in four camps, namely, Beddawi and Nahr El Bared in the North, Burj El Barajneh in Beirut and Wavel in Beqaa.
  • Awareness raising on women’s rights delivered by 11 trained women’s committees targeting 825 women, girls, men and boys in nine camps.
  • Use of social media and video-making by members from the women’s committees in delivering messages on women’s specific issues. This is implemented in Beddawi in the North, Burj El Barajneh in Beirut and Ein El Hilweh in Saida.

Basque II Project - 2022

Aims to strengthen Palestinian communities’ resilience to promote gender equality and to prevent and respond to GBV through:
  • Use of community theatre to promote positive masculinity, gender equality and prevention of GBV. Eight young males will be trained on acting techniques and writing a script on a specific women-related issue.
    The play will be performed in two camps, Ein El Hilweh and Burj El Barajneh, for 500 people.
  • Provision of individual and group psycho-social support by WPA’s psychologists and awareness sessions by WPA’s social workers on selected topics identified by the women. This is implemented in the eight WPA’s centres throughout Lebanon targeting around 1,600 women, girls, men and boys

Navara II Project - 2022​

Aims to provide access for individuals at risk and survivors to quality prevention and response services through

  • Offering life-skills and individual and group psychological support sessions for women and girls within the WPA centers aiming to build the necessary skills for women and girls to be able to gain control of their lives and move forward while being self-sufficient. ABAAD’s Toolkit “Basic Life Skills for Women & Girls at risk or Survivors of GBV” is followed and is comprised of following major themes: Self-respect, self-realization, decision–making, identification of one’s emotions, social conformity, sexual abuse, rape, economic empowerment and health. The sessions will be delivered by WPA’s social workers and psychologists using variety of techniques like lecturing, games, exercises, group works…etc Enhancing WPA’s capacity to lead advocacy campaigns and strengthen alliances to keep bringing women’s issues on the agenda.

Sector : Education

The program aims to retain children at risk of dropping out in schools and prepare those dropped out for re-engagement with education or for vocational training toward employment”.Three projects are implemented in 2022, namely, Bizkaii II, Basque II and Navara II, with the objective of promoting protective environment through active community engagement in practices that reduce vulnerability to SGBV. These projects are funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

 
 

Youth Basic Literacy and Numeracy – MEHE Curriculum Project - 2022

Targets around 300 Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese youth aged 14 to 24 years, girls and boys, who are basically out of school and residing in Burj El Barajneh camp, Beddawi camp and Ein El Hilweh camp and surroundings. Teaching this age group in the current context is challenging, as many are already working and may have been discouraged by the traditional classroom teaching. Thus for teaching to be effective, this project focuses on skills and competencies that are most likely to produce immediate benefits for their lives and be compatible with their jobs and/or living conditions.

This project is funded by ANERA.

Empowered Community in Action – 2022

Aims to mobilize communities to improve practices related to the use of safe drinking water, sanitation and environmental resources are improved along with the relevant COVID-19 responses; by improving practices on safe hygienic and precautionary measures related to COVID-19, environmental hygiene and safe hygiene. Awareness activities are conducted targeting camp population and distribution of hygiene kits are made.

This project is implemented in Burj El Barajneh camp, Ein El Hilweh camp, Beddawi camp and Nahr El Bared camp and funded by ANERA.

Education and Psychosocial Activities Project - 2022

Provides 100 Palestinian and Syrian children in Burj El Barajneh Camp, aged 6 to 13 years, with six months formal education in community setting with enhanced understanding of key areas of the schools’ curriculum and with skills and knowledge that will support their vocational journey toward employment. The children are also provided with psycho-social support and stress management using active learning activities. Throughout the duration of the project, all children benefit from daily breakfast and four one-day field trip.

The project is implemented WPA’s Nour center in Burj El Barajneh camp and is funded by the Centre for Global Education.

1001 Nights Civic Education and Social Cohesion Program – 2022

Targets Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese children, 7 to 12 years old, residing in Palestinian camps and surroundings, with series of episodes called 1001 Nights which aim to engage children and teach them life skills and citizenship education in informal school environments using cartoons. With each episode developed to teach a different civic value, the program’s 40 lessons plan curriculum stimulates critical thinking skills, citizenship values, empathy and civil rights.

This project is funded by INITIATE and is implemented in WPA’s eight centers in Burj El Barajneh, Ein El Hilweh, Wavel, El Buss, Rashidieh, Burj El Shemali, Beddawi and Nahr El Bared.

Supporting and Tutoring at Risk Students in UNRWA Schools (S.T.A.R.S) – 2022

Aims to retain children who are still at UNRWA school, but have been showing signs for dropping out, through addressing the reasons underlying these signs in a comprehensive approach. Multifaceted prevention measures will be adopted through close collaboration between UNRWA Education Program at school level, WPA in the area and targeted children and their families. 

The project will be implemented in Beddawi camp and will target 30 students, aged 13 to 15 years, at Beddawi Intermediate schools Ramleh and Mazar with funding covered by Taawon.

Sector : Livelihood

Fostering Inclusive Career Choices, Resilience and Agency (FICCRA) – 2022

Aims to build youth and adolescents’ capacity and potentials with marketable skills relevant to market demand and opportunities. The project targets 1,700 youth who will be provided with career guidance and orientation, out of which 300 will be enrolled in vocational institutions to learn a vocation compatible with the market needs and 75 others  will undergo entrepreneurship training after which selective number will be assisted with seed capital to start their enterprise. The project is implemented in Tyre in the South in three camps, namely, El Buss and Rashidieh and B/ Shemali and four gatherings, namely, Jal El Bahr and Qasmieh and Shabriha and Al Maashouq and is funded by Right To Play (RTP). 

The project will be implemented in Beddawi camp and will target 30 students, aged 13 to 15 years, at Beddawi Intermediate schools Ramleh and Mazar with funding covered by Taawon.

Sector : Social Stability

GHAYMEH – 2022

Aims to strengthen youth key actors to foster dialogue and non-violent communication to address and manage tensions and conflicts whilst promoting empowerment, participation, reconciliation and forgiveness. This project is implemented in Beddawi camp in the North and El Buss camp in the South and is funded by forumZFD. This project involves working with civil society and different local communities in the areas of conflict transformation, community development and relationship-building. Six potential youth selected as community activists (CA) from each camp will undergo series of capacity building and empowered with tools and skills and understandings to mobilize their society and transform conflicts within them.

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