Lebanon | Projects
|Global Citizen Corps (GCC)|
The program’s goal is to inspire and equip an expanding network of young leaders to take informed actions that build and secure productive and just communities throughout the world. Qatar joins a host of other nations in the network, including the United States, United Kingdom (Scotland), the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
|Youth Development, Indonesia, Community Development, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Non-Formal Education|
|Enhancing Non-Formal Education for Youth in Nahr El-Bared|
In May 2007, Nahr El-Bared Camp (NBC), a refugee camp of 40,000 Palestinians in northern Lebanon, was devastated by three months of fighting between Fatah Al-Islam militants and the Lebanese army. Up to 60% of the buildings and 80% of the homes were either severely or completely destroyed as a result of the shelling and bombing. More than 433 businesses were directly affected by the fighting, 4,976 jobs were lost, and unemployment rose to 80% compared to the 27% before the fighting. Now, three years later, many families still remain dependant on the distribution of food and supplies from humanitarian organizations.
|Lebanon, Non-Formal Education|
|Rehabilitation of 22 schools in South Lebanon|
Lebanon has suffered a lot in recent history. The Civil War that lasted fifteen years (1975-1990) devastated the country, and the Lebanon War with Israel in 2006 caused again significant civilian loss of life and serious damage to Lebanon's civil infrastructure. As a result of this long political crisis in Lebanon, education has been interrupted and several schools in the South have been destroyed. Immediately after the crisis, in the last quarter of 2006, ROTA was there to provide food and hygiene kits to all the people that lost their homes and became displaced to Southern Lebanon.
|Lebanon, School Construction Rehabilitation|