Busma Youth Community Center

Partner: Mercy Corps

Overall Goal

The programme is designed to support adolescent girls and boys in an equitable manner through activities customized to meet their differing needs and interests.

Adolescence is a critical time in one’s life that can put them on a positive or negative trajectory for their future. This project seeks to develop their skills to better prepare them for adulthood and support them during this pivotal time in their lives to make positive decisions and develop productive habits.


  • Build confidence, self-esteem, positivity
  • Agency and empowerment
  • Sense of community
  • Decrease perceptions of tension
  • Decrease isolation and feelings of exclusion
  • Break misconceptions/stereotypes among ethnic groups
  • Promote social cohesion
  • Build resilience to shocks and stresses and positive coping mechanisms
  • Improve communication and mediation techniques
  • Increase sense of hope
  • Increase sense of control over life


  1. Life-skills Development: conflict transformation, computer skills/social media training
  2. Non-formal Education
  3. Expression via Art Therapy: Photography, Videography, Art, Theater, Creative Writing/Journalism, Sports

DPNA manages Tyre and Saida Busma Youth Community Centers