Activating Communities through Technology
Two members of DPNA will be implementing ACT project which is a project done by
DOT Lebanon, INTEL, NGOs Platform in Saida and funded by CanadaFund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
The project aims for ICT and Advocacy Capacity Building of the NGO Frontline Staff in Saida are.
1. The project will shed light upon available opportunities for social sustainable development through the development of the technological and managerial capabilities of the 80 beneficiaries of the staff of the NGOs, with the use of information and communication technology as a means. 2. The main objective is to increase the use of information and communication technology, social media tools and managerial capabilities in the work place. 3. ACT project will focus on two aspects: cooperation and capacity building & encouragment for project planning and implementation.
The project is of 6 months time span and will train 80 beneficiaries divided into two cycles. Each cycle is 8 weeks, in which two groups of 20 people each will be given modules on the above objectives. At the end of the project there will be a graduation where the participants will recieve certificates in the attendance of delegates from the Canadian Embassy and representatives from the partner organizations.
To know more about the partners:
DOT Lebanon Canada Fund CFLI INTEL Corporations Tajamoh Platform
DPNA Summer Camp
DPNA organized two summer camps at Fares Camp - YMCA in Ras el Maten. One for Human Rights Ambassadors and one for Youth Dialogue. The participants were divided into two groups accordingly in the morning period. The Human Rights Ambassadors took workshops in Children Rights, Womens' Rights, formation of Declaration of Human Rights, International mechanisms for protection of human rights, documentation and reporting of human right violations, and finally their role in protecting human rights. The other group about Youth Dialogue took part in learning about media and advocacy, active listening and public speaking, creative leadership, planning skills, and to finally come up with creative initiatives.
In the afternoon, the participants were then reunited to engage in six art workshops from theatre, music, painting, dance, sports and crafts. During these two camps we were filming short videos to show a glimpse of the fun and amazing time we spent as one whole family. For more information about the projects, check Youth Dialogue project and Human Rights Ambassadors project.
Check YOUTUBE for the videos about the summer camp.