Healing, Resilience and Preventing Extremism among war-affected children in Jordan and Lebanon

Project Summary

Project Summary

16,000+ children from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan will receive basic training in stress relief and resilience tools, while 400 children most at risk of violent behaviour, self-harm, suicide, aggression or recruitment, will receive deep trauma-relief, empowerment and human values training. Specially trained Youth Peace Ambassadors will design and implement awareness-raising and peacebuilding projects to prevent and reduce violence in their families, schools and communities.

In parallel, we will provide parents, families, caregivers, community members, teachers, caseworkers, youth and protection workers, with stress management and coping tools to enable them to provide a supportive and violence-free environment for the children. A selected number of teachers and NGO staff will be trained as trainers to keep multiplying these techniques in their schools and communities on a sustainable basis.

Target Groups

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vulnerable, at-risk and high potential refugee + host community children in Jordan and Lebanon

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teachers, caregivers, peace / social / youth frontline workers

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parents / family / community members

Timing

15th December 2016 – 15 th December 2019

Location

Jordan:

Ramtha, East Amman, Amman, Irbid, Al Huson, Mafraq, Rusaifeh, Tabarbour, Zaatari Refugee Camp, Azraq Refugee Camp, Baqa, Jerash, Zarqa, Dafyaneh, Agrabah, and Al Kura

Lebanon:

Tripoli and its suburbs: Tabbaneh, Beddawi, Wadi El Nahleh, Mina, al Tal, Dahr el Moghr, Qobbeh, Abu Samra, Jabal Mohsen, Qalamoun, Barsa & Dahr El 3ein, and Deddeh

The Problem and IAHV's Response
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IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonWednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 3:45am
"We have high hopes in these incredibly smart, creative and resilient youth who have been working so hard to be the change they want to create." Christian Matta, IAHV Trainer

"لدينا آمال كبيرة في هؤلاء الشباب الأذكياء والمبدعين والمرنين الذين عملوا بجد ليكونوا التغيير الذي يريدون خلقه." كريستيان متى ، مدرب في الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding Cross_arts
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonThursday, April 25th, 2019 at 3:15am
Today we're in the midst of the YAVAP program, training dynamic youth from different parts of Tripoli, boys and girls, Lebanese and Syrian.

They are getting ready to become peace ambassadors so they can sustain peace building around Tripoli and come up with their own ideas to create harmony and more collaboration between people in their communities. As an integral part of the program they get to experiment different artistic mediums to express themselves and to use these new skills in peace building projects in the future.

نحن اليوم في خضم برنامج "شباب ضد العنف - سفراء السلام" ، حيث نقوم بتدريب شباب ديناميكيين من مختلف أنحاء طرابلس ، فتيان وفتيات ، لبنانيين وسوريين.

إنهم يستعدون ليصبحوا سفراء للسلام حتى يتمكنوا من الحفاظ على بناء السلام حول طرابلس والتوصل إلى أفكارهم الخاصة لخلق الوئام والمزيد من التعاون بين الناس في مجتمعاتهم. ان تجربة وسائل فنية مختلفة للتعبير عن أنفسهم هي جزء لا يتجزأ من البرنامج وامكانية استخدام هذه المهارات الجديدة في مشاريع بناء سلام في المستقبل.

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding Cross_arts
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 3:00am
War instills fear and insecurity in children. Time alone doesn't help them overcome these feelings and traumas; it can make them sitting targets for criminals, extremist groups and other conflict initiators. IAHV Peacebuilding works to support the healthy psycho-social development of kids and young adults living with the consequences of war and armed conflict and help rebuild strong and resilient communities.

الحرب تغرس الخوف وانعدام الأمن عند الأطفال. الوقت وحده لا يساعدهم على التغلب على هذه المشاعر والصدمات ؛ يمكن أن يجعلهم أهدافًا للمجرمين والجماعات المتطرفة والمبادرين في النزاع. تعمل الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية لبناء السلام على دعم التطور النفسي والاجتماعي للأطفال والشباب الذين يعيشون مع عواقب الحرب والنزاع المسلح والمساعدة في إعادة بناء مجتمعات قوية ومرنة.

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding Cross_arts
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonWednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 3:44am
The inability to protect children in Tripoli and other conflict zones from violence, killing and war, puts their future and their country's future at risk. It's not enough to repair damaged buildings and streets. Also the reconstruction of the children's lives, destroyed by struggle, should be a central focus point.
IAHV Peacebuilding focuses on rebuilding children's mental and psychological layers that are damaged in these conflicts.

إن عدم القدرة على حماية الأطفال في طرابلس ومناطق الصراع الأخرى من العنف والقتل والحرب ، يعرض مستقبلهم ومستقبل بلادهم للخطر. لا يكفي إصلاح المباني والشوارع المتضررة. أيضا إعادة بناء حياة الأطفال ، التي دمرتها الحروب ، ينبغي أن تكون نقطة تركيز مركزية.
تركز الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية لبناء السلام على إعادة بناء طبقات الأطفال العقلية والنفسية التي تضررت في هذه الصراعات.

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding Cross_arts
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonFriday, April 12th, 2019 at 3:08am
A special day for children living in difficult circumstances in Tripoli: Lebanese and Syrian children could leave their lives and pasts of stress, conflict and violence behind for a day of music, dance, nature walks, games, breathing and relaxation and most of all, getting to know each other for the first time!

These children and youth have been participating in trauma-relief, nonviolent empowerment and artistic training workshops by IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon and Cross_arts over the last 2 years.

يوم خاص للأطفال الذين يعيشون في ظروف صعبة في طرابلس: تمكن الأطفال اللبنانيين والسوريين من ترك حياتهم وماضيهم من التوتر والصراع والعنف ورائهم ليوم من الموسيقى والرقص والمشي في الطبيعة والألعاب والتنفس والاسترخاء ، والأهم من ذلك كله ، التعرف على بعضهم البعض لأول مرة!

شارك هؤلاء الأطفال والشباب في برامج شباب الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية لبناء السلام و جمعية فنون متقاطعة الثقافية في طرابلس خلال العامين الماضيين لتخفيف الصدمات وتمكين اللاعنف والتدريب الفني.

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding #Cross_arts
IAHV Peacebuilding Lebanon
IAHV Peacebuilding LebanonWednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 4:17am
Last Sunday’s outing with IAHV Peacebuilding and Crossarts was a celebration of cross-cultural diversity!
Children who have experienced and seen war, violence, stress and trauma were playing, singing, breathing, walking, eating together . These are 75 children who participated in IAHV's youth programs in Tripoli over the last 2 years. Syrian and Lebanese who usually do not meet or interact had the chance to really meet and discover "the other".
They truly enjoyed a day of nature, fresh air, space, music and games as a re-energizing break from their daily living contexts. The day ended with smiling faces and happy recollections of their collaboration together.

كانت نزهة يوم الأحد الماضي مع الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية لبناء السلام و جمعية فنون متقاطعة الثقافية احتفالًا بالتنوع الثقافي!
الأطفال الذين اختبروا وشاهدوا الحرب والعنف والتوتر والصدمات كانوا يلعبون ويغنون ويتنفسون ويمشون ويأكلون معًا. هؤلاء هم ٧٥ طفلاً شاركوا في برامج شباب الهيئة الدولية للقيم الإنسانية لبناء السلام في طرابلس خلال العامين الماضيين. كان لدى السوريين واللبنانيين الذين لا يلتقون أو يتفاعلون عادة، الفرصة للقاء واكتشاف "الآخر".
لقد استمتعوا حقًا بيوم في الطبيعة ، والهواء النقي ، والفضاء ، والموسيقى والألعاب، كإستعادة نشاط من نمط حياتهم اليومية. انتهى اليوم بوجوه مبتسمة وذكرايات سعيدة لتعاونهم معًا.

#Change #Evolution #Impact #Communication #Quality_of_Life #Adults #Youth #Kids #Stress_Release #Youth_Empowerment #Sustainability #Community #Conflict_Zones #Trauma_Relief #Resilience #LiveLoveTripoli #Transformation #Taking_Action #Peace_Building #EUinLebanon IAHV Peacebuilding Cross_arts

"IAHV programs have had a huge impact in Menshieh, on personal lives, work, homes and the community as a whole. You have changed the mentality of this community. It created brotherhood among the communities here. The violence among the children has reduced. They smile more, are more relaxed and more motivated. Now there is friendliness without fighting.

First through the football matches, this project created familiarity, what was needed. The local community came together because of this project. Syrians started coming to our community center. We convinced the parents to allow their children to develop their talents in music and art. It created bridges of trust."

Mayor of Menshieh, Mafraq

"I worked with other organizations with bigger budgets and more staff, but we achieved less.”

IAHV staff member

"We are working in an environment that is in dire need of psychosocial activities. I have never seen such an effective stress relief as in this workshop… This will heavily reflect on the type of work that I do, and will allow me to truly benefit the Syrian refugees that I work with.” 

Social worker at Zaatari camp

"Visiting refugees in their homes and shelters, seeing their situation and listening to their stories, is a stressful job. We take the stress home with us. In other self-care workshops there was always something missing. They focused more on cognitive levels and mental health. However, IAHV’s Professional Care workshop addresses this gap, because it is more holistic, touches on more aspects, goes deeper and raises our energy levels. My health and energy levels have improved and I have quit smoking!”

Ahmad, JRS refugee staff for house visits

Change in Tripoli

IAHV Psychosocial Peacebuilding approach - Jordan and Lebanon 2018

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