No matter the question, violence is not the answer

RESILIENCE IS AN IMPORTANT KEY

PROTECT THE KEY TO YOUR PEACEFUL HEART

About Us

OUR BACKGROUND STORY

Dawaer foundation is a non-governmental, not for profit, non- partisan organization established in 2015 by a team of motivated activists who build on their extensive diverse experiences to reach a democratic peaceful society respectful of human rights.

Dawaer is committed to increasing the resilience of children and youth through promoting their rights and empowering them and mobilizing their critical thinking to become responsible global citizens who are capable of expressing themselves freely and be agents of change. Dawaer works with educational institutions, families and communities to enhance child and youth rights and freedom of expression, enhance social cohesion and protect youth from violence. Dawaer also works with decision makers to lobby for laws that enhance youth and human rights. >> read more
OUR PROGRAMS

PEACE BUILDING AND HUMAND RIGHTS

This program aims at supporting children, youth, and communities to develop conflict and gender-sensitive strategies to promote dialogue and meeting spaces and enhance social cohesion and stability.

MEDIA LITERACY

This program develops the capacities of children, youth, young journalists, educators, and caregivers to analyze and think critically about information and media messages they encounter.

PROTECTION

This program offers mental health and psychosocial support to children and adolescents through games, art therapy, and interactive activities. It also promotes positive parenting, addresses emotional challenges and tackles bullying and cyber-bullying.

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DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

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PARTNERS

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INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES

THE STORIES OF SUCCESS !

I have been trained with my colleagues on Media Literacy and photo shooting techniques. During the training, I felt a lot of comfort and positivity and a participatory environment prevailed. During the project phases, I felt more serious and responsible, especially when I worked with my colleagues on rehabilitating the natural reserve in Kfar Zabad where I felt that I was contributing effectively to my community and appreciated team work. During the second phase of the project which was the TOT, I got to know youth from the areas of Qubayyat and Bireh which was a great opportunity to get to know and become close friends with youth from different backgrounds. Moreover, the TOT provided me with higher self-confidence and I started expressing my opinion in front of my family and community and felt that I was better able to get engaged in the community. This project enabled me to think critically about media messages especially that my family watches one TV station only… today, I analyze information before judging on the content.

I have been trained with my colleagues on Media Literacy and photo shooting techniques. During the training, I felt a lot of comfort and positivity and a participatory environment prevailed. Read More
Majd Kayali

When I was selected to be part of the “New Media” project in partnership with UNESCO, I couldn’t imagine that it could be such an added value to my life, especially in dealing with students at school, in such a marginalized area. First of all, I was worried about driving to Beirut 4 to 5 hours a day back and forth. On the other hand, I had a concern about the training itself. Would be a lecture? Well, it didn’t take long before the trainers proved the opposite. The training helped me understand media in a different way, be critical, and try to highlight issues of a marginalized area such as Aita Shaab. The most important part is that this training helped me to trust youth and their abilities to be creative and change. This was reflected in the project they did.

When I was selected to be part of the “New Media” project in partnership with UNESCO, I couldn’t imagine that it could be such an added value to my life, especially in dealing with students at school, in such a marginalized area. Read More

I have participated with Dawaer Foundation in the project “New Media Youth” in the area of Qubayat on Media Literacy, photo shooting and production using mobile phones. This project changed my whole life!! Taking part in the production of a video with some colleagues that revealed the beauty of my village has opened so many doors and opportunities where I participated in an interview on MTV to talk about my experience. During the second phase of the project, I took part in a TOT training on Media Literacy after which I trained around 50 youth between 15 and 17 years. This was the best thing I have done in my life especially that the trainees were interested in the topic and requested to participate in similar activities. “New Media Youth” has changed my life and enabled me to join the “Association for Arab Educators” to become part of the communication committee during the first Educational Gulf Union that took place in Lebanon that has raised my self-esteem especially that I have created five videos for the union. Currently, I feel more responsibility towards my community and follow up with my colleagues at the Media Literacy Club on producing videos that reflect on the challenges in our community especially those related to youth.

I have participated with Dawaer Foundation in the project “New Media Youth” in the area of Qubayat on Media Literacy, photo shooting and production using mobile phones. This project changed my whole life!! Read More

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