Youth Small Grants: September 2012

 

Youth Program– Small Grants-Cycle 2:
On September 14, Mr. Al-Yassiri held the final meeting at the Hall of the Youth Development Association in Baghdad. This was an evaluation meeting for the project’s workshops aimed at measuring success and achieved outcomes  The meeting was attended by 29 participants, 22 male and 7 female.

Small Grants-Cycle 3: IF selected the Women Mediation in Iraqi Society Project (awarded to Ms. Iman Mizher)Project goal: Conflict resolution through women-led mediation aimed at giving women a bigger role in peace promotion. In order to achieve the above-mentioned goal, the grantee held a two-day ToT training for a total of 16 women in mediation, peace-building and conflict resolution.  Participants are in turn expected to hold more training on mediation and conflict resolution in their homes, offices, and schools.  The two-day ToT was held at the Aswar Organization in Baghdad from September 7-8, 2012.  

Small Grants-Cycle 4:
Grantee: Ahmed Razak Chijeel (Baghdad) – Projected concluded.
Project Title: Neighborhood Clean-up
Project goal: Spread the spirit of fraternity, friendship and partnership through a campaign designed to promote importance of cleanliness of the environment for society and individuals. The project was launched on September 1, and completed September on 22nd. The project started with lecture sessions on the project’s purpose and facts and figures about the environment and pollution in Iraq. The lecture sessions that were held on September 17, 19, and 21 were followed by cleaning campaigns on September 18, 20, 22.  The campaigns were designed to implement what was learned during the sessions the day before.

Small Grants-Cycle 4:
Grantee: Raneen A’aed Rasheed. (Dahouk)
Project title: Hygiene Awareness Campaign for Tourism Sites and Environmental Protection.
Project goal: Enhance coherence, cooperation between youth from different sects and religions and hygiene awareness and environment protection. 
Ms. Rasheed held 4 educational workshops in Dahouk Province from July 12- September 23. Dohuk’s population includes Kurds, Arabs, Kaldeans, Yazidis and Assyrians. The training sessions started by emphasizing the importance of collaboration between Iraqis of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds and the need to spread the culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence. The workshops then covered the importance of preserving a clean environment, and the role of government, NGOs and other institutions in promoting a clean environment. A total of 92 male and female participants attended the workshops.

On September 23, the grantee of the Hygiene Awareness Campaign for Tourism Sites and Environmental Protection implemented the 4th hygiene educational workshop.

Selected Photos:

Final meeting at the Hall of the Youth Development Association in Baghdad held on September 14, 2012

Two-day ToT training held at the Aswar Organization in Baghdad from September 7-8, 2012.

Neighborhood Clean-up Project in Baghdad

Educational workshop held in Dahouk as part of the Hygiene Awareness Campaign for Tourism Sites and Environmental Protection

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