Earlier this week, a closing event was held with an exhibition showcasing the work of Lebanese and Syrian youth who were trained in many different fields.
Indeed, Fursa recently hosted two successful open days in Akkar and West Bekaa, in which young people participated with enthusiasm in theater, drawing, photography, and video workshops, with the goal of determining which activity they would like to focus on going forward in the project. Older youth chose trainings in social leadership or radio for peacebuilding.
The FURSA project, supported by the Madad Trust Fund of the European Union, aims to improve the social and economic inclusion of youth in refugee and host communities in Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey. The project provides access to livelihood opportunities, training on basic economic skills, support for the participants’ psychosocial well-being, and occasions to build understanding and empathy between the two groups.