The EU-funded project FURSA is increasing the opportunities of youth participation and dialogue in Akkar

08-10-2018
First community radio station in Lebanon run by youth
First community radio station in Lebanon run by youth

On October 7th, Search for Common Ground organised the closing event of the second part of the Fursa project at Hadatha international school in Berqayel, Akkar.

With the support of Search and in partnership with Hadatha organisation, young participants in the project have opened the first community radio station in Lebanon run by youth. This radio station will unite the voices of youth in Akkar to act as a platform for community engagement and positive dialogue in society.

The event has also celebrated the artwork and mentorship of the project’s junior trainers. The event brought together over 200 guests, including the parents of the youth, local partners of Search and Hadatha, heads of municipalities, government officials and other NGOs.

Fursa is a project funded by the European Union’s MADAD Trust Fund and implemented by Search for Common Ground, COSV and UPP. It aims to improve the social and economic inclusion of youth in refugee and host communities in Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey.

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