Faten Merhi, 39, beneficiary of the EU-funded DAWRIC project, Chiyah, Lebanon.

The European Union's DAWRIC Project helped me channel my suffering

14 March 2019
In Chiyah, Faten Mehri, aged 39, attended the pottery and decoration workshops as part of the DAWRIC project (Direct Action for Women: Reform, Inclusion and Confidence) funded by the European Union to the tune of almost one million Euros. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capabilities of…
Souhayla Aamer beneficiary of the EU-funded project Dawric, Douris, Lebanon

Thanks to the European Union’s DAWRIC project I am closer to achieving the financial independence which is so dear to me

13 March 2019
In Douris, in the region of Baalbek, Souhayla Abdel Rahim Aamer, aged 59, spent three months training to make and sell handicrafts. This training is part of the DAWRIC project (Direct Action for Women: Reform, Inclusion and Confidence) funded by the European Union to the tune of almost one million…
The Minjara programme is a product of the European “Private Sector Development Programme” (PSDP)

Minjara, or how to revive the golden age of Tripoli’s artisan woodworkers

27 February 2019
Due to an economic crisis that has hit Tripoli hard as well as a huge decline in furniture manufacture, the PSDP programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France, has founded Minjara, a shared platform and brand for carpentry businesses, which aims to foster skills and…
"She Codes"  an EU-funded project in Libya

She Codes: The European Union empowers Libyan Women through technology and entrepreneurship

11 February 2019
"She Codes" aims at training Libyan women on computer programming and coding, providing them with the necessary skills which will empower and help them to become independent. The project helps Libyan women to better access the job market, which will ultimately contribute to the overall development…
3F Billboard in Sirte

The post-war environment: Hope for a safer future through mine clearance

04 September 2018
Thanks to EU funding, Saud Abdel Rahman, like many others, has benefited from the support of Free Fields Foundation (3F). A Libyan partner of Danish Demining Group, it provides mine-clearing services for the Libyan population. This country which has lived in turmoil for some years now sees many of…
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“Jezzine Bikes": When a stay-at-home mother becomes an entrepreneur…

01 August 2018
Thanks to 11,000 euros worth of funding from the EU, Cherine Bou Rached has been able to successfully start her own business renting out bikes in Jezzine.
Displaced by conflict, children from Ubari, southern Libya, return home and to the classroom. Photos by Ali Alshareef/ ©UNDP Libya

Back to school

06 July 2018
March 9, 2018.   They were separated by violent conflict in their country three years ago. But today, hundreds of students are happy to be back at their school in southern Libya and to reconnect with their former classmates.
علي الرياني ،مقيم في قاريونس . الصورة: © UNDP

Bringing Garyounis Clinic in Benghazi back to life

19 June 2018
Garyounis is a district with a population of 15,000 people in southern Benghazi (Libya). The terror of the war during the last years is still fresh in people’s memories. Ali Alrayani, 92, has even older war memories dating back to the Second World War, when he was fighting in the desert.
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How Georges al-Jammal became the “King of strawberries”

04 June 2018
On the fringes of Northern Lebanon in the Akkar district, on the border with Syria, lies the small village of West Tal-Abbas, drowned in a sea of greenery. Early this morning, Georges al-Jammal, accompanied by fifty workers, was in the fields picking strawberries. In a festival of colour and good…
The Swiss foundation Drosos. © Drosos.org

No technician should stay at home

23 April 2018
The project co-financed by the EU and the Swiss foundation Drosos and set up by IECD - the European Institute for Cooperation and Development - aims to help students from technical schools in Lebanon find a job in their field of specialization.