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برنامج بصراحة – الاستاذ محمود حنفي

In this episode, BeSaraha is talking about the motives and the reasons that led to the emigration of Palestinians... read more

برنامج بصراحة -الاستاذ عبد الناصر الايي

BeSaraha program hosted Mr. Abdel Nasser to talk about the reality of Palestinian youth in Lebanon. #Initiate #Tafa3al #BeSaraha #بصراحة مع مدير مكتب... read more

برنامج بصراحة- هدى السمرة

Huda El Samra the spokesperson for UNRWA at BeSaraha talks about the financial crisis of the UNRWA and the... read more

برنامج بصراحة- فتحي ابو العردات

The Head of PLO in Lebanon in Lebanon Mr. Fathi Abu Al Ardat at the BeSaraha program speaking about... read more

برنامج بصراحة-الدكتور سامر شحادة

BeSaraha program is talking about the role of the Palestinian Red Crescent inside the camps especially during the COVID-19... read more

بنامج بصراحة-الاستاذ طارق عكاوي

BeSaraha program is discussing the right of work for the Palestinian refugee in Lebanon with Mr. Tarek Akkawi with... read more

برنامج بصراحة -اللواء صبحي ابو عرب

  BeSaraha program with the leader of the Palestinian national security in Lebanon. In this episode, Palestinian activists discuss drug... read more

برنامج بصراحة -الوزير حسن منيمنة

BeSaraha program hosts the Head of the Dialogue Committee the president Hasan Monaymneh. In this episode, he will discuss... read more

Help Beirut to rise up again

Arabic below!People have lost their shelters, businesses, life, families, and their loved ones.As a modest way to help Beirut... read more

Tripoli Training

Young cities (youth strong cities network program) organized in partnership with #INITIATE (The Community Organization for Development and Empowerment)... read more

Majdal Anjar Training

 Young Cities (Youth Strong Cities Network Program) implemented in partnership with the #INITIATE( The Community Organization for Development and... read more

Capacity building workshop

“Every head is a world”. Initiate has been promoting Unity, diversity, and intellectual training about team building and planning... read more

labor’s day

On this labor's day, Initiate sends out its warm wishes to everyone working hard to provide for their families,... read more

Initiate annual meeting

Within the framework of developing and activating their work, the board of directors of the Community organization for Empowerment... read more

Atrab Area meeting- Tripoli

Within the framework of the “Facilitating the Social Participation of Palestine Refugees- FASPAR", the participants held their fifth regional... read more

Ramadan Kareem

Welcome the month of Ramadan with a heart filled with peace, harmony and joy. May the divine blessings of... read more


Who We Are

Initiate is registered ( Reg. 86) Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization founded by agroup of youth volunteers, whom they managed to secure funds and support from international and local donors to support the refugees coming from Syria after the crisis started.
Since its inception in 2011, Initiate successfully managed to serve, support and provide different kinds of projects and programs that were focused to create an environment in which women and youth live in dignity and develop joint acting platforms among refugees and local communities in Lebanon.

The Community Organization for Development and Empowerment
المنتدى المجتمعي للتمكين و التنمية

” شباب ممكن , مجتمع محصن”
“Empowered youth, safeguarded community”

INITIATE is a Nongovernmental, nonprofit, youth oriented organization based in Lebanon and dedicated to assisting vulnerable communities through youth inclusion and empowerment.
While keeping youth at its focus of its mission, INITIATE continually endeavor in creating comprehensive and inclusive programs aimed towards the Empowerment of youth, and its concentric circles of influence.
In the process of delivering its Mission INITIATE aspire to keeping its status as a hub for youth allowing them to: access a safe space, acquire knowledge and access to a network of social and political influencers enhancing their social participation in decision making processes.

BENEVOLENT: We are self-aware and selfless, focusing on achieving our mission without the strive for personal gain.
ONE-CREW: We function as one body, serving one purpose.
EVOLUTIONARY: Continuously innovating and adapting to fulfill community needs, while keeping our core values at heart.
PROFICIENT: Continuously seeking excellence, to realize the highest quality, most efficient, and effectual services.
SYNERGISTIC: We believe that through collaboration and knowledge sharing , we produce a combined effect far greater than the sum of our separate effects.

Our History

How we started?


The beginning

The beginning

INITIATE was inspired by different voluntary initiatives and campaigns to support the refugees coming from Syria after the crisis started. Tens of volunteers were working within the campaign with the support of different donors like DRC and, WORLD VISION, UNRWA etc. INITIATE provided different kinds of assistance including Non-food items distribution for more than 3000 PRS.




INITIATE continued to implement different initiatives to improve the living conditions of the Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) in the Palestinian camps of South Lebanon. Besides, INITIATE implemented other initiatives to improve the social cohesion among the Palestinian youth from the camps and the Lebanese youth in south Lebanon.




INITIATE also got funded by the Embassy of Netherlands in Lebanon and implemented “Creating Space for Grassroots Mobilization Project” that was implemented in Rashedieh Camp in the south.


Partnership with GIZ

Partnership with GIZ

INITIATE is a partner for GIZ since 2017 to enhance the social participation for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon mainly youth. We participate in implementing beyoned, fasbar anad now part projects.


Young Cities

Young Cities

INITIATE started a new partnership with ISD in order to train youth groups and follow up their initiatives in North, Beqaa and South under a ” Young Cities” project.


1001 Nights

1001 Nights

INITIATE started a new project called “1001 Nights” life skills and Civic Education Program in Lebanon to Promote Social Cohesion in Partnership with  Teach for Lebanon “TFL” and Big Bad Boo production and funded by: Regional Development and Protection Program for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP). Initiate opened a new center in Beirut and increase its crew in order to implement this project.

Meet Our Team

Small team with great passion