About Us

Initiate Core Values: Human dignityEXCELLENCEINTEGRITYRESPECTEMPOWERMENTINCLUSION

Who We Are

INITIATE Is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit organization that aims at working with communities in Lebanon. Furthermore, we aim to create an environment in which women and youth live in dignity and develop joint acting platforms among communities in Lebanon.

The Community Organization for Development and Empowerment

–INITIATE- reg. 86

المنتدى المجتمعي للتمكين و التنمية –86 أد

INITIATE’s vision is to enhance social cohesion by empowering individuals to participate in decisions affecting their lives and respond to the collective needs of their communities.

INITIATE’s mission is to contribute to a comprehensive community system of social cohesion, by addressing complementary social needs through mutual inclusion and empowerment.

INITIATE aspires to empower marginalized groups to participate in community-building activities through integrating opportunities for capacity-building with safe spaces for the expression of individual and collective identity.

INITIATE will catalyze this mission through a movement of youth volunteerism in Palestinian and Lebanese communities to develop the skills of young people, and their capacity to participate within their communities.

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Our History

How we started?

2011

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.

2014

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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.

2015

Funding

Funding

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.

2017

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.

Meet Our Team

Small team with great passion