Initiate Core Values: Human dignityEXCELLENCEINTEGRITYRESPECTEMPOWERMENTINCLUSION
INITIATE works to empower local communities and to enable its members to uphold their rights and to build a better future for them.
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.
How we started?