11.11.2007 -

Training on living, economic, and judicial skills for Lebanese youth

As part of UNESCO’s interests in the field of sustainable development, and within the framework of LIFE and Education for all, the UNESCO Beirut office is organizing a workshop to train young men and women on social, economic, and judicial skills, which will help them in the process of planning and starting a beneficial small personal project, that will improve their quality of life along with playing a role in the development of their own community.

The workshop is scheduled between the 4th and 7th of December 2007 in the UNESCO office in Beirut, and is in coordination with the social learning centers.


Around 30 young participants, between 16 and 24 years of age, will take part in the workshop. They come from different social education centers, and some from the Palestinian refugee camps. They have been chosen by the centers on the basis of lack of access to educational services and job opportunities, or because of their need to increase their social and economic skills to start a small project. The workshop will be followed by an agreement with some of the participants to take part in specialized training courses to help them with their future projects.


The team is composed of Shirine Shemaly, Riad Issa, and Samir Sherari, who has been with the project since its beginning, and took part in the formulation of its guide. The coordinator of the workshop is Mustafa Said, and all the work is conducted under the supervision of UNESCO Regional office.


The workshop aims to help the young participants acquire numerous skills that will help them plan and start a profitable economic project, and test the draft of the training guide, which will enable the trainers to put their remarks in order to improve it.


It will last for 4 days, with the first day sessions focusing on: goals and schedule, expectations, organizational issues, map of LIFE, how to choose and build a project and what skills are required, human rights and workers’

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