As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, more than 4.4 million Syrian refugees are living in neighboring countries. The refugee influx has exacerbated underlying structural tensions and aggravated political, security and social concerns. Lebanon has seen its population increase by over 30% in recent years, absorbing over 1 million registered Syrian refugees, thereby giving it the highest ratio of refugees per capita in the world. Resentment towards Syrian refugees has increased in host community in Lebanon as public infrastructure, services and resources are increasingly strained. This is of particular concern in the northern and southern areas of Lebanon (North, Akkar, Saida and Tyre) where high unemployment rates and chronic poverty are prevalent amongst host communities and the proportion of Syrian refugees is greatest.
A common goal of civil society has been to create inclusive and enabling environments for youth leaders of different backgrounds where they can have an active role in community centered programs. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 represent a critical cohort that needs specific attention and investment. Youth from this age group are largely missing out on psychosocial support, education and skills building programs, as they are increasingly either forced to stay indoors for their own safety – the case for many adolescent girls – or to work in order to provide income for their families – the case for many adolescent boys. Youth can, and should, be a positive force in a community with their desire for action and change, plus their importance as role models for their younger siblings.
WarChild Holland (WCH), the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) with the WorldCoaches program and Right to Play (RTP), have designed a youth leaders project, called Sport and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA) that tackles the issues of social cohesion, peaceful co-existence and youth development, and gives youth leaders the opportunities to engage the communities they live in.
Through the pilot intervention of SaHA in 2016 - 2017, the project partners were able to:
- Strengthen relations between refugee and host communities using football as an entry point to engage communities while providing children and young people with a healthy outlet during their free time;
- Provide life-skills and psychosocial support to Lebanese and non-Lebanese youth, using football as an entry point, as well as developing and supporting youth leaders;
- Better protect children from abuse, violence, and exploitation by raising awareness within communities and by building the capacity of local actors involved in the child protection system.
Phase 2 of the project capitalizes on achieved results, lessons learned and recommendations of the pilot phase to design an intervention that responds to the needs of the communities it serves and that ensures all components and activities’ packages are designed following a community-based, participatory approach with target beneficiaries and communities. The target groups are Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth leaders and children living in the most vulnerable communities (youth leaders: ages 18 and above, and children: ages 12 to 17).
War Child, Right to Play (RTP) and KNVB WorldCoaches (further referred to as KNVB) staff will facilitate project activities to ensure the development of all agents engaged in the process. Hence, to do so, the project Sports and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA) Phase 2 will retain youth leaders that participated in Phase 1 and increase their capacity and skills in order to enhance and sustain the implementation on the field. The main aim of SaHA Phase 2 is to increase the capacity of engaged youth leaders, to support those who show leadership to develop themselves into peer educators and to increase the total number of active youth leaders, youth committees, and parent committees in two main regions in Lebanon; the Northern region (Tripoli and Akkar) and the Southern region (Saida and Tyre).
|SaHA Phase 2 beneficiaries|
|Youth leaders (310 total), ages above 18 |
|Children (3.950 total), ages 12 to 17|
|Parents and caregivers (1.620 total)|
Filming 2 videos in one refugee camp, we would like to interview two youth leaders and film a training session with their teams:
The two videos will focus upon two different themes:
At the International Coaching Course (ICC) we would like to interview and film:
The KNVB ambassadors and some Youth Leaders participating in the ICC to make a series of vlogs.
Filming of the final tournament which will take place at a football stadium, we would like to film the same youth leaders and team players as we filmed at the refugee camp, and to capture the spirit of the event itself.
The final products will be due by October 30th, 2019.
SaHA works in two main regions in Lebanon, the Northern region and the Southern region. WCH and RTP work in different regions of Lebanon. The KNVB implements in all regions in addition to the activities as done by WCH and RTP.
Freelancers/Production House companies should submit expression of interest, which should include the following:
Deadline to submit the expression of interest October 16th, 2019