Our Projects - Social

Events and Activities

In addition to the below, Green Hand team and volunteers participate and attend so many trainings, workshops, lectures, activities organized by our different partners and colleagues.

A-Accelerated Vocational Training Program:

Accelerated Vocational Training Program in collaboration with YMCA for Computer literacy, English literacy and Office management Skills directed for underprivileged and unemployed people. 

The training courses are prepared to help the trainees’ access to basic information needed on the computer skills, English language and office management skills, in addition trainees will acquire  new skills or enhance their personal capacities and professional know how.

The training is an active process that offers to the trainees’ basic information and techniques, in order to acquire new abilities and/ or enhance their own skills.

They will have to learn in an interactive way through exercises and group work in order to show their interest and their mobilization.

This program has been upgraded to cover six locations that belong to AUL University, for serving most of the Lebanese community upon a coordinative and collaborative three party’s agreement Green Hand, AUL and YMCA.

We are aiming now to add more courses upon the detected needs, and the requests we are receiving from the community members. 

Objectives

    - Empowering youth specially women through vocational training.

    - Creating working opportunities to young women.

    - Increasing income of the beneficiaries.

Main Activities

    Accelerated Vocational Training in:

    - English.

    - Computer.

    - Secretarial skills. 

Start date

    The accelerated vocational training in Green hand started in 2007.

Area covered

    The program activities cover all Lebanon, through Green Hand offices and other partner NGOs plus the venues of AUL University. 

Executed trainings

Training: Computer and English training course. 

Location: Green Hand premises.

Date: April – July 2007

Number of trainees: 35

Partners: YMCA.

Sponsor: Green Hand, YMCA.

Brief description: An 80 hour’s training course was planned according to the needs and requirements of the 35 trainees who took the course. Trainee’s requirement varied from personal to professional needs.

In addition Green Hand provided 4 hours courses in marketing, accounting and communication skills, in order to better prepare trainees for business requirement.

Aiming an optimal benefit for the trainees, Green Hand venues were equipped with eight computers, 2 white boards, and LCD projector for most adequate learning.

 

Training: English training course. 

Location: AUL premises – Aley branch.

Date: September – November 2007

Number of trainees: 12

Partners: YMCA- AUL.

Sponsor: Green Hand.

Brief description: A 40 hour’s training was planned to serve 12 students in a public secondary school helping them improving their knowledge and capacities in English in order to achieve better results in school. They learned the basics of English grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills.

 

Training: English Training course.

Location: Green Hand premises

Date: June - August 2008 

Number of trainees: 13

Partners: YMCA, AUL

Sponsor: Green Hand, Rotary Aley.

Brief description: A special 40 hour’s training was planned to serve a community of 13 students from different levels of English literacy, it was a conversational training aiming to help them speak and use English language more fluently. Trainees were all employees whose work depends on their proficiency in English.

 

Training: Office management training course.

Location: Professional Center of Sciences premises.

Date: January – April 2009.  

Number of trainees: 16

Partners: YMCA, Professional Center of Sciences.

Sponsor: Green Hand.

Brief description: Office management training was prepared to cover all the topics needed by a manager assistant in order to give a better performance in work. 100 training hours were distributed between Business English, Computer literacy (word, excel, outlook, internet, typing skills), communication skills, Lebanese laws, accounting, archiving and documentation, management, meetings preparation.  Trainees were all secretaries in need to improve their professional skills and know how to improve their efficiency in work.  

 

Training: Office management training course.

Location: Professional Center of Sciences premises.

Date:  April - June 2009.  

Number of trainees: 16

Partners: YMCA, Professional Center of Sciences.

Sponsor: Green Hand.

Brief description: Office management training was prepared to cover all the topics needed by a manager assistant in order to give a better performance in work. 100 training hours were distributed between Business English, Computer literacy (word, excel, outlook, internet, typing skills), communication skills, Lebanese laws, accounting, archiving and documentation. Trainees were unemployed people aiming to acquire a minimum knowledge and information in order to be employed.

Graduation ceremonies are executed in Green Hand premises with the participation of all partners.

 

B- Gifts for kids

This program target underprivileged children in public schools, orphanages and handicapped institutions.

A two hours program is executed with the children, where a group of volunteers present some plays transmitting and spreading the concepts of good and evil, bad and

Activities

    Activity: Children Day Celebration

    Location: Fun Park – Aley

    Date: 21- 03- 2008

    Number of attendance: 366 Child

    Partners:  Aley Fun Park.

    Brief description: 366 child from Aley city and the surrounding  villages participated in a celebration at the Fun Park in Aley were they played for about three hours, enjoying at the same time face painting, dancing and singing with the group of animators. At the end every child received a pack of gifts; then cookies, cakes and juice were distributed to every one. 


    Activity/Project: Gifts for kids

    Location: Bhamdoun- Kfarselwen

    Date: 26-3-2008

    Number of attendance: 326  

    Partners: Evangelical church, Grain de blé

    Brief description: 326 child in the public schools of  Kfarselwen and Bhamdoun enjoyed a one hour show where they saw  a play, interactive songs and received a pack of gifts at the end.

     

    Activity/Project: gifts for kids

     Location: Aley and Bmakine

    Date: 29- 4- 2008

    Number of attendance: 1000

    Partners: Evangelical church, Grain de blé

    Brief description: In a one day activity, 1000 child participated to a show consisting of a play, interactive games and songs and then distribution of a pack of gifts to every child.

    The show and celebration took place in three public schools in Aley city and in the church of Bmakine village.

     

    Activity/Project: Gifts for kids

    Location: Aley

    Date: 16-6-2008

    Number of attendance: 400

    Partners:  Grain de blé, Evangelical church 

    Brief description: 400 child attended a play and received a pack of gifts in a public school in Aley and in an institution for mentally disabled children.

    Green Hand in collaboration with, Evangelical church and “Grain de blé” offered this show to promote joy and happiness for these underprivileged children.

     

    Activity/Project: Christmas Play 

    Location: Aindara Orthodox School

    Date: 5-12-2008

    Number of attendance: 180 

    Partners: Grain de blé

    Brief description: 180 students in Aindara Orthodox School enjoyed the play about Christmas prepared and offered by “Grain de blé” for about one hour of time.

    School director stopped the exams in this day to give these students the possibility of having some fun and education in their village.

     

C- Social Awareness 

Activities

Activity/Project: Citizen Chip and constitution awareness sessions 

Location: Green Hand premises

Date: September, December 2008

Number of attendance: 30

Partners: Permanent Peace Mouvement

Brief description: In coordination with permanent Peace Movement – Green Hand has launched a series of Awareness sessions targeting youth society between 15 and 40 years old, concerning Democracy, civic education, elections, constitutions, citizen ship…

A group 30 persons attended 7 meetings covering the different topics.    

 

Activity/Project: Reconciliation in the mountains- workshop

Location: Green Hand premises

Date: 20, 21-12-2008

Number of attendance: 25 

Partners: Green Hand, PPM

Brief description: Green Hand in collaboration with PPM in their project targeting youth in villages that were part of military conflicts which occurred in May 2009, offered a two days workshop about “Reconciliation and development in the mountains” where 25 persons from Aley- Aitat, Baysour, Majdlaya, Kayfoun, Kmatiyeh participated.

The training enhanced participant’s knowledge about conflict management and resolution, communication skills.

D- Green Home activities