Forge Bonds Between Lebanese & Palestinian Youth



This project aims to improve community relations in Bourj al Barajneh, Lebanon, where Palestinian refugees and Lebanese live in poverty and with tension, by facilitating regular youth interaction.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Palestinian refugee population in Bourj al Barajneh, Lebanon lives in the most densely populated camp near Beirut. They have shared the negative affects of continuous war and conflict for the past 63 years, without the benefits of state protection. They remain marginalized by the Lebanese government and are perceived to be a source of conflict by the Lebanese people. Not only do many live in extreme poverty, but their isolation will only exacerbate looming sectarian conflict in the area.

How will this project solve this problem?

Led by the Center for Excellence (CFE), this project will support joint activities for Palestinian and Lebanese youth living in the Bourj al Barajneh community, providing them an opportunity to erase stereotypes in a fun and interactive way.

Potential Long Term Impact

It will offer two distinct communities the opportunity to breakdown stereotypes and develop solidarity, while instilling civic activism and conflict mitigation skills among the Bourj al Barajneh, Palestinian and Lebanese youth population.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $75

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $75 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Azadeh Meshkaty

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

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