Agriculture Vocational Education and training for vulnerable adolescents in Lebanon: “A.VOC.ADO”.

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Time Frame

March – December 2016 (Phase I)- January – December 2017 (Phase II).

Location

Seven agricultural vocational schools in Lebanon: in Nabatiyeh, Khiam, Fanar, Batroun,

Nasriyet Rizk, Abdeh, and Baakline.

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Target Group:

More than 1200 underprivileged youth, aged between 15 and 25 years old.

Objectives:

To revive, among youth, an agricultural heritage mostly lost because of globalization. The project aims at giving vulnerable young people, through the method “Learning by Doing”, the know-how to produce quality traditional products, at fairly low cost. Such learning will restore the Transgenerational relationship with the ancestors, and give these young people pride in what they are. It will also revive the idea of self-sustainability in food production and will open the door for small entrepreneurship. The project will, on the other hand, allow the teachers of these schools to learn how to use multimedia tools as interactive educational material.

Outcome:

To create work opportunities by encouraging young people to enter the entrepreneurship world, by way of selling their own local products, inspired by traditional recipes. Self-sustainability of the students is also an outcome that could be expected from this project.

Funders:

A UNICEF project, supported by AVSI.

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