Work Field 2: Heritage Protection

“Our second purpose is to strengthen the knowledge and the tools of professionnals and the local communities through trainings”

 

These trainings are organized to benefit archaeologists, architects, archivists, employees in the public sector and lawyers. They aim at bringing those professionals together with one broad objective in mind: how to strengthen the knowledge and the tools which allow civil society and concerned officials to identify threats on heritage and to fight for its preservation. Such training includes projects like ” Lebanese for Lebanon” (Saving cultrual heritage in times of emergencies), ESTERDAD training course and the UNIFIL training.

C.H.I.L.D

Cultural Heritage and Interactive Learning development – C.H.I.L.D is a project funded by Sat 7, conceived and implemented by Biladi that will be launched in November 2017.

It is a centre, in Kfaryachit -North of Lebanon –  for the education of underprivileged Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqis children between 4 and  years old and their parents and primary caregivers. These youngsters might have not been enrolled in the schooling program set for refugees or are suffering from learning disorders or are illiterate, or they just need an alternative learning to consolidate their knowledge.

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Syria in My Mind

Time Frame: 2014-2015 & 2019

Location: Jounieh, Saïda, Nabatiyeh, Khiam and Marjeyoun.

Target Group: More than 3000 Syrian children from 4 to 14 years old.

Objectives:

Make the refugee Syrian children discover the wealth of their national historical and archaeological heritage in order to build a positive image of their war-torn country. This project aimed at rekindling of their sense of belonging to Syria, thus facilitating their return to their country. The facilitators were themselves Syrian refugees: they were trained to overcome their own trauma caused by war, in order to apply the non-conventional learning methods needed for the implementation of the materials especially conceived for this project. The learning process is realized through non-formal educational materials and songs.

Outcome:

The success of the first stage of the project led to a second phase. The project also had an important impact in the media, and was covered by most of the main newspapers and television stations in Lebanon.

Funders & Partners: funded in 2014-1015  by UNICEF, managed by AVSI in partnership with “Syrian Eyes” & funded by EU – MADAD Trust fund in 2019.

School Educational Trips

Time Frame: On going

Location: All over Lebanon.

Target Group: School students.

 

Objectives:

To allow the students to visit important historical, archaeological and natural sites, in order to discover their natural and built heritage, through playful activities.

 

Outcome:

Tens of thousands of young people have already taken part in those trips and acquired a better knowledge of their past.

 

Funders: Biladi self-sustainable project.

 

Media Link:

www.lorientlejour.com/article/759524

www.lorientlejour.com/article/59312615

No to the Illicit Trafficking in Antiquities!

Time Frame: November – December 2016.

Location: Beirut National Museum, Baalbeck, Tyre, Jbeil and Anjar

Target Group: School students 10 to 15 years old.

 

Objectives:

To increase the students’ awareness about the importance of fighting against the illicit trafficking in cultural property.

To train the teachers on the educational material to implement the project in their schools.

 

Outcome:

Six workshops were organized in Anjar, Tyre, Baalbek, Jbeil and the National Museum. More than 1600 students participated in them.

 

Funders: UNESCO office in Beirut.

 

Media Link:  www.unesco.org/archives/multimedia/?pg=33&s=films_details&id=92

#Unite4Heritage

Time Frame: September-November 2015.

Location: Beirut National Museum, Baalbeck, Tyre, Jbeil.

Target Group: School students 11 to 15 years old.

Objectives:

To increase the students’ awareness about the protection of heritage in times of war, and to initiate them to UNESCO conventions. Social Media was used to send messages of unity and solidarity, and to create a global movement for protecting and safeguarding heritage under threat in the Arab region and elsewhere.

Outcome:

Eight workshops were organized in Tyre, Baalbek, Jbeil and the National Museum. More than 1600 students participated in them.

Funders: UNESCO office in Beirut.

Media Link:

http://www.unite4heritage.org/en/news/1600-lebanese-students-to-learn-about-heritage-protection

 

Launching of the “Mobile Kitchen”

In the framework of the project “Agriculture Vocational Education & Training for Vulnerable Adolescents in Lebanon”, funded by UNICEF, managed by AVSI in partnership with the ministry of agriculture, BILADI launched “Mouneh on wheels/ مونة على دواليب”. It is a fully equipped mobile kitchen enabling us to implement the “Mouneh” training in the most vulnerable locations.