Programs that support activists in community work
- Interactive Theater programme
" Communities that interact with each other away from violence, using the interactive theater tool"
The interactive theater program is one of the most important tools of dialogue in an indirect way. The program enables individuals to use the interactive theater tools to use them in presentations that raise social issues in front of a target audience, and this audience participates in the show to reach possible solutions.
- Active citizenship program
"Active citizens who are able to reflect the richness of their communities and launch small projects and community initiatives according to their needs."
The citizenship program is one of the most important tools of social stimulation to launch small start-ups within the concepts of citizenship. The program "Active Citizenship" aims to move from the stage of capacity building to small development projects, which reflect the set of values through the actual practice of development projects. The program is divided into four concepts: I, identity and culture - you and I, dialogues - we, local
citizenship - our role as active citizens (initiatives or small projects).
- Leadership in Community Development
" Community leaders, ambassadors of positive change in their communities"
The program helps workers in associations and organizations to gain community-based expertise to enable them to carry out community intervention through development projects. The program is a development of the "Community Leadership" program launched by the British Council and developed to suit the needs of the Syrian community. The program tackles the concepts of: positive inquiry - systemic thinking - the power of questions - principles and passion (concepts of interest) and assumptions - mechanisms of community intervention.
- Facilitating / Training skills programme
The facilitation skills are one of the most modern and advanced skills in the world of training and leadership. They help to hold successful dialogue sessions, such as meetings, planning sessions, and training workshops, and encourage participants to reflect and innovate and expand their perceptions through interaction with each
other so that we can achieve our goals and achieve what we are planning for.
Benefits of participating in this program:
- Manage group (teamwork) effectively, build trust and team spirit
- Develop the skills of managing dialogue, communication, and presentation
- Better investment of knowledge, resources and capabilities of individuals
- Increased cooperation, understanding and coordination among individuals (working group)
- Greater commitment and organized collective action
- Generate new ways of thinking and innovation
- The skill of planning and structuring interactive sessions based on the principles of participatory learning
- Psycho-social Support Program
"Supporting all members of society, understanding and coping with traumas and emergency intervention mechanisms"
The program identifies the specificity of dealing with each family member, alerts the privacy of children who are most vulnerable to crises, provides tools to protect volunteers and support their peers, and extends to many different ways to provide
- psychosocial support
(theater and puppets , art , writing, storytelling and other tools). the program provides an introduction on:
The concept of psychosocial support (based on Maslow's pyramid of needs) - Crisis and trauma - Peer support - Stress and adaptation - The journey of healing and building resilience - Children affected by crises, the program was developed in collaboration with UNICEF.
- Violent Behavior Study Program
This program is aimed at those interested in understanding and dealing with violent behavior. The program seeks to create a community awareness of violent behavior and its origins, as well as to provide people with basic skills to play an active role in dealing with situations of violence in society.
Participants recognize violent behavior and are able to understand and classify it as they build their own actions and skills to deal with situations of violence in society.
- Building Peace Bridges:
The program emphasizes building capacity for conflict analysis and empowering community actors to continue dialogue within their communities and to be peace ambassadors to prevent people from engaging in violence. "Even in the midst of war, we must prepare for peace." In addition to involving and providing opportunities for local citizens, who understand the
value of understanding the other and richness of a diverse society that has been able to live side by side to be active participants in the development of their communities through their community initiatives .
- Nonviolence Communication:
The nonviolent communication program does not aim to change people and change their behavior to act as we want, but it aims to establish relationships based on honesty, empathy and needs. It seeks individuals to have knowledge, ability, and a condition that allows them to develop peaceful, cooperative relationships with others, and by developing the capacity of citizenship that makes them active in their society.
- Values Journey Program:
This program is based on the methodology of spreading and deepening the concepts of citizenship, rights and duties, encouraging participation, building confidence, nonviolent communication, building bridges of peace, and reflecting these concepts on the participants' behavior, their practical lives, their activities and their surrounding environment based on societal need and its impact on society. The program is facilitated by a number of facilitators with extensive experience in community work and a broad background on community development, responsiveness to community
issues, program design , implementation and development. This program resulted in a large number of youth groups working to transfer the experience to the ground through the implementation of initiatives, networking and sharing knowledge and experience in the community with community partners to expand community impact and benefit.
The urgent need to sustain the initiatives and projects launched by the community activists in Syria, where they will be provided through the program to build healthy communication among Syrian youth to meet the needs of society.
This program was adopted by the Child and Youth International in 2017.
The program provides an understanding of advocacy as a tool for social change by understanding the social context, systems and campaign planning. It provides tools to enable participants to prepare, plan and manage a pro-social and cultural advocacy campaign that maintains peaceful coexistence and cohesion of society and seeks to achieve positive societal change.
- Strategic Thinking:
The Strategic Thinking Program works as a "forward vision" to empower entrepreneurs and leaders of social and development projects to help them ensure the sustainability of their work in a systematic manner that supports institutionalization and maximizing impact in the context of changing external environments from a comprehensive survey of the surrounding environment to identify the vision and strategies according to the best available realistic options in the current situation.