Lebanon, Irish Exchange: Team Transformers.
Twelve young adults (aged 20 – 26) from diverse cultural backgrounds from Ireland and Lebanon worked together in Beirut, Lebanon for one week from the 3rd to 10th of February. Together we explored the nature of conflict transformation in their own lives and developed a video based educational resource pack to be used in peer-training workshops in youth work settings.
Our Lebanese partners – Al-Jana – are experts in using creative methodologies with young people in conflict. They are also keen to learn about youth work practice in Ireland. They have shared and learned with our team of youth work facilitators in Lebanon and are keen to engage with more youth work organisations when they come to Ireland in June. They will come to Ireland and together we will continue to share practise and shadow Irish youth work. We will also be hosting a conference where we will continue the dialogue on racism, political and civil unrest.
This project was primarily funded through the Anna Lindh foundation in conjunction with NYCI, while also partnered with Al- Jana, Rialto Youth Project and Bluebell Youth Project.
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