Middle East & North Africa
Below is a sample of some of the projects which UWC students have made a difference in the Middle East & North Africa with GoMakeADifference’s support.
Yalla Adriatic — Lebanon, – (2018)
This projects aims to teach the teenage refugees in Lebanon about the importance of image in finding educational opportunities online. This will be done through presentations and an extended workshop which will improve their self-expression skills.
EnDGas — Dilijan, Armenia – (2018)
The project is to solve environmental problem and unemployment. Firstly, we're planning to transform trash into products with 3D printers; secondly, we want to produce biogas with organic trash. We want to create job opportunities to empower people.
Rhi-Zone — Dilijan, Armenia – (2018)
Rhi-Zone is a project promoting the use of recyclable cloth bags and empower local women in Dilijan with sewing skills by giving them an source of income independent from their male family members and by involving them in awareness-raising campaign.
Aagahi English Workshop Chuporson — Chuporson, Gojal, Gilgit, Pakistan – (2017)
Aagahi English Workshop is a workshop for English teachers and students where we share new activities and a more student friendly environment of learning English with both the students and teaches. Aims to improve the the way English is taught.
Local Issues Forum — District Ghizer, Pakistan – (2016)
Noor Bib, Mehrun Nisa and Anila Bano worked together to establish the Local Issues Forum (LIS) and the Educational Space Outside Classroom (ESOC) program. They encouraged young people from across District Ghizer (Gilgit- Baltistan Pakistan) to make presentations about important local issues to help spread awareness and provide a valuable learning experience for local students.
Yemen Gap Year — Yemen, Middle East – (2009)
To gain an understanding of Arabic Culture. To teach language, social skills, history and music and to further enable citizens to recognise a wider context in the world.
Baladna Project — Southern Region, Jordan – (2007)
Encourage youth participation in politics, fight for reconition of environmental issues and establish local environmental organizations.
Project Co-operation — Galilee, Israel – (2001)
Breakdown traditional prejudices by bringing together neighbouring cultures (Arab and Jweish) into one summer camp to facilitate coexistence.