ADR e-news - winter
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Issue 1, February, 2006
Three beneficiaries from the Association for the Development of Rural capacities (ADR) were among 30 awards winners in a national business competition called Global Micro-entrepreneurship Awards (GMA) . They were chosen for their efforts and success in promoting microfinance projects.
ADR’s Micro-Credit Program has been set up to improve the economic opportunities of the low-income urban and rural population by offering reliable financial services.
ADR has given more than 1700
loans to productive business projects in
Mr. Ibrahim Termos receiving his award from Dr. Youssef el Khalil president of ADR
Meet the winners:
Mrs. Adriana Doumet, Ms. Farizah Serhan, Ms. Margreet Boulos and Mr. Ibrahim termo
UNDP has granted ADR $ 60,000
to deliver vocational training for former detainees on Computer,
Literacy, Languages, Management of small enterprises and other related
fields. This project started as of October 2005 and has 12
months duration. The project's objective is to improve the
professional skills of former detainees and their family members
allowing them to have a better access to job market, self employment and
social integration. The trainings will take place mainly in Bint-Jbeil,
Marjeyoun, Hasbaya and part of
The project main objective is
to improve quality of services of small agro-tourism businesses in
The project targets students in public schools in Bent Jbeil caza were tobacco growing is the main economic activity. These children are very frequently involved in the process of tobacco cultivation and harvesting, which results in high absenteeism from school. The objective is to improve student’s capacities and motivate their learning process in order to decrease the average of school drop outs and protect children from child labor . These objectives will be attained mainly through two activities; reinforcing classes in foreign languages to improve the ratio of successful students and leisure and cultural activities in and out of the school environment.
A pilot project was successfully conducted during the period October 2005 to January 2006 targeting 9 schools and 250 students. The project has been expanded to cover 12 schools and a total of 300 students in Bent Jbeil caza from March 2006 to December 2006. The total investment will be $55,000 funded by a private donor.
Classes in foreign languages
Leisure and cultural activities
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