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Overall Strategic Goal
The overall and core goal of YFD is to :“Engage all young refugees including Palestinians and Syrians as well as Lebanese youth group in the society as an active members and influencers in the community through empowerment, education, and participation as well as to increase their employability. 
Core Strategies:

1.      Quality Education and application that meets employer’s needs and empower the target group to be economically and socially active.


2.      Develop communication and needed skills to increase leadership skills of the target group


3.      Increase the level of competency and leadership at all YFD levels.


4.      Participating in partnerships and exchange of projects.


5.      Increase the employability of the target group by building market centered capacities.


6. Reduce the number of children whom are vulnerable or at high risk of abuse and violence.


7. Advocate for gender equality and protect women and girls against gender-based violence.


8. Promote recycling and reusing disposable materials.


Core Goals:

- Empower young people and strengthen their skills and capacities for increased participation and enhanced   employment.

- Mobilize young people and promote leadership to achieve sustainable development through a rights based    approach to democratic, economic and civil rights.

- Promote gender equality and prevent domestic violence.

 - Equip children with the sufficient tools and skills to protect themselves from child labor, child marriage, abuse and violence.

-  Supply youth groups and children with the necessary skills and actively encourage them to reduce pollution and promote a healthy environment.


 Target Group Characteristics: 

YFD targets Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese youth, women, children and persons with disabilities, those living in the camps and outside them -  for  several  reasons including:


1.      They are all rated as  vulnerable groups.


2.      Our centers are located in vulnerable areas where the headquarters is located in Beirut- Mar Elias camp and in Saida near to two Palestinian camps Ein Al Hilwe and Mia w Mia.  


3.      Palestinians and Syrian refugees also face severe restrictions in their access to work opportunities. Palestinian and Syrian refugees are restricted from practicing several professions such as medicine, law, pharmacy, and journalism due to a requirement of possessing Lebanese citizenship or to having reciprocal treatment in the country of the foreign national who are wishing to practice certain professions.


This aberrant and discriminatory situation has negatively influenced the Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese people, and as a result, many of them have become aggressive and indifferent while many others live in bitterness, frustration with little or no hope for the future. Moreover, the camps are highly influenced by political and religious groups and parties that unfortunately provide alternatives to the frustrated youth looking for tangible options.


The Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese young people have several socio-economic needs . Among these is the access to formal or informal education that would enable them to acquire skills, get employed and subsequently help their families or build new ones.


Strategic Decisions:

YFD , in its attempt to stay competitive and  diversify its programs to best meet the needs of its target, has worked to set a strategic plan for the next five years 2016-2020. Two out of the three main strategic areas are:

1-  At the Program  Level:


The top management commitment to change is crucial to  support the changes at all levels including the mission to better focus on  satisfying the changing refugee needs on academic and employment levels.


2- At the Resources Level:


The top and middle management will successfully manage the transition to a new mindset of diverse academic programs, vocational training, and partnerships.






Our Offices:
YFD Main Office   +961 1 305 338
YFD Social and Cultural Activities Center - Beirut    +961 1 818 814
YFD Social and Cultural Activities Center - Saida    +961 7 736 156

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