An initiative by the community, for the community!

Food parcels distribution in Tripoli and Beirut “It takes a village” is a popular saying that could not be more accurate because it truly does take collective efforts to cope with a deteriorating economy with detrimental social impacts coupled with a global pandemic.  That is why MARCH helped youth from Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal […]

Reuters- Fighters and farmers step in to help Beirut after the blast

Ban Barkawi AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From former fighters repairing damaged buildings to rural women preparing meals, people from across Lebanon have stepped in to help businesses set up to do good after the seismic port explosion in Beirut. The Aug. 4 blast, which officials have blamed on more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium […]

THEATER FOR RECONCILIATION: A CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE

MARCH’s approach has always been rooted in its belief that arts and culture are powerful catalysts of change that can help foster long-term sustainable stability. This belief has translated into various initiatives across the years starting with Theater for Reconciliation– a concept we originally launched in Tripoli in 2015. The Alawite neighborhood of Beb El Tabbaneh […]

GIVING YOUTH AN OPPORTUNITY AT A BETTER FUTURE

In Tripoli Due to Tripoli’s ecosystem, the area has constituted fertile grounds for conflict over the years. Local youth had been subjected to extreme socio-economic conditions that had made them susceptible to sectarian narratives. Furthermore, these individuals’ quality of life has been gravely impacted and their basic rights considerably impaired. They had difficulty accessing fundamental […]

HONA BEIRUT: A CULTURE HOT-SPOT IN THE HEART OF BEIRUT

The country’s capital encapsulates a striking socioeconomic paradox. Although Beirut represents urbanization, many of its communities remain marginalized and extremely restricted due to their lack of access to equal and equitable opportunities. This has long been the city’s biggest trait. Therefore, MARCH wanted to create a cultural hot-spot that would help alleviate these disparities and […]

ALL ABOARD! CREATING SAFE AND INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES

By engaging with the young men and women of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, our organization recognized the imperative need to create safe and inclusive public spaces within the communities that would give the youth a place to interact away from the toxic dynamics of sectarian divide. We also wanted to build an environment […]

EMPOWERING WOMEN

MARCH believes that the gender sensitivity lens has transformed the humanitarian sector and has allowed for more inclusive and resilient peacebuilding processes particularly in post-conflict societies. The participation of women in conflict resolution initiatives is both crucial and integral as they make up a substantial percentage of affected communities’ population. Furthermore, they play fundamental roles […]

SUPPORTING & STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Institutional resilience is a quintessential pillar of the country’s stability and development. Forging a strong governmental infrastructure ensures the proper mechanisms to provide citizens with the necessary support and services they require to have access to a good quality of life. However, the absence of proper governance apparatus generates large socioeconomic disparities that eventually compromise […]

CAFE BI KAFFAK

A cultural journey from Tripoli to Beirut Throughout the years, MARCH has actively incorporated the arts into its initiatives. This stems from the organization’s belief in the transformative and often cathartic power of self-expression. Our most recent adventure was no exception! Our work with youth from marginalized neighborhoods in Beirut has Tripoli has shown us […]

LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR BIGGER AND BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

This past month Hona Beirut started a ten-week-long English workshop. Marginalized youth were selected from all over Beirut to improve their language skills, or even to learn English completely from scratch! After completing their intake, participants were divided into four separate levels ranging from complete beginners, elementary, intermediate all the way to advanced. Learning expectations […]