Reconciliation through Rebuilding: The BEDCO Construction Initiative

Construction can refurbish and rebuild a city in more ways than one. Combining that with reintegration and rehabilitation, MARCH through BEDCO are uniting young people across communal divides. Together they’re rebuilding  a better future for themselves, supporting their communities and contributing to rebuilding the city of Beirut. “I wanted to help, my friends and I […]

The Albe 3ala Jare Initiative: Peacebuilding through Culinary Art.

As part of the Beb el Dahab conflict resolution and reintegration program, youth from Beb el Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen are learning, in the Kanyakaman hub’s community kitchen,  the art of food preservation.  Making and preserving food have always been an essential part of the lebanese culture and the well known hospitality of the lebanese […]

Once Upon a Time… The Kanyamakan Community Hub

A safe space for former enemies to work hand in hand, gaining culinary, gardening, carpentry, calligraphic, sewing, design and embroidery skills. After the opening of the Kahwetna cultural cafe in 2016 as a safe space that unites youth from Jabal Mohsen and Beb el Tebbeneh around arts, culture and learning away from sectarian and communal […]

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 […]

Civil Military Cooperation for social cohesion

Hand in Hand for a better Lebanon As part of its numerous collaborations with the Lebanese Army to improve social cohesion and promote mutual respect and understanding between communities and the Army, MARCH launched a new partnership on June 29th: building a military training base for Tripoli’s 12th infantry brigade from the ground up. The […]

ARTS ON THE STREETS, A MESSAGE OF PEACE AND UNITY

A harsh painted over with beautiful brush strokes. Now that’s what we call a journey… By engaging with the communities of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen through its various initiatives over the years, MARCH realized that Tripoli was a well of untapped talent and potential just waiting to be discovered. It is for this […]

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 […]

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ARTS AND CULTURE

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. In addition to theater, MARCH has also incorporated art in its holistic rehabilitation and reintegration program- Beb El Dahab. By creating a safe space for personal and professional development, the […]

RENOVATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY BY THE COMMUNITY

Our work with the communities of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen through the Beb El Dahab rehabilitation and reintegration program has been an important pillar of our other initiatives. MARCH realized that providing the youth with a holistic set of marketable skills would enable them to access better opportunities and shift the trajectory of […]

BUILDING BRIDGES ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD

Sports have always been a cornerstone of our work in peace-building as its helped MARCH strengthening ties between different communities. Throughout the years, we’ve set up numerous events that have emphasized the importance of team building and more importantly, cooperation. Our football tournaments are no exception. Although this activity typically brings together mixed teams of […]