Testimony: Meet Mostafa Latesh

“I used to think of weapons, now I think of brushes and paint rollers.” Mostafa Latesh Mustafa is a stateless former fighter who had been incarcerated for taking part in the clashes between Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh in Tripoli . After joining March’s rehabilitation program, Mustafa left his dark past behind, becoming a painter  and […]

À Tripoli, d’anciens combattants redonnent vie à des objets du mobilier

Coup d’envoi de l’exposition «Kan Ya Ma kan », (Il était une fois) au centre-ville de Beyrouth dans le cadre d’un projet lancé par l’association libanaise March Des produits intitulés « Histoires Inédites d’amour et de guerre » sont restaurés par d’anciens combattants ennemis aujourd’hui réconciliés, unis et réunis pour une même cause BEYROUTH : […]

Feuding youths becoming change-makers

MARCH / THE BEB EL DAHAB INITIATIVE, TRIPOLI, LEBANON Young people formerly involved in violent conflicts receive training in the practical and emotional skills needed to rebuild their neighborhoods together. Presented by: Kinda Majari, Project Coordinator, MARCH Lebanon | Tripoli, Lebanon FEUDING NEIGHBORHOODS An Alawite and a Sunni neighborhood in Tripoli have been plagued by […]

No Garlic No Onions Visits March’s Youth Rehabilitation Program in Tripoli

Watch a live tour by NoGarlicNoOnions of our facilities, Kahwetna and Kanyamakan, on the former front lines! A path of change, from war enemies to carpenters, seamsters, tour guides, cooks, gardeners, builders and artists… It’s a story of love and war. Anthony Rahayel, in his brief documented tour, shed light on these wonderful people’s hidden […]

DOLLS WITH A STORY

A story of Love and War from the heart of Tripoli MARCH has recently collaborated with the Bokja design studio- a brand that is dedicated to reviving regional textile practices and building a regional network of artisans. The initiative entailed employing the local craftsmanship of young men and women from Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal […]

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY, A PRECONDITION TO STRONG AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Economic resilience is a fundamental pillar of MARCH’s initiatives. Through its work in Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, the organization realized that the conflict’s roots were not ideological but rather a product of a socioeconomic ecosystem that had led to the marginalization of these communities. The acute lack of opportunities stripped them of 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 […]

MARCH LANCE LA RÉCONCILIATION PAR LE BATIMENT

L’Orient Le Jour Le chef du gouvernement a affirmé qu’il œuvrera auprès de l’Union européenne pour faire figurer le projet Bedco parmi les programmes soutenus par la conférence de Paris. Favoriser aux jeunes marginalisés de Tripoli des opportunités de travail dans le bâtiment en vue de leur faire reconstruire une communauté apaisée et à l’écart […]

HOW FORMERLY EMBATTLED TRIPOLI NEIGHBORS ARE NOW STRUGGLING TOGETHER

Al Monitor TRIPOLI, Lebanon — In the final weeks of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, more than 100 people gathered on May 25 for iftar (the breaking of the fast) in Tabbaneh Park, one of the only green spaces in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood of Tripoli. The meal was the third of its kind […]