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News >Access Alumni Mini-Grants Winners for 2022

Apr 04,2022
TFL is delighted to announce the 2022 Access Alumni Mini-Grants awards! Five of the project proposals submitted by alumni of the Access program in Lebanon were selected:

Fatima Katrib and Amal Akoumi of Access Cohort 8: Their project is to train 50 underprivileged youths from Tripoli’s economically disadvantaged localities of Tebbeneh, Qobbeh, and Jabal Mohsen in leadership and employability skills.

Rasha Shalha of Access Cohort 8: Her project aims to prepare 80 juveniles from the Zahle and Beirut areas, who have been released from prison for reintegration into society. It will also involve filminga video that will be used as a campaign tool to dispel the stigma associated with this group of people.

Ziwar Moulky of Access Cohort 8: His project entails teaching Microsoft skills to 50 teenagers from Tripoli's economically challenged neighborhoods of Tebbeneh, Qobbeh, and Jabal Mohsen in order to improve their job prospects.

Yasmine Zeineddine of Access Cohort 10: Her project is to train 50 youths from the Southern Maten area in project proposal writing, budgeting, logistics, presenting, implementing, and assessment. After that, they will be empowered to lead community projects themselves.

Maryam and Jana Soussi of Access Cohort 10 and 12: Their project is to train women on how to manufacture reusable menstrual pads made from eco-friendly materials. It is to be undertaken in Ashrafieh, Beirut and will involve 50 women learning the manufacturing process and at least another 50 receiving reusable pads. In addition, at least ten women will be hired to sew reusable pads that will be distributed.

Congratulations to the winners, and a heartfelt thank you to the US Embassy in Beirut for sponsoring this initiative and helping us select the winning projects.

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