First Step Center

Rural Damascus – – Bloudan – 2017

The first step center in Damascus countryside – Bloudan-2017

The St.Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee has opened the first step center for vocational education and training for adolescents in the Bloudan region

The aim of the project is to benefit the youth and youth from both sexes through:
-Vocational training programs offered by the center
– Life skills training programs offered by the center
-Provide opportunities for young adolescents to suggest, plan and implement social and civil society initiatives
-Training young people to become trainers in life skills education

 

The center provided an opportunity for young people and adolescents to participate in many community initiatives:
-Implant initiatives
-The theater show (Lamba), which aims to create awareness about the danger of drugs
– Our cultural initiative that aims to introduce young people and adolescents to the most prominent features in your region in addition to entertainment
-The Peace Step initiative, which aims to promote the concept of peace between youth and adolescents.
-The maintenance initiative aims (to perform a free maintenance of the computer by adolescents and young people who have completed their training)
-The First Aid Initiative, which aims to teach young adults and young people the principles of first aid to enable them to save their families and others when needed
-The personal hygiene initiative aims (distributing personal hygiene materials and tools, as well as free hairdressing by adolescents and youth who have completed their training)
-The Google and YouTube Fundamentals Initiative, which aims to introduce young people to the most used applications that all young people need to know
-Arts Initiative (drawing awareness cartoons)
– The initiatives of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Christmas tree that aim to promote the concept of brotherhood and love among adolescents and youth
-Pharmacy initiative (equipping the number of schools in pharmacies

Success stories included 3,718 people with training programs according to the following:

– 920 adolescents and adolescents benefited from life skills and project management programs offered by the center.
– 2307 adolescents of both sexes benefited from civic and community initiatives
– 35 adolescents of both sexes were trained to be life skills trainers
– 433 adolescents of both sexes benefited from life skills and project management courses offered by the center
-23 adolescents of both sexes were trained to raise awareness of the dangers of remnants of war