Youth Organizing Program
Youth Organizing is the core program of Ruwwad Lebanon. Scholarships are extended every year to youths from Bab El Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, and in parallel, the scholars commit to four hours of community service per week, while also benefitting from the cultural, business and leadership components within the Enrichment Program.
Since the inception of the Fund, 160 scholarships have been awarded to youths seeking university and post-secondary vocational educational programs. 82 scholarships were awarded in 2012, 52 were awarded in 2013, and another 26 scholars were selected in 2014, bringing the total number of current scholars to 107.
Youth Education and Enrichment Scholarship Fund
For youths to benefit from the Ruwwad scholarship they are invited to follow a well-designed process of three phases: In the first round, prospective scholars fill out application forms; in the second round, the shortlisted applicants submit an essay about a topic related to the community; in the third round, a semi-final list sit for interviews.
The scholarship fund is based on partnerships with well-known universities in Lebanon, including Balamand University, Beirut Arab University and Lebanese International University, most offering discounted tuitions for Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya and taking into consideration the unstable and risky environments of Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
The Enrichment Program
The Cultural Component: The cultural “Dardashat” sessions take place through various learning mediums - literature, arts and movies. Once a month, the Center welcomes a local or regional speaker for a discussion about a topic of interest to the scholars.
The Business Component: Scholars benefit from different training workshops for the enhancement of business skills, self-confidence, environmental awareness...etc, which take place in collaboration with non-governmental organizations and certified trainers. English language instruction is conducted through the Rosetta Stone installed in Ruwwad’s computer Lab.