How have the teams managed to adapt to the situation to allow the young beneficiaries to continue their activities?
The trainers continued their classes via video conference. “Each day of the week is devoted to learning a new lesson. Thus, we have been able to continue preparing our projects”, explains Thanaa, a beneficiary of the BRIDGES training course.
Alongside technical training, trainers also focused on psychological support and life skills that provide an essential solution in these difficult times, where a lot of people lose hope. The allocation of a small budget to cover Internet and telephone costs to prevent people from falling by the wayside. The beneficiaries’ commitment and cooperation were behind the success of these online training courses. “It was the first time I followed online classes and I really enjoyed the approach because it allowed us to be more productive”, explains Hishem.
Furthermore, the Sweida Center has launched the Stay Positive initiative that broadcasts short videos and conferences that could help families and young people to overcome this crisis.