In a context of constant violence and insecurity since 2011, children, teenagers and young people face a social and economic future that is severely compromised. Despite the difficulties, the IECD confirms its determination to maintain its actions in Syria. Via a local team comprising 42 people and the strengthening of the skills of 27 associations from civil society, the IECD’s actions have an impact throughout the territory. Their aim is the training and access to employment of young people, their psychological support and their personal development.
Set up since October 2016, the BRIDGES program (Building and Reinforcing Integration through Development of Guidance, Employment and Skills) aims to inform young people about the challenges of entrepreneurship and help young start-up entrepreneurs create their own business. Since the launch of the BRIDGES program, 158 projects have benefited from funding after being presented to a jury and are now in their launch or deployment phase.