Desenvolvimento Integrado 

Como as pessoas são multifacetadas, acreditamos que o desenvolvimento deve responder a todas as necessidades de uma pessoa em vez de se concentrar em um único projeto de cada vez.

HABITAÇÃO E MELHORAMENTO DA VIZINHANÇA

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Problemas de la vivienda

Junto con la inseguridad alimentaria y la falta de transporte, la vivienda inadecuada es uno de los mayores obstáculos para la buena salud de muchos libaneses. Miles, principalmente mujeres y niños, viven en viviendas inseguras. Muchos tienden a padecer múltiples enfermedades crónicas o enfermedades agudas periódicas sin tener medios económicos.

Soluciones de vivienda

Las iniciativas del LEAP incluyen la renovación o la construcción de viviendas decentes, seguras y asequibles en las zonas empobrecidas del Líbano.

Los proyectos de construcción de viviendas seguirán principios rectores que incluyen:

  • La asignación de espacio adecuado y la separación de las viviendas para reducir el hacinamiento y atender a las necesidades de privacidad; una construcción sostenible que tenga en cuenta la eficiencia en el uso del agua y la energía, la durabilidad, las condiciones climáticas locales, la seguridad y la salud, la conservación de los materiales y los gastos de mantenimiento; la calidad del aire interior y una ventilación adecuada para evitar la exposición al moho, el radón, el monóxido de carbono y el plomo.

 LEAP también promueve la concienciación acerca de las exposiciones en interiores, los peligros para la salud y las estrategias de prevención.

  • Los temas de sensibilización incluirán el consumo de tabaco y el humo de segunda mano, el uso de plaguicidas, los alérgenos y los productos químicos de limpieza.
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PROMOCIÓN DEL VECIDARIO

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Problemas de los vecindarios

Se ha demostrado que las condiciones de los barrios donde vive la gente tienen efectos significativos en la salud. Las características sociales, físicas y económicas de los vecindarios se han asociado con la calidad de la salud y la longevidad a corto y largo plazo.

Soluciones para el vecindario

Las características de un vecindario pueden promover la salud ofreciendo espacios para que los niños jueguen y para que los adultos hagan ejercicio que estén libres de crimen, violencia y contaminación. El acceso a las tiendas de comestibles que venden productos frescos puede facilitar que las familias encuentren y coman alimentos más saludables.  El acceso a espacios verdes y parques infantiles puede mejorar la calidad de vida, la salud mental y el bienestar general. El acceso a espacios comunitarios seguros mejora las interacciones sociales, construye sistemas de apoyo social y mejora el bienestar mental y general.  Las condiciones sociales y económicas en los vecindarios pueden mejorar la salud al permitir el acceso a las oportunidades de empleo y a los recursos públicos, incluido un transporte eficiente, y mejores escuelas.

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Women, Children & Education Promotion

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Women, Children Challenges

In areas of poverty, women are more vulnerable to lack of education, forced labor, early marriage, and violence. Those who experience domestic violence have fewer options to leave violent relationships, due to their lack of income and resources. Women living in underserved areas of Lebanon are also assuming increasing economic responsibility for their families. An important challenge facing these women is the lack of financial services and training to launch businesses, support their families, educate their children, and strengthen their local economies. They must overcome social barriers, lack of job skills or business management experience, and little access to credit.

Women, Children Solutions

Small businesses should be a high priority for any society as it indicates growth and stability yet growing and scaling businesses requires support for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship allows people to unlock their potential and create their own jobs, key in fostering stability for families and communities. In order to address this issue, LEAP collaborates with local social entrepreneurs and NGOs to establish Women Microenterprise Development in order to provide women—rural and urban poor, heads of households, widows, victims of domestic violence—with business management training, access to credit, micro loans and networks to provide both business and social support.

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Education Promotion

FILE -- In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Lujain Hourani, 11, a Syrian refugee girl who lost part of her shoulder in a government forces airstrike in the Syrian village of Zara, near Homs, stands outside her family room, at a collective center where many Syrian refugees live, in Kirbet Daoud village in Akkar north Lebanon. The U.N. agency for children says more than 80 percent of Syria's children have been harmed by the five-year-old conflict, including growing numbers forced to work, join armed groups or marry young because of widening poverty. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Education Challenges

Due to the deteriorating socioeconomic situation in Lebanon, many Lebanese are unable to provide basic elementary education for their youth. The dropout and illiteracy rates are on the rise. Young children are either losing their access to schools or being removed from school at a young age in order to enter the job markets as low wage laborers. When family finances suffer, girls are the first to be removed from school. In addition, they often stop attending school when they reach adolescence to marry at a young age.

Education Solutions

LEAP recognizes this alarming issue and works on providing education and support to people that are in desperate need.

Our goals are to provide aid in the following forms:

Promoting public awareness that encourages children, particularly girls, to attend school and at least complete secondary education.

LEAP partners with organizations that provide innovative non-formal education with the purpose of providing access to tools and knowledge that educate, innovate, and create opportunities improved livelihoods in Lebanon.

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VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SKILLS BUILDING promotion

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Challenges

Lebanon is suffering from cyclical and structural unemployment mostly driven by major political, social, and other issues which have hindered economic growth and job creation in the past few years. Moreover, there is a growing gap between the labor supply and labor demand in the market which is further aggravating the situation notably in terms of youth employment, inclusion, and new skills in demand.

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Solutions

LEAP collaborates with local social entrepreneurs and NGOs running such vocational schools by donating equipment that enhances learning and encourages attendance.  Priority will be given to projects that fill shortage of technical laborers and skilled workers thereby providing employment opportunities. LEAP provides vocational training for jobs in robotics, I.T, construction, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electricity, painting…

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