CMIC – Community mobilization in Crisis is an initiative in partnership between LASeR, AUB and University of Ottawa to help Syrian students enrolled in secondary to mobilize their communities through designing and implementing initiatives.
The aim was to help students identify the problems that lead to scholar dropout and propose ways to solve them. 30 students were enrolled in the training, they created 6 groups to work on different aspects to access to Education (Curriculums, language, psychosocial support …).
Participants underwent a training based on a curriculum co-designed by LASeR and the University of Ottawa; the pilot was delivered in 6 interactive sessions (one session per week) to acquaint students with the following:
–Research tools and methodologies
-Design Thinking and idea generation
-Project Proposal design and development
On Friday the 10th of January, LASeR hosted the final ceremony of the CMIC project. During the ceremony, each group presented their initiative in front of the jury: Dr. Mustapha Jazzar CEO of LASeR, Saly Khalaf project manager at Mercy Corps, Nidal Ali Business development and operations director at IEC and Leila Dahdah from UNHCR. Three initiatives were selected for the win:
-Sharing is Caring
-Hope Initiative Scholarships
Winner initiatives will be getting a seed funding of 500.000 L.L. per project as well as LASeR’s support throughout the implementation. The initiatives shall be implemented in the next 3 months