On continuous work, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers have implemented a comprehensive program targeting all age groups with the objective to promote positivity among 282 participated people in Dwaira village in Swaida city. The program consisted of various aspects discussed in consecutive sessions along with the implementation of a youth initiative. The sessions involved topics related to life skills, resilience in children, vocational training for adults, parenting providers training and supportive education for students (6 – 15 years old).
What is a life skills program?
It is a program designed to teach youth and teenagers how to plan youth initiatives that could be conducted by SARC community services department.
The first initiative is launched
As soon as the life skills program ended up, 17 adolescents enthusiastically launched the first initiative titled “Little seed of goodness”. The initiative, implemented in cooperation with SARC livelihood volunteers, focuses on the importance of farming winter crops like onion, spinach, peans, fava, parsley and rocca. It aimed to promote a healthy food culture and to help enhance the self-sufficiency of the farmers in the village.
Step by step
The adolescents divided the tasks among themselves and start working. They plow the land and make rows ready for seed planting. The livelihood volunteers supervised the process and guided it well.
To ensure an abundance of the crops, the agriculture process is going to be followed up and monitored by both the livelihood and the community services teams. The crops will be distributed then to the due families, where women will conserve some of it and generate good income for their families.