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‎Amel Association

National Network: 
Lebanon
Address: 
Amel Bldg., Abou-Chakra street, Mousseitbeh, Beirut ‎
Beirut 14-5561
Lebanon
Telephone: 
‎+961-1-317293
Fax: 
‎+961-1-305646‎
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1978
General Information: 

STRUCTURE: Amel Association has its head quarter in Beirut and 16 center in rural area to implment project and develop services. The overall staff number is 96 excluded the consultants that provide services in the centers. FINANCES: 2011 budget of the NGO is 2,127,223 US$ coming from: - 38,51% from external assistance (HELP; BONPARTNERS; Domestic Megrant Workers (Jordan); Anera; Save the children; Mercy Corp; Africa 70; OSI; UNDP; Canadian embassyr and other embassies) - 5,04% form internal assistance - 56,45% from internal revenues MODALITIES of ACTION: Direct implementation of development project in a participatory way through seminars, and trainings. Youth activities such as Peer to Peer trainings, International exchanges, workshop and voluntary activities. House of Human Rights established by Amel youth groups For more details information and description, please check our web site

Mission and Objectives: 

Amel's objectives are: * Promoting social, economic, civil and cultural rights for the underprivileged in Lebanon. * Contributing to building a strong and mobilized Civil Society in order to strengthen national unity and promote democratic values. * Advocating and lobbying for the principles of human rights in the aim of ensuring Social Justice. * Assisting and providing quality services for everyone (medical activities, rural development, trainings…) * Promoting equal rights and equal opportunities Principles: The Programs of Amel Association are implemented on three different levels: - Programs of services: All the medical, social and educational services are offered in a permanent manner to the population for symbolic fees, based on a participatory approach. Amel describes these services as "better and cheaper.” - Development Programs: This relates to the continuation of an evolution from emergency action to development activities in the most deprived areas in Lebanon, by working with the population and for the population. Though this is a complex and challenging process, Amel is loyal to it. - Sensitization Programs on Civic Rights: This takes place through holding sensitization sessions about the importance of national unity and promoting democratic values. - Educational Program on Human rights: Organizing courses on human rights and International Humanitarian Law and Refugees Law.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Ongoing Projects: Anna Lindh Foundation: Video Advocacy Action Open Society Institute: Summer school on law and conflict 2012 European Commission: gender equality DRC : Life Skills Education for Iraqi Refugee Women & Youth French Embassy :Promotion of Women and Children’s Rights to Education, Leisure and Health The follow-up committee: Solidarity with Gaza UNHCR: Social support to Iraqi refugees Euromed: Youth exchange